In the aftermath of an argument about how much work I’m doing/how long it’s taking to do said work I’ve agreed to complete my current freelance job and then take a break. This is incredibly frustrating as it feels to me that I really haven’t had much on the go most of the time. the current job has taken way way too long but that’s partly due to a few episodes of depression along the way where I’ve done nothing at all.
However, after promising my wife that this job is just about complete, will be finished by the weekend, the client is dragging their heels over getting their final images to me and they are also asking for a further round of amendments (or at least they tell me they are but still haven’t passed them along). So now i am stuck in a situation of some unpleasantness. Familial stress versus client stress.
On top of that I have floated through my work week in an unproductive haze of unreality that is also preying on my mind – not much work done = possibility of losing my job. Oh look there’s some more stress. And to top it off all the weight I lost through healthy eating/exercise is due to come back with interest as I have lost all control and eaten so much chocolate you wouldn’t believe. Guilt central. I need a break, somewhere without work and people and chocolate.