The Attention Span of a Gnat

I don’t know if it’s a writer thing or just an Annie thing, but I have the attention span of a gnat. And not a very big gnat at that. It seems like there are just so many things to do and I can’t seem to get to all of them. So, I resolve to cycle through, spend a little time on each one, every day. Of course, this never works out – especially if something new comes onto the scene.

A new email, a cool picture, a friend in need or on a very interesting adventure. The best laid plans, eh? Still, I am determined to get over this appalling lack of attention span. I have considered blinders, you know, those big contraptions they put on horses so they will focus on what is in front of them? Though, I’m too vain and the fashion statement they make is just to horrifying to consider.

I’ve also considered drugs but given the fact that a glass of beer is about my limit, anything stronger will just send me to bed for a long nap, after which I will forget what it is I should be doing.

I wonder if it is just genetic and there is nothing to be done about it. I swear I do have the ‘bores easily’ gene. I’ve never been able to get over that one too. I get very interested in something and I can’t get enough of it – then once I figure it out, I’m off to the next discovery. Now, what would be the ideal job/career for someone like me? Writer sounds good, but I often wonder if I’m good enough and even if I am, if anyone really gives a hoot. It seems writers are a dime of dozen, if the Internet is any indication – between blogs and copywriter and writer sites, it would seem so. Of course, there is no qualifying the quality – but again, it seems no one has that high on their list of reqs.

Perhaps a movie location scout. It would always be new and keep me traveling. I’d probably get all the diet coke I could drink and maybe even meet some horny men. Apparently, no scarcity of those in the movie biz.

Or even an airline pilot. Now, I know you’re supposed to train for such a position but given the yahoos who check you in at security, how hard could flying the plane actually be?

A TV chef would be fun – again variety – but then I do like food and all the work I’ve done to lose weight lately could end up being for naught.

You see what I mean – this post proves my point. I have the attention span of a gnat. I guess I’m stuck with it. Now…what was I saying? 😉 WC