ACW Episode 137 – Time Travel, Ho!

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I’ve been dealing with schedule issues since school started, trying to balance my roles as parent and as business woman, and not having much success. It was getting to a point where I was so overloaded with work and obligations, I was stressing out over the tiniest little things. I even had a melt-down over the new hand-mixer Hubster bought for me because it came with too many attachments and I had no idea when I was going to have five free minutes to sit down and read the manual to figure out how the damned thing was supposed to work.

So I made a decision last week to cut some stuff out of my schedule. Some of it was stuff I wanted to do but know I don’t have time for, and other stuff was stuff I was expected to do by other people and I didn’t have time for. I let folks know that my priorities are family, then work, and then everything else. And since family and work take up 99.9% of all my time, I did not have anything left over for anybody else. Thankfully, everybody involved seemed to understand, and my stress level went down considerably after I made those changes to my schedule. But it was pretty bad for a while there, and I need to be very careful that I don’t get that overloaded again.

So anyway, I thought it would be fun to draw a steampunk cartoon, and here it is. This was the comic I spent all my drawing time on Sunday, which is why I never got a PerCoDraMo comic up that day. I was drawing, working very hard on this in fact, but it wasn’t supposed to go up until today, so there ya go. Will I continue PerCoDraMo after this month? Ah… no. Again, I’d love to, and I may still do a quick drawing every day, but getting it posted some times is a bit of a problem, especially when I try to do the web comic in advance, because then I have to draw two things that day. As I stated earlir, I need to be very careful to avoid adding extra obligations and stress to my already hectic schedule.


About Cynical Woman

Cartoonist, Artist, Geek, Evil Crafter, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Writer. Also, a zombie. I haven't slept in I don't know how long.
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