--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: <snip> > FFL as Addiction > > On Saturday, August 12th scienceofabundance asked a > provocative question: "Do you experience your partici- > pation in FFL as being an addiction?" <snip> > Judy Stein made her first post that Saturday at 2:04 > a.m. Paris time (still 10:04 p.m. Friday night her > time). She stayed up posting Friday night until 12:18 > p.m. her time, and then started posting Saturday > morning again at 8:20 a.m. her time. She continued > posting pretty much all day, until 3:00 a.m. her > time, for a total of 70 posts.
(Actually I went to bed around 10:30, way earlier than usual, woke up four hours later and couldn't get back to sleep, so I turned on the computer again and made a few more posts in the middle of the night. It wasn't continuous posting from the morning through to 3 a.m.) Just for the record, August 12 was a rare day off for me in the middle of a truly exhausting stretch of one work deadline after another. Freelancers typically have a "feast or famine" problem where work is concerned, where "feast" brings in the money hand over fist, but at the expense of a normal amount of free time. When you get a day off in one of these "feast" seasons, you typically don't have the energy to do anything more demanding than frittering away the time at whatever is easiest and least stressful, and at the same time least reminiscent, content- wise, of whatever work you were doing prior to the time off. Sometimes on these occasions I'll read books all day long, or go to the beach, or putter around the house if I have the energy. This time, there was a bunch of interesting discussions going on on FFL, and I spent most of the day churning out posts. It was satisfying and energizing and left me ready to plunge into the next work project on my list when it arrived the next morning. I do post a lot, but that day was *way* above my usual. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/