Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Time management issues

Not having work to do makes it very difficult to decide what to do. Of course, we could just spend the whole day playing video games. We opened up the mini-game "Feed the Monkey" in Final Fantasy X-2 yesterday, and that is quite the delightful waste of time. Fortunately, last night we managed to feed the monkey to the max, so that game has lost its hold over us! Ha!

But then we think maybe, since we have the day off, we ought to use it to do some of those things we keep putting off with the excuse of, "We'll do it when we have more time." But we don't want to do any of those things. So, as usual, we end up sitting around asking each other what we want to do.

Not that we've been entirely non-productive. We sent another e-mail to Viz, seeing if we can get work with them. This time we decided to be more creative. We may or may not ever see if it was an effective strategy. We're also thinking about experimenting to see how long it takes us to subtitle an episode of anime from start to finish, so we can use that information when approaching Crunchyroll again. It seems like it could be fun, but on the other hand, it would be very time-consuming, and if it works, it would only lead to more time-consumption. And then we wouldn't have time for any of those things we keep putting off because we don't have time.

It's kind of complicated. It's like, we enjoy translating, and if we had more work to do, we would happily do it. But on the other hand, maybe we need to broaden our horizons, get out and do something else. And that requires us to do some of those things we keep putting off. But still, we need more work to get more money so we can support ourselves. But then we'd have less time for those other things, and it's just a vicious cycle. Maybe what we need to do is sit down and figure out what it is we really want. But that would take time from everything else! Aaaaahh!

Oh well, I'm sure we'll figure it out.

Today I'm thankful for Leia being kind enough to once again drive us to the vet, us being done with the fanbook so we can lend her our Fruits Basket manga and thus in some small way repay all her kindness, Oreo not needing another recheck for a month (unless he has a relapse or something, but of course we're hoping that won't happen), getting the day off to be more creative with our use of time (difficult as that can be), and having indeed fed the monkey.
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