“It’s CAPTAIN. CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow.”
Another movie night with my son has come and gone. He is the youngest of my three and so vastly different from me. He’s 12 years-old but he’s a young 12. He loves video games, cartoons, Legos and movies. Sports and social media are not his thing.
When I was working two sports/social media jobs, I was around home but, not really home. After my jobs ended, I worked even harder to show some employer out there how good I could be in sports-social media coverage. I’d like to say work does that to you but I lean heavily toward the workaholic side.
Something triggered me to change things up the last few weeks. The past few weekends, my social media time has been cut back. Dramatically. I used to be always “on”. Now, I pick and choose my time wisely. Probably not ideal when you’re trying to impress potential employers but, severing the connection is healthy mentally and family wise too.
Should I be writing more? Probably. If I were a young 20-something trying to break into the business, there’s no question that I would be. That’s not who I am. Am I cutting my chances of getting hired by someone to do this sports-social media thing? Yes. But, I can live with that if I’m making memories with my son.
And so, it’s been a time of watching and re-watching movies like Pirates of the Caribbean or Monsters vs Aliens. My next goal is to build a Lego city with my son.
But, Legos really aren’t my thing.