So yesterday I got myself out of the house in time to make the 7am train in to work.
Except there wasn't one.
Because of the holidays the rail system is on holiday schedule all this week.
No problem. I got back in the car, drove in. The traffic was fairly light, so it wasn't too bad.
Even though my day got thrown off kilter some, I went to the gym to swim before work anyhow.
It felt great. It didn't mess up my workday anywhere near as much as I thought it would.
Later that day I came home and finished working on an audio project I was expecting to take a very long time. I managed to get it finished much quicker than I had planned for.
There's this behavior tracking application for kinky people/ageplayers I've wanted to build for years. I got started trying to build it in earnest last night, only to bump into some sort of class path glitch with my IDE.
I banged at it for about an hour with no luck. Then I decided to call it quits for the day and start again tomorrow night. It's a decision I feel good about.
What all these things have in common is that any urgency they had was the urgency I gave them. Yes, to be sure I have commitments and obligations to myself, other people, and my job. But in the end, I'm only accountable to myself. As long as I know the value and consequence of my actions, I can do literally anything, and take as long as I need to do it.
That's a fairly liberating idea. It means It's never too late to get in shape, or learn a new skill, or do something kind for someone you care about. I'm grateful for the peace and power not having a set schedule brings me.