Yesterday I had a 45-minute client scheduled at 6PM. I had to leave here at 4PM because traffic can be a real bitch and after the massage, it takes me an hour to get home so listen……I was away from 4PM until 8:15PM for a 45-minute massage which Groupon pays me $18 for.
Gas to get up there costs around $7. So for $11, plus a $17 tip, I work for 4.25 hours. But get this….earlier yesterday, Dawns client didn’t show up for her appointment which deducts an automatic $15 of that $28 I made. So overall I made $13 and an earful of Dawn spouting how shitty it is to only make $15 for sitting on her ass. “It’s hardly worth my time” She says. Well, sorry Dawn, but the place is going Down Dawn.
And today I do it all over again.
Fuck this shit man. Fuck it. You hear me?
I guess I should tell Dawn we’re going down but she has 4 clients next week and I’ll be dammed if I’ll be the one massaging them. I’ll tell her right after those 4 clients. Plus I’m pissed she gave me grief that I paid her $15 for doing nothing for a half hour. Honestly, it’s going to feel good telling her we’re closing.
Anyway, this turn of events changes things. It not only free’s up my schedule (which was already pretty free to begin with), but I’ll not need to buy another bio mat for Cheshire – I can use the bio mat from Bozrah. And since I don’t have to buy anything, I can afford my electric bicycle. And since we’re closing Bozrah, I have time to go on my Bar Harbor adventure.
We have 51 unredeemed Groupons in Bozrah. After next week, we’ll have about 46. I’m guessing 6 out of that 46 won’t even redeem their voucher.
I should’ve moved Sound Alchemy Massage into Cheshire from the start but I just wanted to try something new and exciting – I wanted to see for myself. I wouldn’t have listened to anyone telling me it was a bad idea. Nothing horrible has happened from it anyway except losing a small amount of money.
And I have this weird tendency of making myself feel just a tad uncomfortable. I feel like there is no progress in comfort. Another way of looking at it is that when I feel comfortable, it just means I’m too scared to push forward. I settle in my comfort zone where I know I’ll be safe. Life becomes encased in a thick layer of fat and my senses are dulled down into cankles. Days slip by fast and flubbery. Like trying to hold onto a buttery eel.
I improved on my book idea. You know how I had two book ideas? Well, now I combined them into one solid story. I won’t tell you how I did it but they are perfectly combined into one cohesive story.
Fuck it, I’ll tell you. I really really want to write about virtual reality. That’s the main reason for combining both stories – so I can have some fun in the VR world.
So here’s the premise:
Chris Prat is dying of pancreatic cancer. Even in the future, it’s one of the most deadliest, rapid sicknesses you can get. He can go at any time.
There’s a way for him to prolong his life and get everything in order before his passing by undergoing the VR procedure which compresses time. The deeper he submerges himself in his subconscious, he can stretch the rest of his life into millennia.
The VR experience is also a place where it’s possible to heal yourself. But it’s a gamble since the deeper you submerge yourself, the less chance you have of ever finding your way back. It can turn into an endless nightmare.
I concocted a whole backstory to this VR experience but I won’t get into that now – I’ll save it for the book.
Chris is the first person to ever reach his core spirit. Not only did he reach his core, but he was able to do it with his mind still intact. Most people go insane before reaching the bottom layers of their subconscious.
At his core is where he finds profound insights to life and to reality.
It’s a book about love, philosophy, and super hero’s. It’s basically the birth of a super hero but instead of being born on Krypton, being bitten by a spider, or born a mutant – all my hero did was find himself.
I suppose in my own weird way, I’m trying to find myself too. And I’ll never find her when I’m comfortable.
After my Bar Harbor adventure, I’m going to start writing this book. This is the story I was waiting for this whole time.