A difficult decision

I have to face the truth. If I don’t have the time to read a book chapter, how could I find the time to launch my podcast?

When a new life has imposed on me that fateful summer of 2020 (see 100th post – a bittersweet celebration!), I honestly thought that it would be a matter of weeks before I could resume my CogitActive activities. Fast-forward 116 weeks – yes, you read this correctly, more than two years! – and I am still struggling to keep up with the demand of a weekly publication schedule for this blog. So, a podcast…

Audio file + RSS feed = Podcast
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I have tried to cut on sleep; not a good idea (see Exhausted! and Sick, again!). There is no way to cut more in what used to be my “me” time; it’s long gone! As for my work-life balance, it’s a disaster; even if I only take into account my regular job. I had no choice but to let the latter encroach on my family time and the situation appears unlikely to improve.

The amount of work (at my work) is increasing alarmingly and this period of peak workload is here to stay for some time. Indeed, it can only get worse – at least in the foreseeable future – and there is nothing I can do about it. No time management technique can change this reality. No matter how advanced they can be.

You may delay, but time will not.Benjamin Franklin

Now, if you have a really good memory, you might recall that I was so close to releasing my podcast this summer of 2020, that I added a teaser on my website:

It affects how one thinks, feels, acts.
Shrouded in mystery, misconception and fear
– more than a century after its discovery –
it remains an enigma.

This summer

I naïvely thought that there was simply no stopping me from launching my podcast in 2020! Nothing… I had everything (see Where to start?) in the pipeline. I had even gotten a media host.

Here comes the difficult, but sound decision indeed. I am paying for a service that I am not using. Again, I thought it would be a matter of weeks before to resume everything, including the launch of my podcast. Regrettably, weeks have turned into months and months into years.

It’s time to stop the financial hemorrhage.

This is not a defeat. We will return.Théoden
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