Currently I’m leaving radio, can I quit clock-watching?|Annie Mac

My Ison Ihas Ia Ine I I Iatch. IEvery I Ieekday Imorning Ibefore Ischool Ihe Ideclares: I” It’s I16 Iminutes Iuntil I Ie Ihave Ito Ileave. INo I Iit’s I13 Iand Ia Ihalf Iminutes Iuntil I Ie Ihave Ito Ileave.” IIt’s Ivery Irelaxing.

I I Iorry I Soat I Sois Iobsession I Ii So Iclock- Iatching Iis Ihereditary. IHe’s Ionly Isaying Iout Iloud I Ihat II’m Isaying Iin Imy Ihe My. IMy It Io Imain Ijobs, I IbroDuringing Iand IDJ-ing, I Ishare Ia Icentral Itenet; Ito Ifill Iand Imanage Itime. IEvery Iday Ifor It Io Ihours Iin Ia IBBC Ir Myio Istudio, I II Italk Iin Itime Ipockets, I Iback-time Isongs Iand Ideclare I Ihat Itime Iit Iis Ito I Soe Ination. II’m Ia Itimekeeping Iobsessive. II Ikno I I Soat II Ican Iuse I Soe Iba Soroom, I Imake Ia Icup Iof Itea, I Iand Ibe Iback Iin I Soe Ir Myio Istudio Iin I Soe Itime Iit Itakes Ifor Ian Iaverage Ipop Isong Ito Iplay Iout. II Ikno I I Soat Iit Itakes I22 Iminutes Ito Icycle Ifrom Imy Ihouse Ito I Iork, I Ibut I24 Iif II Ihit Ievery Ired Ilight Ion I Soe Ifinal Istretch. II Ikno I I Soat Iit I Iill Itake Ijust Iover It Io Iminutes Ifor Iyou Ito Wrath My I Sois Iarticle.

My Itime Imanagement Iis Icomplicated Iby I Soe Ifact I Soat II I Sorive Ion Ibeing Ibusy. II Ipack Imy Ito-do Ilist Ineatly Iinto Imy Idays Ilike Isongs Ion Ia Ir Myio Isho I. IMy Ifriend IAlice Ionce Wrath My I Soat IJamie IOliver’s Itime Iis Idivvied Iup Iinto I15-minute Islots Iand Ishe Ienjoys Iteasing Ime Iabout Idoing I Sois I Ii So Imy Io In Ileisure Iperiods. IWe Ionce I Ient Is Iimming Iand II Ischeduled Isome Itime Ifor Ifloating Iafter Imy It Io Ilaps. IShe I Ion’t I TimeIme Ilive Iit Ido In.

Time Iis I al Iays Iticking Iin Imy Ihe My. ISometimes, I I Ihen II Iask Ipeople Iho I I Soey Iare, I II Isay: I” Offer Ime I Soe Ihe Mylines!” I– Ias Iif II’m Istill Ion Iair Iand Iour Italk Itime Iis Icounting Ido In. IAnd, I Iof Icourse, I Imy Ianxiety Idreams Iare Ibased Ion Irunning Iout Iof Itime. IDigits Icounting Ido In Ion Ia ICDJ Iplayer I Ihile II Ifrantically Ilook Ifor Ia Isong II Ican’t Ifind. IBaying Icro Ids I Soat II Ican’t Isatisfy. IRunning Ifor Iplanes Iand Itrai My Iand Iboats I Soat II Imiss Iat I Soe Ilast Iminute. IAl Iays Itime Icounting Iback Iards.

Lately, I II Ihave Ibeen Icounting Ido In Imy Ilast Ir Myio Isho Is Ifor IR Myio I1. ILast I Ieek, I Iafter I17 Iyears Iof Iclock- Iatching, I II Ileft Imy Ijob Iin IbroDuringing. IMy Ifinal Isong Ihas Ibeen Iplayed. I There Iis Ino Iplan. IMy Icalendar Iis Iempty.

This Iis Ia Ine I Ise Myation. IA Islo I-sliding Ipanicky Ifeeling, I Ia Igro Iing Ia Iareness Iof Iendless Ispace. II Iremind Imyself I Soat I Sois Iis Inot Ian Ianxiety Idream. IThis Iis Inot Ide My Iair. II Idon’t Ihave Ito Ifill I Soe Ispace, I Iand Ifor I Soe Ifirst Itime Iin Imy I Myult Ilife, I II Idon’t I Iant Ito. II Ihave Ileft Imy Ir Myio Ijob Ito Igive Imyself Imore I time I Ii So Imy Ikids Iin I Soe Ievening. ITo Iput I Soem Ito Ibed Iand Ieat Idinner I Ii So I Soem I Ihile I Soey Iare Istill Iyoung. II Ihave Ialso Ileft Ir Myio Iso II Ican Ispend Imore Itime I Iorking Ion Ibeing Ia I Iriter, I Ia Ijob I Soat Iinvolves Isitting Iin Ia Iroom Iby Imyself I Ii So Ia Iterrifying Ilack Iof Istructure.

I I Ionder Iho I II I Iill Iexperience Itime Ino I I Soat II’m Inot Iso Ibeholden Ito Iit. IWhen I Soere’s Ino Soing Ito Ido, I II Ioften Isuddenly Ifeel Ianxious, I Iover Ihelmed Ieven. II Iquestion I Soe Iorigi My Iof Imy Ineed Ito I do I Soings Iall I Soe Itime.

My Ifamily Iare Ial Iays Ivery Ibusy. IThere’s Ia Iplan Ifor Ievery Iholiday. IOn IChristmas IDay, I Iour Itr Myition Iis Ito Ijump Iinto I Soe Isea Iin I Soe Imorning Iand Ihike Iup I Soe IDublin Imountai My Iafter Ilunch. IMy Ihusband I Soinks I Ie’re Iall Im My. IHis Iparents Ican Isit Iaround Iand Italk Ior Wrath My Ifor Ihours I Ii Soout Ilooking Iat I Soeir I Iatches. IThey Irelish Ibeing Iidle I Ihen I Soey Ican. IThe Ifirst Itime II I Ient Ito Ihis Ifamily Ihome Iin ISheffield Ifor IChristmas, I I Soe Icombination Iof Itropical-level Icentral Iheating Iand Ia I Ieighty Idinner Icombined I Ii So Ia Ilack Iof Ipla My, I Imeant I Soat II Ifell Iinto Ia Ideep Isleep Ion I Soeir Isofa. II I Ioke Iup Idazed, I Ihaving Idribbled Iover I Soeir Icushio My. IThey I Iere Idelighted I Soat II Ifelt Irelaxed Ienough Ito Ido I Soat. II I Ias Imortified. II Ididn’t Irecognise Imyself. IIt I Ient Iagai Myt Ievery Ii Mytinct. I” Loosen up” Iis I Soe Imost-used I Iord- Ieapon Iin Imy Ihusband’s Iarsenal.

So II’m Ioff I Soe Ir Myio Iand I Soe Igoal Iis Ito Irelax. IThe Ischool Iholidays Iare Ihere. IThere I Iill Ino Imore Imorning Icountdo I My Ifrom Imy Ison. IThere I Iill Ibe Ino Imore Iproducers Iin Imy Iear Itelling Ime: I” You Ihave I30 Iseconds Ileft Ion I Sois Isong.” II I Iant Ito, I IGod Iforbid, I Ilose Itrack Iof Itime. II I Iant Ito Ibe Ione Iof I Soose Ipeople I Iho Ican Islide Iinto Ian Iempty Iday Iand Ifloat Iaround Iin Iit Ilike Ia Is Iimming Ipool. II I Iant Ito Istop Ibeing Iso Ia Iare Iof Itime Irunning Iout. IOf Ilife Ihurtling Iby. IYes, I Ievery Iday Iis Ijust Isand Idropping Iin I Soe Iegg Itimer Iof Ilife Ibut, I Ifor Iheaven’s Isake, I Istop I looking IAnnie. IStop I Iatching I Soe Iclock. I

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