Back Down to 59%
The Persona Paper exchange rate increase is now in place, so we'll all be earning 50% faster than we were only yesterday. And because Persona Paper is the only writing site I know of that functions with a variable exchange rate, it also means that your bank balance just went up by 50%. So if you had 1000 coins in your bank, yesterday it was worth $1.00 but it's worth $1.50 today.
That may not sound like much of an increase, but coming at the same time the other site retroactively cut or cancelled all its pending redemptions it's pretty good news. I like to keep things into perspective.
It is a little discouraging to see the progress bar take a dip already, though. Since I was already over the 5000 coins or $5.00 required for cash-out as of yesterday, my progress bar had been at 100% for some time. Now that the minimum payment has been raised too, I'm down to only 59% on the progress bar. It feels like a bit of a backslide, even though I know I gained with the rate increase.
It's just psychology. I wasn't planning to cash out for anything less than $20 anyway. But seeing the nice complete bar drop back to a little more than halfway there? Well, it's tough not to dwell.
It will pass! But as when meditating, I'm recognizing the passing distraction and making a conscious effort to release it. It's a little like blowing a soap bubble and waiting for it to pop...
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