As July draws to a close I can’t help but feel a sense of relief. I know I should be Living in the Now because when you’re getting paid to work in a place this beautiful, with awesome bosses and mostly great customers, it’s just ungrateful to complain about the circumstances. Things could be a lot worse.
Yet each day when I awake at 4:45 am, I can’t help but feel the weight of my other self-imposed business obligations getting put on the back burner.
Although we have a generous amount of freedom to grab some time off at this workamping job, I’m still stressing out more and more knowing that when summer is over I’ll need a few months of solitude just to catch up on things like bookeeping and a growing list of drawing board projects for Tripawds and Team Agreda.
I knew things would be like this going into this gig. Last year was rough as I juggled everything, but this year is worse, especially as my own jewelry business grows.
Maintaining a 40+ hour a week summer gig and our own variety of income streams is more challenging than ever. This is one reason why you haven’t heard from Jim a whole lot this summer.
I’m the first to admit I’m not being as upbeat as I should be, or as nice to Jim as he deserves. He’s put up with a lot of crap from me lately.
As the saying goes, I’m trying not to should all over myself. We’ll be headed back to Jerry’s Acres in just 41 days. But who’s counting?