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Waving, not drowning

Phew. I’ve never enjoyed anything this difficult before. The massage gig is slowly starting to be lucrative, and I’m beginning to get the hang of the Library of Congress. I’ve got the debilitating anxiety under control (for now) and I’m starting to feel good about being largely in business for myself.

At the same time, I am trying to keep a handle on Beltane plans, and get a significant amount of house and garden work done. So please contact me directly if you need me, OK? I won’t have a lot of time for LJ for the foreseeable future.

It was great to see a lot of my fellow dinosaurs out last night at Nick’s, however briefly. It’s interesting how I’m in a much bigger hurry to get home to bed when I’m working for myself the following day, instead of for the man.

Smooches all around!


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Apr. 18th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
I *so* wish I could have gone to the PB party, as this was probably the last year we could have done so. How was it?

I'm so proud of you, btw! Glad things are going well!
Apr. 19th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
It was great fun! You were missed.

Things are good, but man, am I tired Zzzzzzzzzz.

Apr. 18th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you're keeping your head above water!

Apr. 19th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! Barely, but I'm managing. It'll get easier.
Apr. 18th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
So, where are you doing the massage thing mostly? And on what approximate schedule? It occurs to me that Mother's Day is coming up pretty quickly, and we may try to get Mom down in the area for it...
Apr. 19th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Hi there! This is where I'm working from: http://www.healthybyintention.com/

I'd love to see you and/or your Mom. Here's my approximate schedule:

M 8:30am-1:00pm
T 10:30-2:30 // 4:00-8:00
F 3:00-7:00
Sat 9:30am-1:30pm
Sun 2:00-6:00

I don't work Wednesday or Thursday. At least not there. Hope we can find a time that works. *hug*
Apr. 18th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking of you the other day, and wondering if I'd seen a post lately! Glad to hear things are going well...it is going to be so great being your own boss!

What are you up to at the LOC? (sorry if I missed this somewhere) I did a workshop there once, and was completely overwhelmed!
Apr. 19th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Well, I'm mostly my own boss. There's the woman who owns the company, but I'm an independent contractor, so she's not precisely my boss. I guess it's an intermediate step.

The LOC thing is a side gig sourcing books for a friend's company. It kinda fun, but there's a lot of sitting quietly involved. It sure is a labyrinth, isn't it? I'm starting to figure it all out.
Apr. 19th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Nice Job.
I'm really impressed with your courage to get up and get out there and be your own boss. That's just tough to do, and to keep the anxiety in check at the same time is even more difficult. Go you.
Apr. 21st, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice Job.
Thanks, my dear. It's scary, but I'm just hanging on to the belief that it'll all be worth it.
Apr. 21st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice Job.
To have the rewards of managing your own client base, your own schedule, and the intellectual freedom to decide on which priorities to focus your life? That's golden, and you can do this, no problem. You've been able to do this for years, I'm just glad you are giving yourself the opportunity to try. It takes a lot, but the rewards are out there, and if you can just get someone else (accountant?) or some computer program to handle the majority of the paperwork.....

If you have MSAccess, the latest versions have some ready made address databases which could work to help you track existing and former clients, and I know you know people who can trade you a webpage for costuming...
Apr. 21st, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice Job.
Sorry, me, just forgot to login...
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