Pressure…No Pressure

Can you believe it’s already day 6 of 30 days of soul-crushing despair aka 30 days of writing? Where does the time go?

I was going to write about all kinds of pressure. Peer Pressure, Tire Pressure, Barometric Pressure….but it just didn’t come together. In fact, I deceived myself figuring that today would be a breeze. Instead, I’ve got nothing, although I’ve been applying a lot of pressure to the backspace key as I keep using it to erase what I just wrote.

But no. I’m not going to give in to the pressure to produce something. I enjoy stress and pressure as much as the next person. I even work better under pressure at my job. In fact, pressure usually gets the heart pumping and sharpens the focus. Sometimes that’s known as being in the zone, but that’s not going to happen in this space today.

I refuse to give in to it.

Can I go to sleep now?



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    You got some pressure on the old eyelids, huh? Do what I do and post in midday and be the last one and no one reads your post because they are tired of reading the others. Sorry, just trying to win some sympathy points.

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    I guess we can look on the bright side: We’re 1/5 of the way through.

  • Of course, it’s in their bag of tricks along with “waking master at 5am after master went to bed at 3am”. Gotta love that cat 🙂

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  • You got me there. master should have been in “”.

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