Just Routine: Making the Bed

cat-bed.jpgI never understood the point of making a bed.

“I’m just going to mess it up again!” I would shout at my parents as they walked away in frustration from my messy room.

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Just Routine: So It Begins

white and black weekly planner on gray surface

I have a hard time establishing routines. I’m a free spirit, I guess. I like variety: I’ve had a lot of jobs where the words “something different every day” came up in the interview.

I’ve had a lot of jobs, period. Once, during a very brief stint as a catering kitchen assistant, I was carpooling to work with a coworker and discussing our work histories. She’d had two jobs in her life: the restaurant where she’d worked every summer from the beginning of high school all the way through college, and this catering gig.

I tried to remember all of mine. I was twenty-three at the time, and I came up with: Continue reading