Hello, Again

So… it’s been a while, huh.

The only excuse I really have is being too exhausted to even bother taking the time to write after work. However, considering that I spend most of my free time (on weeknights, at least) snuggled up under my kotatsu re-watching episodes of Parks and Recreation for umpteenth time, I can’t help but think that reasoning is a little… flimsy.

Maybe I’m being too hard on myself, but as an aspiring writer/creative of sorts, I feel like I should be trying use what free time I have to write something, anything. I mean, how do I expect to achieve anything if I don’t put in the effort?

Admittedly, though, it’s hard to resist the temptation to switch off once I leave work. The kind of work I do as CIR is the kind of work I hope to do once I finish my time on the JET Programme, and thus a part of me doesn’t feel the necessity to work on my own portfolio. Well, not an urgent necessity, at least. My work likely does count as a portfolio of some description, after all.

I suppose it’s a reality of working full-time… well, as a CIR at least. I am lucky in that I am generally not required to work overtime (and if I do, I can take that time off at a later date), and generally have the free time to do things after work. However, what they don’t tell you is that sitting in front of a computer screen at your desk all day can be really tiring.

Maybe the lack of CIR-penned blogs actually speaks to that.

At any rate, I’m going to try and hold myself more accountable, and try to write at least one blog post a week. Something, anything. As long as something is getting written. In a perfect world the mood would strike more often and more naturally, but sometimes you’ve just got to push through and make a habit out of it first.

Fingers crossed I actually do it.

But that’s probably not the best way to end this post, so…

I’ll be back. I promise.