Remembering to Breathe
I spent most of yesterday dressed in Victorian clothing, carving rough wooden toys.
Two things: 1) I love my day job. 2) I needed that day.
Things have been a whirlwind since Dragon*Con (it seems so long ago; hard to believe it hasn’t even been three weeks). I have had heaps of exciting news, done some pretty cool things, and had some incredible opportunities. It’s been an amazing, amazing ride.
But sometimes, I need to find somewhere quiet, and clear my head a bit.
Hence why I was so glad to work yesterday. There’s a very special kind of satisfaction at the end of a work day when you can hold objects that you made. Between school and writing, I spend a lot of time in my head. Sometimes, it’s really, really good to get out and work on a task that’s physical. Tangible. Something that can quiet the adrenaline-and-caffeine-crazed squirrel that has been my brain this month.
Tending the fire. Sweeping.
It’s all about balance, I guess. Exciting things are exciting, but I know that I need to remember to breathe on occasion, to think about something that isn’t writing, that isn’t podcasting…something that’s completely different. Is my fire running low? Is that a visitor coming? Is this stacking-man too deformed to toss in with the others?
Would my boss find a legion of zombie stacking-men amusing, or anachronistic?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m living the dream, and I cannot wait to see where this road goes. But on every journey –
Rest can be good.
Posted on September 19, 2012, in Writing and tagged Black Creek, fantasy, Hapax, History, KT Bryski, musings, Personal, Podcasting, Podcasts, Stress, Writing, Writing life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.