- 6am - Wake up, get cleaned up and grab a quick cup of coffee
- 7:15am - Go to work
- 5pm - Leave work and head home
- 5:45pm - Arrive home to be welcomed by my dogs. And my family :)
- Rest of the night - dinner, watch some news on the TV and hanging out with the family.
I try to do some reading when the kids are all in bed, but it's been difficult lately. By the time I open up my book or bible, I nod right off to sleep.
Then the alarm goes off and I do it all over again.
I've been thinking a lot about this lately. I feel like I'm in a bit of a rut.
A while back I was talking with a friend, and I explained how I felt that my piano skills were stuck. I had plateaued and wanted to improve but didn't know what to do. I ran a few ideas past him, but it was mostly me just thinking out loud. I had no intention of actually taking any of those ideas and implementing them.
He looked straight at me and said, "So, what are you going to do about it?"
I was taken aback just a little bit, because the tone of his voice wasn't with the intent of just asking a question. "if you really want to get better, you have to get off your butt and work at it. Get out there and play music with people that are better than you. Put yourself in situations that aren't comfortable."
He was right.
So, I decided to apply his advice to the rest of my daily life. I'm going to tweak this routine of mine. My reading time isn't working so well at night. So I'm going to read on my lunch break. I've been a bit uninspired with my job lately. And I shouldn't be. I like running a bookstore. So I signed up to go to a national book show next week. Speaking of an uncomfortable situation! I have to fly to get there (I hate flying!) and I have to talk to lots of people I don't know.
I am, however, looking forward to learning new things and finding some new ideas that I can use back home.
Are you in a rut? So, what are you going to do about it?