Life Journal #0005

Another Month (Give or Take) at Work

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right?

Samuel Kenneth Kauffman
8 min readJan 30, 2024


Photo by Charity Beth Long on Unsplash

Here’s the gist of what’s been happening around here lately. My writing life has been more about outlining story ideas than actually writing them, and I’d been working this day job practically consistently for the last month. I’d had one off day for the past month, on Wednesday the 17th, and that was a case of having trouble getting there. If memory serves me right, there was a snowstorm leading up to my workday, preventing me from getting to work.

However, we’re here more to talk about what happened on the days I worked, not on the days I didn’t. After that, I’ll be talking about some of my other life worries and my writing life again, people.

The Work Month

My work month was pretty stable. Normally, though, I’d work on the first day of the month… but it was New Year’s Day. Therefore, no work for me, not that day.

January 2nd, 2024

I worked a pretty normal workday, what with having my job coach show up to help me keep on track, and then went home by about 4 PM, which is the time the main bus I take is supposed to get me from my first job site. Nothing out of the ordinary.

January 3rd, 2024

Another normal workday over here, which means my job coach had a fair bit of nothing to do about me. I mean, that’s a good thing to deal with, right? Right? Right…?

Maybe not, but who knows how job coaches are supposed to behave around their clients? I don’t, and I’ve had one ever since about July 2013.

January 4th, 2024

Things have gone smoothly for me this day, too. Then again, I had to go to the Chiropractor the next day, so the smoothness of my workday was less smooth going forward at the end of the week. Most of the trouble then was because I hadn’t scheduled a proper appointment time for the doctor. More on that later.

January 8th, 2024

Another decent workday, even if it was a Monday. This… might be the start of a trend, am I right? I hope I’m not.



Samuel Kenneth Kauffman

Top Writer LitRPG, Choose Your Own Adventure, and Camp NaNo. Email address not available any longer.