My day job has been kicking my butt, lately. It’s a busy time of year for us, and I’ve been swamped, which, of course, has put all my passion work — my own projects — on the back burner.
Last week, I didn’t get anything done on the Florida Sir Newton Color Me book, and it was depressing me. Knowing that I’ve done some work, however small, on my own projects, helps me with my day job. Every job has it’s ups and downs, things we like (pay check and hopefully some other things too) and don’t like. But doing what you’re really passionate about is what makes the day great. One day, they’ll be one and the same.
I have found some time on the weekends, however. And, although I’m not going to make my goal of finishing SIr Newton’s Color Me Florida by the end of June, I will be much further along. This weekend, I finished up all the drawings and I have started inking them. All that’s left to do is scan them, fix them up in the computer, get them on the layouts and final proofing. With any luck, I’ll have all that done in a few weeks–fingers crossed.
The thing is, even if I find just the smallest amount of time to work on my own projects, I’m happier for it.
How are you doing with your goals?