Work Life

The 4th of July ended with the sunshine instead of the early morning rumbles of thunder. The loud rolling woke me up early and I laid listening to the loud storm throw thunderbolts through the sky. I didn’t bother to look out the window. The whole weekend has been gray and drizzly. The sunset at the end of Independence Day was like a sign of promise.

The weather change meant I got to hibernate, make a quick trip to the grocery store for my favorite Korean snacks, and start a Kdrama marathon. I secretly cheered because there’s nothing like curling up and having an excuse to nap, especially after weeks of pushing myself to create dozens of batches of miniatures.

I know I said was going take a break from my blog but it’s become a habit and I’m not going to complain. All those months of prompting have paid off because I can’t stop myself. Journaling is nothing to laugh about because it allows reflection, stories, and development of your thoughts. Then, you can go with the ideas that stay with you throughout the week.

I don’t fight the urge to write and so my blog continues. To be honest, I don’t know if my return to the keyboard is partly guilt. When I don’t do at least one thing a day, I feel guilty. I guess this is something I still struggle with as a creator but anyone who owns their own business will tell you, there is no time off. This is the reality and it’s back to work after a nap or two.

This week in the studio, I’m thinking of new characters and designs for the change of season. I’m working on fall themed creations in the middle of summer, and looking at the art community I’m a little behind. Many artists and store owners start ordering their fall items in the spring.

I’ll return to my regular posts next week. My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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