Web comic "Surfer Joe"

Slacker (#028)

Slacker

Do you ever just sit at your keyboard hoping to write something… but nothing is coming to mind?

Well you may find this hard to believe, but it’s happening to me right now. I’ve been sitting here for roughly 20 minutes, trying not to panic at the thought of all the things on my to-do list today that are not getting done. All because I can’t think of something to write for this blog. 

My younger daughter is sitting next to me drawing in her sketchbook. She’s a pretty diligent worker when she wants to be. I wonder if she sees me sitting here staring blankly at a YouTube clip of Joe Rogan Questions Everything and thinking to herself about how much of a slacker her dad is.

I know it’s not cool to admit, but I care what others think of me. It motivates a lot of my actions. The biggest one is laziness, I hate being accused of being lazy. I get pretty upset with myself if I have an unproductive day, or even a bad morning. It’s nearly 11 AM right now and I’m still blogging. There is a little irate gremlin inside my head right now shredding my self esteem.

This is why I need surfing in my life. It is the only place I can go where are the garbage of the grind can’t touch me. When surfing it is imperative to stay in the present moment, to be in tune with the ocean and all her moods. They say “never turn your back on the ocean”. That’s good advice, because once you do that’s when she slaps you.

It’s meditation for me. Helps me clear my head and reset. And I never feel guilty for surfing. If that makes me a slacker then I’m a slacker and ok with it. Now on to this huge pile of work in front of me.


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