I wasn't supposed to work today, but a co-worker got hurt and couldn't walk, so I took her shift. And then, because things never stop changing in this CV crazy-world we live in right now, I got to give my input in a conference call with the owner that I didn't expect to. We have … Continue reading Dodged a bullet today, though I can’t help wondering if I’m jumping in front of another…
Funny how this is the stereotypical day for "new life, new you" thinking, and the day when everybody posts their goals and the things they want changed at the turn of the calendar. Mine's a little different. I am going through my book list and seeing what I should tackle this year (leaving some lee-way … Continue reading Being overly ambitious with your goals, & getting away from that.
This is something I've noticed about myself when it comes to working and getting in the groove. I just want to keep going. I will avoid breaks just to make sure things go smoothly and I can finish my project when it's a doozy. Sometimes, though, I am forced to take breaks, so as long … Continue reading Work, work, work all the time…but my breaks are exhausting!
My Copy: 9780553278194 (image by goodreads.com) The first Nero Wolfe novel, and one of the best stories. Rex Stout wrote many short stories and novellas since this first one in 1934, but this introductory glimpse into the world of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (his literal leg-man) is too much fun, with enough twists and … Continue reading Fer-De-Lance, by Rex Stout
I think consistency and procrastination had a love child, and I found the birth certificate in my sock drawer. There's just something about saying you're trying to do right for yourself that makes the universe piss itself laughing in response. Consistency is one of the most difficult things for me to accomplish, especially with getting … Continue reading Restarting the fitness plan… again… & again… aw, hell. 😦
Pity that a gym visit should've been a priority, but wasn't. Beating the hell out of a punching bag could only improve my disposition, I thought. But I didn't go, because I knew I wasn't focused and would probably hurt someone--mostly myself.
I was almost proud of myself when I made my "fool-proof" schedule a couple of weeks ago, with everything nicely color coded. Red was for exercise/health, yellow for story writing, green for work/volunteering, blue for blog, pink for painting, and orange for deadlines and everything else. I had spent a whole two days making it … Continue reading #008–“Being an Artist for Dummies,” or how do you make a living from two wildly different creative pursuits at the same time?