Toade's Terrific Talking Time - T4 EP.4
Whoa man, that was a crazy Super Bowl wasn’t it? Like when that one dude threw the ball and then the other dude didn’t catch it and it was like whaaaaaaaat?
Okay, you got me. I didn’t watch it. But I did make sure to wait until the game was over to write this up. And you may notice something a little different about today’s entry. It’s a day late!
Well, not really. You see, I’ve made the executive decision of moving these posts from Saturdays to Sundays. Studies show that people are more likely to lounge around at home whilst browsing the internet on a Sunday. And by studies, I mean my own observations. Of the, like, five people that I know. It’s good enough for me.
So, my lovely patrons and people, what do you suppose I’m here to rant about today? I’m glad you’re so concerned, and it just so happens that I’m here to talk about time management.
“But Toade, isn’t that very derivative of a previous post of yours?” That’s very astute and very incorrect. Before, I was complaining about responsibilities. Today, I’m complaining about trying to fit everything that you love doing into the confines of the 24 hours allotted to each day by the powers that be. Like Elon Musk or something like that. I don’t know who decided this stuff. Ask Sharke (@SharkeWrites on Twitter), he researches a lot, I just bring the wit.
See, here’s the thing. We here at [BeetleMilk] are allowed any number of hobbies because our overlords are… well, us. And as such, I indulge in a great many hobbies. I love writing, yes, but I also love reading, playing video games, listening to music, playing music and otherwise blowing my money on anything that catches my eye. And this leads to some disastrous shenanigans. Mostly involving me checking my watch and realizing that it’s midnight and I’ve done exactly none of the things I had planned for the night. And then scrambling until 4:00AM finishing anything that I did have to do.
It’s a vicious cycle, but as Sharke is fond of saying, everyone’s gotta have a hobby (he’s been saying that to me for about 8 years and it hasn’t gotten old or been proven false).
Usually, with a rant like this, I’d like to try to come up with a solution for the issues I’m complaining about, but I have to say something that some of you with similar issues might need to hear as well. There is no easy fix for time management issues. The only way to fix it and focus on the things you’re supposed to do is to put down the extracurriculars and put your ass to work. It’s a harsh lesson and one that’s taking me a while to learn. But it truly is the only way.
Everyone needs to put down the hobbies sometimes and do the things that matter most. I’m working on it. Every single day. And it’s important that everyone reading this do so as well. This isn’t the cheeriest entry ever, but it’s something that definitely needs to be said.
That’s gonna do it for today! Check back next Sunday for another installment of T4!
Brian Melgar, better known as Toade, was the original Sith tasked with carrying out Order 66. Instead, he carried out Order 69 with Padme’ Amidala, prompting his eventual exile from Coruscant. If you look like Natalie Portman, swipe right on @beetlemilkcomic, or swipe left on @darthsnugglepuss on IG