I feel like this needs to be Friday. I am really tired. Once again, I have had too many late nights--mostly due to meetings, although last night was a dinner out and some lively conversation instead of rowing. Tonight I am taking my wife out to a nice place downtown for a pre-birthday dinner. Her natal day is Sunday so we will have dinner with her parents that evening. But tonight is our dinner together at a special restaurant. Hopefully, I'll be able to stay awake through the main course!
I had a good conversation this morning with my sponsor who stays busy in his retirement. I seem to never stop and was complaining that in retirement one can decide when (or whether) to get up, shower, and leave the house. But when my alarm rings at 5: 15 AM, I can hit the snooze button a couple of times, after which I'd better get up and get going. The work world calls!
And then there is the time spent on recovery "work". I think that in truth my recovery work takes a lot of time. I spend 5 hours a week minimum with sponsees, another 3-4 hours a week in meetings, not counting the driving time to and from. But I consider that this time is the most well spent of my week. What I'm thinking about are the time sinks that add up during a week. It’s that sucking sound I hear--of the sands of time, the ticking clock, and the blurting alarm in the morning. So here's the question:
What was this week’s biggest time sink for you?