Beat The Clock- Hard Decisions Edition

Music sets the mood. I Am A Man by the Spencer Davis Group is playing in the background and I am trying to clear my head so that I can do the work that needs to be done.

I am on deadline in multiple areas and places.

Got six articles that are due within the next few hours and day. Got hard decisions to make about life, career and kids. Got chaos and clutter swirling around me and I feel like I am both master and slave to it all.

The music is moving me and I am starting to dance in my seat a bit. Probably look ridiculous to everyone else but in my mind’s eye I am cool, slick and in control. Confidence is building that I am going to figure the out the right answers to these questions but I admit to being concerned.

Sometimes there are no road maps to follow and all you do is blaze a trail. I am good with that for me, used to it but I am cautious about it with the kids. Don’t want to wrap them in invisible bubble wrap because you can’t and I won’t cripple them. They need to learn to roll with it, but I am dad and I wonder.

Six articles, what am I insane? Can I meet the challenge of time and quality? Can I get it done. Yeah, I will becuase I don’t give myself any other options.
This SOC post is a warm up. It is me stretching out and finding my rhythm so that I can do what needs to be done.


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spell checking. This is writing in the raw.
Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar). .
Link up your post below.
Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

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  1. Jules November 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Wandering by from SOCS …

    I used to always do better when I had more to do – spare time, or at least too much of it, always got me in trouble.

    You can do it!

  2. a.eye November 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Good luck to you on your mission to complete the assignments and in trying to not tightly wrap your children.

  3. Louise Ducote November 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I’m amazed at how much you can write in five minutes! Enjoyed this!

  4. Samantha Brinn Merel November 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Good luck with all of your work. I so know the feeling of having so much to do, and giving yourself no choice but to do it all.

  5. Erin O'Riordan November 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Good luck with your work! I know you can do it.

  6. jana November 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

    This is wonderful. Honored that you chose to do SOCSunday as a warmup. I hope the creative juices flowed and you got all you needed to do, done.

  7. Kenya G. Johnson November 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Love this post JackB. I never thought of writing as a warm-up. Nice analogy! I think you’ve got this.

    • Jack November 5, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Hi Kenya,

      I always see it as a warm-up. Blogging is where I start to stretch and get the blood flowing so that when I work on the “important stuff” the flow is where I want it to be. Hah! It sounds good, doesn’t always work, but…

  8. Stan Faryna November 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Great pace! Reminds me of Cake’s song…

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