SoCS: JC’s Confessions #9

A retired US armed services person – I can’t remember if it was a general or admiral – has been making the point that it’s important to make your bed first thing every morning because that will set you up for making a string of good choices for your day.

I’m not so sure.

I think many of us suffer from decision fatigue. What to do first/next, what to wear, what to eat, what to say, on and on and on. It can be mind-numbing.

I’m also afraid that some seemingly uneventful choices have deeper meaning. For me, making my bed in the morning is a reminder that I will spend a large part of my day doing things that are important to other people that aren’t really important to me.

It can make all those small, uneventful choices take on a deeper meaning – one after another after another.

It’s exhausting. Maybe that is part of the cause of decision fatigue.

In case anyone needed more evidence about my being what some would call overly-serious.

Non SoC note. I had been thinking of doing a JC’s Confession post about this topic, so when I saw Linda’s prompt, this was what came to the top of my mind. I’ve decided to list this as both an SoCS post and a JC’s Confessions post. I thought I should include my standard Confessions intro, so here it is:

On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert does a recurring skit, now a best-selling book, called Midnight Confessions, in which he “confesses” to his audience with the disclaimer that he isn’t sure these things are really sins but that he does “feel bad about them.” While Stephen and his writers are famously funny, I am not, so my JC’s Confessions will be somewhat more serious reflections, but they will be things that I feel bad about. Stephen’s audience always forgives him at the end of the segment; I’m not expecting that – and these aren’t really sins – but comments are always welcome.
~ JC

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Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is to write about “making small, uneventful choices.” Join us! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2020/01/31/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-1-2020/

Author: Joanne Corey

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4 thoughts on “SoCS: JC’s Confessions #9”

  1. I usually watch Stephen Colbert’s monologue and maybe a little more, but don’t recall “Midnight Confessions.” Maybe that’s on later in the show. Anyway, I hope you get to do more things that are important to you. Wondering what one of those things might be.

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    1. Midnight Confessions would usually be after the monologue but before guests. He used to it once a week or so and then they published the book, but, after that it disappeared, perhaps because there is so much monologue material these days and because he reacts to other news or stories in “Meanwhile”. I’m not sure if Midnight Confessions will return or not. Part of what was funny was the mock confessional, although that was probably only meaningful for Catholics or the few other denominations that used to or still do use those.

      I’m sure you have guessed that one of those things is writing. I am doing more recently, thanks to Just Jot It January. I’m working toward more poetry writing/editing coming up. Fingers crossed…

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