: / I was killing myself doing a festival this summer (2 hour round trip commute +10-12 hour days) but I chose it and I knew it was going to be like that, so I get that. Right now trying to finish classes though…I’ll join you curled up in a ball.My main issue is that I get home and I’m hungry so I eat, then I have too much energy and spend the night keyed up and unable to sleep, stressed out about having to wake up early. Ugh.
meadek asked: Sup. Are the holidays the reason your schedule seems so bananas lately?
Basically, yeah. I don’t know how much of a sense of my schedule you get from here, but basically I spend the month of December either at work, or curled up in a ball trying to recover from work. It’s not actually that many hours more (Most of the year I work 35 or so hours per week, and at Christmas it’s dependably 40.) The mall hours are extended, so where I would normally get off work at 9:30 on a Monday night, I’m off at 10:30, and I get home around 11 because I usually miss the bus.
During the summer, actually, I made it worse on myself than this: I was staying up helping write LOST rewatches for Comics The Blog until 2 AM when I had to work the next day, and I’d usually go in early to get coffee with a friend who also worked in the mall. But that misery was my choice.
Buuuuut yeah… counting the days until January.
Make sure you really REALLY like your own stuff. Because when the criticism comes in, it’s going to SUCK and be so painful.
Also helpful: If you hate your stuff so much that it makes more sense to you when people criticize it.
I’m not saying it feels good or is healthy, just that it helps in this situation.
Last night I had a dream where I was being awarded a doctorate in The Room (Roomology?) and actually met Tommy Wiseau and he filmed a new scene for the movie with me on a whim. The person grading my doctoral thesis (yo I don’t know how one acquires a doctorate) gave it a 64/100 but let it pass.
Anyway, here’s that article again.
Today was nowhere near as bad as I worried (it never is, is it?) I slept like a baby last night and, once the big bosses were done looking at our store, it was actually kind of a fun day.
Pressure down. Now off to bed.
- President of the company: Have we met before?
- Me: Yes, once. It was right here.
- President: Oh really, in this spot?
- Me: No, it was probably more over there.