Hope you all had a great relaxing holiday weekend. Back to work already though, huh? It can be quite a drag coming off of the holiday highs, but I guess that is one good thing about working for yourself – the transition from days off to days on is a wee bit kinder.
Mark’s got a killer week coming up though with holiday orders starting to come in and a big show to get ready for on Sunday. He’ll be at the Bust Craftacular which has over 200 vendors and is supposed to be quite a busy event. I’ll see if I can break away from the kids to come down for a few hours, but I’ve got my own deadlines to deal with and have been working non-stop through the holiday. Seriously. I’ve totally plowed though my 2 projects (with a 3rd to start tomorrow) like a freaking rockstar while most of America shopped and ate turkey, just to prevent my upcoming week from resembling hell. All this while trying to fend off the same cough that the girls are still suffering from. I feel like I won some kind of lottery when the heavy feeling in my chest from yesterday just sort of dissipated today (hope it’s not a fluke). Plus it was near 60 degrees again in NYC.
But have you ever had days with relapses and start to second guess the decisions you’ve made? Something seemingly innocent could trigger it, like maybe you came across a snippet of news about someone you know and your mind starts wandering after being curious about what so-and-so was up to, and then you find yourself at the edge of the “what ifs”. I was never a corporate ladder climber, nor did I ever have any real interest in being some kind of big boss lady at an agency, but every once in a while I’ll come across something that will compel me to compare my career choices with that of other people. I suppose it’s human nature to be competitive, and lord knows I can be really competitive, but what’s with being envious of something that I have no interest in being in the first place, particularly in light of recent decisions to shed any semblance of corporate life that I even have? Bizarre.
Update: Spoke too soon. I AM sick. Nauseousness and heaviness in the chest. What is this? This doesn’t bode well for the week.