Empty time is when you are sleeping at work, in class or bored. It’s the time creatives use to write, paint, practice their lines and it’s when you should be doing some thing other than sitting around waiting for you chance.
When we wake up we should be thinking about our next step, that’s what I think about every day. What will happen with my writing, what will happen with my wife’s artwork.
My wife is putting in the time she can. I’m putting in eight hours at my day job and three hours of writing a day.
I find this time because it’s there. When we’re on the bus, waiting for our kids to get out of school or when we’re watching commercial after commercial, or lately, political ads. I’ll be glad when this election is over.
This time is empty minutes. Minutes we could be spending on other things, like writing, painting or practicing lines for our next audition.
Everyone has time, it’s finding it that we have problems with. If add up all the time we’re sitting in a car, watching some mundane TV show, listening to someone speak that we can’t stand.
Every one of those minutes is something you could be sketching, a story you could jot down, a few lines you could practice.
We walk through our lives, not noticing as much as we should. Ignoring things that we shouldn’t and staring off into the distance that won’t come unless we put in the effort.
Putting in your hours. Using “your” time is the best thing you could do.
We each start with 86,400 seconds a day. What are you doing with yours?