Tuesday, 15 July 2008
I finally caught the bad cold that everyone around me has had for the last three weeks, so I'm going to crawl into bed with a box of tissues and a trashy novel.
On the topic of 'sick and tired', read this article by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching. (Make sure to follow the link at the bottom of the page, too.) I can't remember how I found it, but it was a well-timed read this morning. A reminder that it's productive to take time off every now and again, and to pace yourself. All too often I squeak in just under the deadline, because I'm trying to do too many things, and working all the time. While I can feel smug about how much I manage to do, and that I do make deadlines, there's often a slightly rotten feeling too: the knowledge that I could have done the work so much better, and that adequate and on time isn't everything. Sometimes it might be better to do less, and do it really well.
It's a tough one when you feel that you're literally paid by the stitch or the dab of paint, and not for the time that you could spend tweaking and making things just right.