Thursday, 5 July 2012

In which I let it all hang out ...

Okay okay ... I'm letting loose. Just this once. I promise I'll be back to my professional self tomorrow. But today I drop some bombs and let it all hang out (you think I can add another cliché to this? Of course!) ... Today, I'm going to spill the beans without a care in the world. (ooh, look at that, two clichés!)

Well, the beans don't have much sauce, but they're beans nonetheless ...

I AM SO TIRED.

I work and work and work and work. And Vine Leaves and Vine Leaves and Vine Leaves and Vine Leaves. And I revise 2nd novel, revise 2nd novel, revise 2nd novel, revise 2nd novel (which I finally have a publisher for, but I'm not supposed to tell yet, WHOOPS!), and I Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop organize, Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop organize, Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop organize, Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop organize, yep there's lots to do, hampers, dinners, mini-van bookings, drivers, workshop schedules, following up payments, budgets, organizing tax dilemmas! CRIKEY! And ... oh there's that thing called cleaning (never do it) and laundry (rarely do it) and eating and cooking, wait, I need to cook before I eat, I should keep that in mind for next time. The dog! OMG, the dog, I've ignored her for days ... WEEKS. And there's those bodily functions I tend to forget exist, and friends I try to catch up with now and again in a hurried dinner near the Acropolis and go home feeling sick because I ate TOO MUCH AND TOO FAST and pass out watching who knows what on boring Greek TV, and what about my PARTNER, whom I adore, who I seem to perpetually ignore because I'm working and working and working and working ... when do I spend time with him?

*inward heave*

So what's the poster got to do with this? Nothing. I just thought it was funny.

Yup. Can I go to bed yet?

I can't wait till August. Can you?


18 comments:

  1. Aw my dear, go to bed. Dream sweet dreams. Wake up refreshed. Unfortunately, you've got to wake up and do it all again. How many do you have coming to your retreat? Sooooooo wish I could make it this year.

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    1. I wish you could too!!! It's s fabulous party of 13 including me, Chuck, Dawn, and a couple of attendees' spouses. It's going to be great! :o)

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  2. You need a nap! After all of that of course. But just think how awesome the retreat will be!

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  3. You need to pull a Ferris Bueller! (And I think that poster is funny, too!)

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    1. Haha, yeah that would be ideal! :)

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  4. Wow. If only we could bottle up our tasks, our relaxed self, etc... and use it when needed. Life would be blissful. You have such a busy life but it by no means seems boring! I think I'd need a break as well!

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    1. What a fabulous idea, Jen. I could do with a bottle of "Relaxed Jessica". :)

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  5. You need to give yourself a day off. I do it and it revitalizes me. Usually I'll lay in bed, read, go to the park or a spa.

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  6. Look at the bright side - busy people get stuff done. Although your partner and dog probably need a little attention.

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  7. I hope you find a way to get a little rest in between all those to-do's. And perhaps a date nite with your partner.
    Karen

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  8. Everything is a pain in the butt now, but I reckon the pay-off is going to be pretty fantastical.

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  9. I always say that if you have some hot tea, then spill it! (There's another cliche for ya!)

    I agree with the day off thing-don't want to burn out! Best of luck.

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  10. Oh my gosh, so many things on your plate! But they all sound like things that will fare well. Good, hard work always pays off. :) I don't get to spend a lot of time with my hubby either, but we are doing what we love, and we treasure the time we do have. I hope you get a breather in there somewhere! *hugs*

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  11. Huge congrats on finding a publisher. Yay! The world won't come to an end if you take some time off. You should give yourself a break. Take care of the dog, friends and bodily functions for once and then just relax. :-)

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  12. I have a feeling that you always get it all done! And congrats on the publisher!

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  13. This just reminds me of so many (too many) conversations we'd had. I hope August brings you a vacation, and the publisher brings you a best seller so you can hire some fancy assistant to help you with some of these tasks.

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