After many years of not writing or, at least, not writing what I wanted to write I think I’ve found the answer. Make writing the distraction. It’s what I do when I don’t want to do something else. Because I have all of these things I’m committed to do I sneak away mentally, open a new story in Medium and add a thought. When I have something I don’t really want to do I pick one of the thoughts and write about it. But I have to do it quickly or I will feel too guilty. So instead of being guilty because I don’t write I feel guilty because I do. That works and I can’t afford to spend too much time editing so I just do it.

And I can avoid all those brownies, chocolate cakes and trips to Starbucks. It’s more fun getting in some illicit writing.

Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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