We’re Alive

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck

Minions, we’re back from our vacation…and already back at work. Time waits for no freelancer.

A holiday was much needed, I’d been perilously close to burnout on a lot of fronts without a break. Not that we got much of one! We did a whirlwind tour of London before taking in Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds, and Oxford in less than a week. But still, it gave me a lot of room to breath and think and relax a bit. I’m still working on getting all our recent adventure photos in some semblance of order, but expect a lot of recaps here over the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, I’m glad to be back in London, working on new projects, and seeing what turns up now that I’m refreshed and able to handle it. Summer came to a bumpy end, but I’m looking forward to A/W14.

In the meantime, let’s talk burnout. How do you deal with it and how do you manage when things (good or bad) pile up on top of you? How do you keep the overwhelm from becoming overwhelming? Shower me with your wisdom, kittens.

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3 thoughts on “We’re Alive”

  1. I can shower you with with kittens (cats, actually…but cats are just overgrown kittens). I can’t, however, shower any sort of wisdom on how to handle burning out, sadly. I tend to become somewhat of a tyrannical monster when I reach my limit. I end up in a corner with one of my cats, or all three if I can move fast enough, muttering nasty comments under my breath while petting them. So I am all for advice from your other followers as well. Please excuse my intrusion, but I could definitely stock up on some solid advice/healthy coping methods.

  2. Hooky day. Even with multiple deadlines….all the usual self-soothers: light housework, fresh flowers, a pedicure, a long bath, lots of naps. Withdrawing from as much of it for as long as possible…

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