They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Most days, I don’t feel like a graybeard, but it’s increasingly clear that if I’m ever to become productive enough to achieve the optimal Markie lifeplan (Surprised Inner Voice: ‘Hey- Lifeplan? Why wasn’t I told?’ Annoyed Other Inner Voice: ‘You were out partying, you damnfool. Shut up and type.’) then I’ll need to learn to multitask. In all likelihood, I'll need to multitask like a bastard. Admittedly, this is daunting. I am a narrow-focus person. I grind the details. (Inner Voice: Oh that’s clever. Admit it: You’re obsessive!’) But I am resolute, and I have a plan. I will start small, with achievable goals. Tonight, I will go buy bubblegum. I will walk home. On the way, I will unwrap the bubblegum, and begin chewing.
I am a little afraid, but determined. Baby steps. I can do this. Wish me luck.