work weekend

August is my busiest month of the year for contract work. Nothing very creative, just nuts and bolts of book layout and such. The day job has been pretty hectic this month as well with projects I didn’t expect and pressure I really don’t need. I’m worn out, burnt out, and a feeling resentful. Working…

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slow weekend

I’m not even exaggerating…it took me two years to break out my “new” watercolors and paint something with them. Study above is from last weekend. I’ve not touched the watercolors since. I worked almost 60 hours this week at the day job. Yesterday (Saturday) I slept almost the entire day and today my inflammation is…

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wild, wondrous and worthy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month “A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.” Did you know? Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the…

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you are loved

Today I spoke briefly with a naturopathic doctor. I’m working on their marketing materials and we were discussing revisions over the phone. She mentioned wanting to translate some collateral into French and we both agreed that it would help broaden her reach to French speaking Canadians. I let her know I’d need her help of…

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looks like rain

Still not feeling “well” though I can say I feel “better”. May is slipping away into June and my days are slipping by even faster than that. It’s our slow time at the day job, for which I am thankful because I’m not great at the moment and could just as well stayed home today.…

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rain

It’s a music day! YAY!!!!! I am busy with not so fun work-type things and music helps be focus. Maybe “refocus” is the better term for it. There are at least 5 other things I would rather be doing (okay four, because this blog post counts as one). Right now we (still just me) are…

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lazy season lament

June and July at the day job are very slow months. The attitudes are also a bit more relaxed because we know the uptick in work won’t start until August. So, we goof around a little more, linger a little longer at the group birthday parties (cake!), talk about our weekend plans and wonder Why…

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