To those amazing, wonderful, loving people out there who've worked so hard not to let our friendship die, I thank and salute you. I haven't made it easy. I can't promise that it will be easier in the future, but at least I know I suck at keeping up my end.
When I carefully plan on being in over my head, horribly crabby about it and totally inaccessible for 4 whole days but then I finish early, what do I do with the other 2? Can I still be cranky? It seemed to be working so well for me, after all...
This blog is about raising my hand and bearing witness to myself. This blog is part and parcel of What's Next. I've found that sometimes, I'm bearing witness for others as well. Thank you for the company.
I hope that you're in a good relationship with your boss. I hope that you aren't having to stick it out for the sake of a paycheck. I know this isn't the case for many, though.
It's like there's this monkey on my back dressed like a writer. It's got this ink-stained tunic on and is waving a plumed pen. What's the monkey on your back dressed like?
Market research, customer demographic analysis, etc. It's not glamorous, but there's an art to it. And woe to the person who doesn't do it.
Today, I will follow the natural flow. I will do things that make me happy and will ignore the cautionary voices. Big bummer voices telling me not to do what I really want to. Harumph.