It’s 3:01 p.m. I’m the 6th car in line. School gets out at 3:15.
Then the Vice Principal marches down the line with her walkie-talkie, we give her the names, and the kids start spilling out.
Waste of time? Sometimes I think, hey I could be getting a tattoo!
The baby is watching YouTube on the iPhone, because I am a bad Dad.
But I am a little antsy and want to be productive.
So I dig around in the glove box and pull out a notepad the previous owner left in the minivan.
It’s from the local VFW, where I guess he was a member because the top of every sheet is embossed with his name. There’s an eagle and a patriotic slogan at the bottom of every sheet. Thank you Sam Discioscia!
I’m scratching this email out and the handwriting is bad even for me. I’ve learned the trick to remembering what I meant to write is to transcribe it same day.
I’ll do it tonight. I could write even faster but now I’m negotiating with the baby who’s screaming at me because he wants to get out of his car seat – NOWWWW DADDDYYY!
Point is you can do this work anytime anywhere.
But your mind has to be there first.
This is what you will discover when you join Retired Writer’s Club.
Doing it every day because you’ve decided what you want.
P.S, It took me 13 minutes to scrawl this email on the Sam Discioscia‘s VFW notepad while balancing it on the steering wheel.