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A Tricky Balance

A Tricky Balance

Those of you who know me know that I can be a bit... erratic? Yeah I guess that's probably the best way to put it. I'm erratic. I have a tendency to bounce around from subject to subject without any apparent cohesion. This is not how it is in my head; I have an inner monologue that links my nonsense together, however, I know that you just have to take my word for that so let's move on. 

The point is this: I have A LOT of different projects/ideas which I am always working on or developing, and striking the balance between these is tricky at best. But that is part of what make me... me. It might seem like nonsense from the outside but that's ok.

 Yes my desk is messy. Yes I am aware of the plates. Yes I know that's gross.

Yes my desk is messy. Yes I am aware of the plates. Yes I know that's gross.

So how does this relate to The Lost Candle? Well, as I have spoken about before, The Lost Candle was a side project which morphed into a full Kickstarter campaign. I never know how each of my projects are going to turn out, but I have to be willing to constantly re-balance my working life to make sure that each project can be given the full attention it needs. Sometimes this means that I have to put certain projects, like Tap Blot, on the back burner. (I promise that this is still in development.) Sometimes it means I have to Launch a Kickstarter and then while the dust settles in the first week, finish up some other projects so that I can focus entirely on the Kickstarter campaign and keep the momentum going. It can be a hard balance to find but I do my best.

Anyway this is just a small look into my internal struggle for balance in my work life. I love doing what I do but that doesn't mean it isn't hard. In the words of John F. Kennedy:

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

[Address at Rice University, September 12 1962]

This is what I always keep in mind while I am working. Another way of saying it is this: If it's not hard, then it's not worth doing. -ST

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