Mark Bult Design: San Francisco, CA, Established 1988

Web design and development for small and large business, e-commerce, b2b, b2c, SAAS, and community websites. User experience design and usability testing.

Monday, July 31, 2006

finally, a week off

I've been working way too hard for months, and what with my dad dying and my mom breaking her hip, the pace and stress were definitely getting to me.

When this happens, mental exhaustion turns into physical exhaustion, and my body begins to rebel. I'm achy and sore all the time, especially in the mornings, when sometimes my legs and feet hurt so much I have to rub them for 10-15 minutes just to be able to get out of bed. My immune system also weakens, making me susceptible to illness.

And, aside from being just physically wiped out, my composure and patience wane and I'm much less productive and focused than I normally am.

Normally, during crunch time for a public launch of a massive website is not the optimal moment to take a week off. Luckily, my boss could see that I'm not operating on all cylinders and was understanding of my need for a break. It helps that there are enough finished designs that in the queue for the production staff to work on, and that other people are on vacation too so therefore it seemed like this was the one week I could get away.

So I'm at home all week. Velma has to work, so I get to catch up on rest, take a walk or two, do a ton of work on our wedding website and the invitations, and catch up on some errands like getting keys made and getting an oil change for Velma's car. And if I'm lucky, I'll get to the beach one day...


Blogger mamakohl said...

Excellent! Take some time off - you deserve it.

Of course, if you really wanted to be productive *and* find someting to do with Orson's fur deposits, check this out -

C'mon, you know you wanna do this!

8/01/2006 11:00:00 AM

Blogger espd said...

Hah! That's awesome. And a little scary. I don't think I want to wear a hat of my cat's fur, though.

8/02/2006 06:23:00 PM


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