Well, the simple answer is: it depends what you're talking about.
- TV shows: Either its the seasonal break or your beloved show is about to be axed.
- Hockey: It's the Olympics or All-Star Game
- Me: The job is challenging or some goal is sucking up time and financial resources.
As far as my life as a fan who blogs is concerned, the situation is about 25/75. I fortunately have a job that is ever-evolving, creative, and brings new opportunities. It can be mentally fatiguing when I have an e-learning design issue to work through, but I can't say it's dull.
The big time-suck for my blogging schedule though is that my funds are being temporarily diverted to another, higher purpose. Like many other people of my generation in this country, I paid for school with loans. I was lucky because I only used them to pay for 1/4 of my tuition; the rest were covered by scholarships and grants. However, tens years into this fiscal journey, I realized something when I looked at the principal balance in December.
If I suck it up and tighten down just a little more on how much I spend, I can double my monthly payment. That would allow me to finish paying the loans off in two years, and I'd be completely debt-free.
So, while it means that I'm temporarily putting off the pleasure of attending live games and forgoing the lovely benefits of Comcast cable in my apartment, I can live with the trade off. Ultimately, it means I'll have more money for my hockey obsession.
And a kick-butt TV, because that is the reward I've set for myself.
Bear with me while my posting is infrequent. I'm concentrating what time I can to this blog, as well as my other one.