Looking into 2016

Introspection.  Seems like it’s the time for it.

Mercury retrograde, and communication problems abound.  Nothing life altering, but certainly annoying.

I run three businesses, a comic and have a social life.  I do Social Media Consulting and content creation.  It is a part time job at best, and while most days I enjoy it, some days, like when there is a big push or a lot of little details to work on it’s a job that has my shoulders rising up around my ears with stress.  My main business is the Coordinating director of a branch of a really fun LARP (live action role play for those of you who aren’t up on all the neat-o lingo).  It is a big production and because we are just getting started out it has been taking up most of my time in the last few weeks.  The next few weeks will be the same, though I expect it to slow down around mid March or April.  By then I’ll have all my routines down and know a bit better what I’m doing.  My third business is the one that suffers the most when the first two get busy.  I’m a jewelry artist.  I make jewelry out of tiny little beads and string.  It’s the most relaxing of all three and the one I’ve been doing the longest.  20 years now.  (Have I mentioned I’ve been feeling really old lately?  That’s a topic for another time.)  My comic only comes out once a week, but when things get crazy it’s the second in line to get delayed.  Part of me wants to merge all of my workings into one blog, one website and show my true colors to the world as a united whole, instead of compartmentalizing my oddities into different sections.  Writing, Jewelry, Comic, all of these things could compliment each other in different ways.

I don’t know.  It could be a horrible disaster too.  Guess I will continue to contemplate it and see where that gets me.

Life is busy, but good.  Better than my life has been in decades.  I love my husband to pieces, my work is challenging, and rewarding, my art is finding different mediums of expression all the time.

I have made so many friends in the last two years, I was afraid that moving to another state would just further the isolation I had surrounded myself with.  Quite the contrary.  I have met some amazing people and while few of them are what I would consider close many of them are good people.

I can’t wait to see what the new year holds.  Ups as well as downs, no doubt, but what a ride to have.

It’s been a long time coming but I can honestly say I am proud of the life I have right now.  Proud of the people I associate with regularly.  Proud of my career choices and the fact that very soon I’ll be able to say I am self-supporting.

Mercury retrograde will be over soon, and I’ll *still* have the life I love, and that is a treasure I won’t be taking for granted any time soon.