Mario Villalobos

Making Time

I just came back from my job interview, and I have to say, I’m excited. I applied for an IT job at a local K-12 school, a job I have no professional experience in but tons of personal experience in. The interview lasted for over an hour and a half, which I think is a good sign. I met with the vice principal and two other members of the board. I tended to ramble in my answers, but I felt I was honest and sincere and hopefully even confident. The job requirements seem easy enough to do, so I’m not too worried that I’m under-qualified for the job, even though I feel like I am. It should be fine, I hope. They will tell me of their decision by Monday, and I’m so excited right now that that seems like a long ways away.

Other than that? There’s nothing much else to report. I worked out, got my haircut for free (his Square credit card reader wasn’t working), and wrote another 300+ words in my novel. I like what I’m doing so far in this rewrite, like I’ve mentioned before, but I don’t really want to talk about it while I’m still writing it. I updated my iPhone and iPad to iOS 8 yesterday, and I really love the changes Apple made. I love the extensions, and I really think I can use my iPad more as my workhorse machine and use my MacBook Air for writing and as my TV replacement. I like that set-up, but it’s definitely a work in progress.

I was afraid I was going to write an entry like this on my blog, but here it is. I’m not really saying anything. I’m just relaying what happened; I’m keeping a record of my day’s events for posterity’s sake, not because I have something to say but because I want to write something. Am I being hard on myself? Am I trying to create something here that is so out of my reach that I shouldn’t even try? Or that it doesn’t even exist? I don’t know. All I know is that I didn’t make time to focus on tonight’s entry. I had my interview, which took lots of precious time today. I had my routine tasks I need and want to do every day, and that takes time. And now? Now I’m tired, and I want to watch a movie, and I’m looking at the word count to make sure I hit at least 400 words. And I have.

If I don’t make time for the things I think or want to value, then I have to reevaluate my priorities. I want this blog to be a big priority in my life, and to be successful, I have to make time for it every day.