Work has been much much faster. Since the injury though, my personal work has been much much slower. I’m still capable of contributing to the unit, but in much less of a capacity than what I’m used to. For those unknowing, my left shoulder was violently yanked at work. I tried to catch a patient who passed out. Most likely a strain. Lotsa pain limited range of motion.
So today is the last day of this weeks work week. My “Friday” as we call it, despit it being Tuesday. As i write this my assignment is to stare at a sleeping man for the next eight hours. My job is to keep him from hurting himself. With some 95% certainty, this man will sleep through the entirety on my shift.
Job well done.
The challenge now is to channel the abundance of free time into responsible things. Like writing and prepping these blog posts, doing some exercise drawings, and, my favorite, hammering out prototype characters for the second book. So far so good
Im not sure if I mentioned it earlier, but im starting a second book this year. One aimed at a much younger audience. Its a happier less serious project than the one I’m grunding out. It gives me a reprieve from the overt focusing and refining of the main project. I betcha the light heartedness will bleed through. I’m excited! And excited to share!
The week ends prove a spicy challenge to me. Shit loads of work towards a never ending goal. The personal challenge is to not shrink from the work with booze and games. Instead Im cooking up ways to stay responsible and focused. Im positive I will share those experiences here as they happen.
Feeling optimistic and hopeful!