Accounting for the Human, by Guiness the Cat
Hello, this is Guiness the Cat.
I suppose I should explain my inexcusable absence of late.
It's simple, really. It's all Debbi's fault.
First it was the yard sale, which was less than a spectacular success to say the least.
Then it was the new business venture. The one that's off to a much better start than the yard selling business, or the scrunchy-making business either. (She has yet to make the first scrunchy, much less sell one.)
Most of the details of the new job are a mystery to me, but it brings in much more cat food than piano lessons or Get Paid To sites do. It has lots of perks, too, that I'm liking a lot. (Mmm, yummy.)
The bad news is the job has been taking up all Debbi's time lately. Trying to start a new career almost from scratch is time-consuming, especially when you're learning as you go. It doesn't help that it requires a lot of attention to detail, not to mention the ability to remember all those details even when you remember to pay attention to them. She's more used to making up details to write than observing ones that really exist. It also doesn't help if you're a shy person who suddenly has to go up to perfect strangers and ask them questions.
She's really had to work on those things. But pushing her out of her comfort zone has been good for her. At least that's what I told her. Of course, at the time I said that, I was laying on the floor in the same spot under the piano I had been when she left that morning, waiting to see if she brought home new and more interesting cat food than what I was currently snubbing in the kitchen. (She did.)
As for me, I have been putting in long hours myself training her, doing research, and lining up jobs for her. It's been so exhausting, I've had to spend hours upon hours catching up on my sleep.
The plan is to build the business into a dependable base income with a flexible schedule that will allow her more freedom to write. But it's going to take awhile to do that, so in the meantime, please be patient. We're still here, and we'll be back.
(And for those of you who do the same thing who are thinking, "Dependable? Is she crazy?", the answer is yes, but you have to remember this is someone who lists her occupation as musician/writer. She was already crazy. Humor her.)
Meanwhile, there are plenty of dazzling photos of me sitting unused in a folder, but as you know, uploading them is beneath me and my executive assistant is currently unavailable. Patience, ardent fans. Patience.
Sincerely, Guiness the Cat
Content (c) 2015 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.
Image Credit » (c) 2015 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.