Current Thoughts: Not Making My Bed


Currently, I am sitting in a beat-up chair, in blue shorts, in my tiny room typing on a MacBook Pro, lent to me for being editor-in-chief of The Tartan, Radford’s Student-Run newspaper. The Mac sits on the top of an old typewriter I received as a gift last Christmas from my mom, my high school diploma plaque, and my dead iPad.

Curtis Mayfield’s 1970-1978 Keep On Keeping On album is playing in the background, and I feel at a loss. I mean, I just can’t or want to do anything. That’s why I’m writing this, so I feel somewhat productive today.

We are in the process of moving; my room has been pretty much all packed up since Spring Break started in early March, somehow still a mess though, and all I want to do is watch movies, sleep, and force myself to turn in work late. I can’t take it anymore, but I keep doing it anyway, which in return gets me into this funk I’m in right now.

I’ve been in this funk multiple times before, and it always finds its way back to me after weeks of being extremely productive.

All photos were taken from my iPhone 6S … I didn’t feel like editing them.

I am forcing myself to clean my room, finally – and I’m blogging about it at the same time. I just need to do something. I can’t stand wasting a day on the couch or the bed anymore – at least for right now.

I have plenty of assignments to start and finish by May 1 and then focus on exams after that. I’m also backed up with freelance work, my internship, my duties as editor-in-chief, and then as the IT guy for Highlander Student Media.

I’m hoping cleaning my room and blogging can help me get in the groove again. I guess we’ll see.

Mr. Mayfield, please help me, brother.

The Timeline:

6:43 p.m.

I put on a Spyro the Dragon shirt I forgot I bought after purchasing the new Spyro Reignited Trilogy at GameStop last year. The shirt was found when cleaning out my middle dresser drawer filled to the brim with shirts from various ages of my life.

So I exchanged my old clothes from the middle drawer with my newer clothes I packed in a brown and black four-wheeled suitcase my mom got on sale at Gabe’s, from when my dad and I went back to my Radford dorm a few weeks ago to clear it out.

When putting any of the clothes away, I didn’t bother folding them as I just don’t have the time right now or motivation to do so; however, I do fold the towels – I’m not an animal.

I proceeded to Tetris my other bags and things in my closet, in which half of the closet is taken up by a large air supply duct. It only took me a few minutes to accomplish all of that, which was nice.

7:09 p.m.

Today I just discovered that such a thing exists: a washer/dryer combo all-in-one machine that takes laundry from dirty to dry in a single unit. LG has made them since 2008, and I’m sitting here wondering why a lot more people don’t have them!

The pile used to be bigger.

8:15 p.m.

Let’s see. I cleaned my desk, put stuff away that was on my dresser to put more things on the piece, vacuumed my room with my moms brand new and fancy Dyson vacuum – which she bought for the new house, feed Lola, Molly, and Stella (our bulldogs), took the trash out, brought the trash cans back to the house, and ate Mexican food that my mom brought home for dinner from Don Pepe.

Now I wait for hours for several loads of laundry to finish … I know, that’s what I get for waiting. Oh, and did I mention I put on pants – that was before I went outside to get the trash and feed the dogs. In case you were wondering.

I don’t think I am going to make my bed, though. It’s just not something I’m keen on, and so what, who cares if my bed is made or not. I think I prefer sleeping in my messy bed rather than a made one. I’d feel like a mummy and would tear the blankets off the bed to get comfortable.

Some people say it’s the first thing you accomplish in the morning. I think the first thing you accomplish in the morning is getting up. If I put that much weight on a small task like making my bed and denote it as an accomplishment that would be upsetting; however, I’d instead appreciate that I got up in the morning – It means I’m alive.

5:40 a.m. The Next Day

I watched Planes, Trains and Automobiles for the second time and I forgot just how good that movie is. John Candy is always a treat, and the movie is free right now with ads on Crackle.

Anyway, I have ideas and plans running through my head that I will be pursuing and implementing as the days and weeks go on to help build The Part-Time Gamer and LeporeMedia (more on that on a later date). Plus, getting focused on my other jobs and as a student.

To tell you the truth, I don’t know what I was trying to do with this blog post, but I hope you got something out of it; however, I am glad I did a least this today. It’s better than making my bed … though, it doesn’t top breathing.


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