July 26, 2008

A stitch in time...

Yesterday was Kramer Tattoo Day at The Zoo. Gerry had a rough go of it ... but I actually fell asleep during mine. Not so much asleep but sort of in that weird space between being wakeful and being asleep. I could hear the music and the buzzing. I knew I was getting a tattoo but I was just kind of floating in space a little. It was nice.

Gerry's leg says "Aoowwwoooooo"
Yesterday I paid a 'cat sitting' visit to my friends house ... I took 10 000 photos of this one but she blinked every single time. *laugh*
This one is always hiding from me when I come over but I actually got to have a little heavy petting session with her.
So I'm gearing up to start working on the calendar. I decided to take July off and just chill and have fun. So far I've been doing that ... but now the work starts.

I'm trying to work differently now. I find that The Curse of The Self Employed is that you never stop working. EVER. But I am tired of working myself to the bone. I don't want to always be in a frantic state of deadlines, working till I drop and thinking about work stuff 24-7. I'm trying to be a bit more civilized about things. Give myself some 9-5 boundaries so that my life isn't work and my work isn't life.

I haven't even really started work on the calendar yet but I can already feel myself starting to get amped up about all the things I need to do. I just have to remember to breath and just put one foot in front of the other. Everything will get done ... I don't need to panic until I need to panic. Don't get me wrong... I love what I do... but it will be interesting to see if I can do this calendar without burning myself out but still put out an interesting quality product that has just as much energy and fun as the books. My mantra used to be "change is good" ... I need a new mantra to keep me from working like a maniac. Any ideas? :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awww, the black kitty is a mini-me version of my big Baby Beastie that died 3 weeks ago.
-gypwytch

Anonymous said...

wait a minute..
I know that cat. And the floor is the same as my floor, and the window is like the one right beside me! does that cat live under a red metal roof? if so, I think i live upstairs from those two!
Neat!
-San

Alice said...

I hear ya on the self-employed working constantly! I'm a bit of a workaholic and I kinda like it... and maybe you need a somewhat workaholic nature to make a go of self-employment???
But I agree it needs to be balanced with time out from work, definitely. I've got a 12-year-old son, and I take time out to spend with him, but as he gets older and less interested in hanging out with me, I'll have to figure out something else!
Alice

Lesli said...

"work to live don't live to work.."...

also "live creatively"

scarlett.beautiliciousblog said...

How about 'have a baby'? Then you just can't work 24/7!
Ha, but I know what you mean....I am working like crazy too.
S

Maria Rose said...

One of my favorite people recited this (borrowed I am sure)quote, which has really been the backbone of my life.. You are here and it is now.

skinartia said...

Hey Sarah,

This is off topic but I thought you could appreciate my frustration since you've posted about having to set back the vegan-o'-meter.

My boss came up to me today and told me that she feels bad they often have snacks that I can't partake in so she made baklava over the weekend. I'd never heard of it before and she told me the ingredients so it sounded safe enough. After I ate half of it, she comes back to tell me, "Oh, there's butter on them..."

...not cool (and I'm lactose intolerant)!

Lesson: Never eat anything non-vegans make. :(

Anonymous said...

What a motley kitty krew!