You probably know me well enough to know that silence on the blog means things are in flux. And man are they ever!
Through some quirk of writer irony, I can only write about things when they are in the past tense. Not only does that help me process what actually happened and get to some kind of positive resolution, but it also prevents me from engaging in a lot of real-time drama.
Which is to say that this post isn’t very helpful to you or to me right now, but it does serve as an indication that I am still alive and kicking and processing things to the best of my ability. For now, here’s some fun updates:
- When listing the pros and cons between freelancing and full time work, JHubbs and I realized realized the main source of stress in my life as a freelancer is money, whereas the main source of stress used to be money + [random awful work situation]. The solution? Buckle down the household and raise a $6K buffer immediately to take that pressure off. Obviously we should have done this right when I started freelancing, but sometimes it takes a little time to see sense, right? We should have this by the end of next month and then we can work through the tax hurdles (2014 and 2015) and expenses coming up in the summer.
- I had my first naturopathic visit last month and I was lukewarm about it, sending me spiraling into potatoes and popcorn, which helped me spiral deeper into physical and mental torment that I’m crawling out of now. My follow up is later in April and I hope I handle it better. It’s mainly frustrating to get a list of supplements to add to what I’m already doing even though I know it’s for the better. We also suspect I have a MTHFR genetic defect, which is a fun barrel of monkeys to add to this situation.
- I’m taking a vacation next week (like we did last year) and I hope it’s just as relaxing as it was then, too. We’re heading to a lake instead of the beach, though, and I’m bringing my entire kitchen with me.
- That means there’s a huge productivity crunch this week, which is a lovely way to kick off a stress flare and/or feel like you don’t know which way is up for a few days. It also makes writing a blog post like this one more appealing, so here we are.
- Lent is wrapping up, and despite my “what a great spiritual mood I’m in!” phase I failed at it miserably. I bet there’s a lesson in that, though, that you can’t suddenly act perfectly because it’s a special season. I’m supposed to be trying all the time, whether I feel like it or not. Fortunately, I’m working in the church office this Thursday and it’s a Holy Day so I can catch mass afterwards.
- I have a general distaste for the telephone, which makes it difficult to be a good marketing consultant. Does anyone have any good links, resources, or consultants who can talk me through that kind of aversion? I’d really like to be better at it and not dread simple, straightforward calls with good people (Which are the only calls I have, so it’s super weird for me to get nervous about them!).
Side note: Do you ever feel like there’s just too much? I’ve read several great blog posts about writing and marketing and Paleo AIP, but it just seems like such a burden to go and find them and link to them now, even though I’d really like to share them. So it goes right back on my “to do… soon, I swear” list that is getting longer by the minute.
And… that’s all for now. I hope you have a great week!