I did nothing today

Monday, July 24, 2017

It's 6:31 p.m. right now and I'm sitting at my desk on my computer watching Cryaotic's let's play of Beyond Two Souls while brainstorming post ideas, and now, for some reason, I've come to the realization that I've done nothing today. Absolutely nothing.

Which, kinda irks me, for more than obvious reasons.

I could try to find a silver lining in this. I mean, it's not even dark out yet. I can have dinner and shower, and I can still make a productive time out of my night. But I know I won't, which is what makes this more irritating.

I mean, it's summer! There are a million and ten things I could be doing right now. I could be working on my common app, finally putting a dent in all my summer work, updating my blog pages, making plans with friends, finishing that book chapter, or even sketching, something I haven't done in ages.

But no, I decided against all that and just decided waste my time on youtube all day and do nothing of significance. Am I gonna remember this day when I go back to school, the first day of senior year, and everyone asks me what I did all summer? Probably not. So me being my natural self, I tried to justify this crappy day by trying to think of every little thing I did do today, from start to finish.

- I woke up at 9 am, relatively late compared to usual since I saw Cars 3 last night.

- went on Reddit for an hour and cleaned my room.

- at noon my mom and I went for a drive to my testing location (road test tomorrow, fingers crossed!)

- drove to Barnes & Noble and bought an Archies comic book and coloring book, for chillaxing times

- read the entire comic book. I haven't finished a whole Archie comic book in months. It was an Archie Marries ... version too so it was almost impossible to put down.

- bought ink for my printer

- had McDonalds

And that's all I came up with. That's all I could come up for today, Monday, July 24th, 2017. Would I remember Monday, July 24th, 2017 in 20 years when I'm 36? When I graduate from college? When I get my first job? When it's my kids first day of school? At first, I thought, no, it wouldn't. Because I did nothing today.

But the crazy thing is, I didn't really realize what actually mattered today. I completely omitted things from my mind, that at the time I thought were trivial.

Like how my friend called me today, a friend who I haven't heard from in a hot minute, just to check up on me and my mom and how my summer was doing. Or how I totally got an email back from the people from a summer program that I really want to go to in August that I didn't expect.

It's kind of ironic how little details in between tasks during the day slip between the cracks. Like how I unloaded on my friend about how frustrated I was about my lack of studying and how mundane summer had been, and how I'd finally been able to register for the summer program that I really had wanted to attend. Those things really were day brighteners, but for some reason when I was recalling my day I couldn't remember them.

I suddenly felt the need to remember this day. I wanted to remember it so that any time I feel like I waste days on Netflix watching Family Guy or online shopping for nothing, to try to remember the little things that made the day important, things that I initially look over. :)) and hopefully that'll help my outlook on slower days like today.

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