A waste of time?

Since I retired from working, people keep asking me, ‘What do you do all day?’

No matter my answer, they tend to say, ‘Hmmm, OK.’

Of course, as the conversation precedes, it becomes obvious they think I’m just treading water. Not doing anything worthwhile with my life.

And, perhaps they are right. But, as I look around Medium, I’m not sure I’m doing anything less worthwhile than most people writing under a carefully chosen article title. A tile that promises that the article contains simple rules you must, must follow to be a successful writer or get rich playing with cryptocurrency.

Until I come up with something better, I’m going to keep spending my day reading, writing, walking, working out, talking to my dog, and eating. Oh, and working on some personal websites that I’ll never ever feel good about.


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Gerry McDermott

Scottish by birth and American by choice. Trying to write more clearly, take better photos, and read booksinstead of watching YouTube.