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? :)