While the calendar has added a a year, the headaches and heartaches that ended 2013 continue. The last couple of weeks of the year are always painful for me. We did finish some things up and got ready for a new year, but the lingering issues about money and survival continue. Making matters worse, pretty much everything stops for two to three weeks while the holidays progress. Just like last year, this year I get a couple of weeks to fret about my position while there is little I can do about it.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the holidays, even though I didn’t truly take much time off. I spent time with my kids, time that has been sorely lacking lately as I’ve been running like a chicken with my head cut off, and spent time cleaning up before the new year. While I worked, I worked more humanly sane hours, not the 14-15 hour days I was putting in before. I literally have a clean slate right now as I shipped powerOne version 4.0 to Apple just after the new year. We are just waiting on approval now. The goal is to find the next contract work to start in February while getting the first beta of Equals out in January.
While I had a little down time I also scheduled some surgery I’ve been avoiding for almost ten years now. Last week I had surgery on my nose, fixing a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. I haven’t been able to breath through my nose for years. Now at least I have hope. The first 48 hours were pretty miserable but now it feels like a bad cold (with the lethargy to go with it). I hope, in the next few days, I should be back to normal.
I know this is rambling and not exactly the uplifting, beginning-of-the-year, rested-and-ready-to-get-back-to-work post I’m supposed to write. Just because the calendar changed doesn’t mean the fears and pressures did.
My wife is looking at similar surgery in the coming weeks.
Hang tough, many better days are ahead.