Saturday, February 20, 2010

A break from the con posts for a Real Life announcement!

Things are moving along on the personal front. It's looking like I'm moving to Minneapolis/St. Paul in late April, and in preparation for that I am quitting the old "day job" March 15 to go fulltime pro hypnoDomme and speaker. I have reached the point where I can do a day job or trance but not both, and given that I am burned out on my old job... hypnosis wins.

Every person who comes to hypnosis and hypnotherapy wanting to do it as a career comes to this point. I really had planned for it to happen long ago, but real life intervened. However, I know that everyone who goes pro fulltime does it as a job as well, and so I'm really only changing career paths.

I am in the process of updating the appointments calendar to indicate appointment blocks during the day, starting March 16. I am excited to be able to do this! However, there are some caveats:

I really want to get back into writing. I have two partially-finished books that need my attention. I could not give them that attention while working the day job. Now I can. But I need to set aside time to do that. Thus, there will be times each day labelled "NOT AVAILABLE-WRITING." If this is the ONLY time during the day you will be available to make a call to me, let me know well in advance. We might be able to work something out.

I also need to script and record, both CD/mp3s and the podcast. The podcast will go back to being at least a weekly affair, with the EMCSA update once a week and other topics every other week or more. To that end, there will be recording blocks scheduled at least once or twice a week. These will vary in length and time of day.

The good news is that this means I can be up a lot later. I am naturally nocturnal, and I really do believe that many of the health problems I've had the past few years are the result of forcing my body onto a "normal 8-5" schedule without regard to what it does best. My most productive hours are between 9pm and midnight, when it comes to writing, inspiration, and personal care. I do very well up to 2am. Having to be in bed at 11pm and up at 5am has just devastated me healthwise. I feel confident that with a shifted sleep schedule things will be much better for me - and that's taking the stress of becoming fully self-employed into account.

So: Everyone wins. I get my health and what passes for my sanity back. You get increased hours, more blog posts, more cds and podcasts and speaking engagements and you even get books and short stories!

But I can't do this without your support. Remember that the next year will stand or fall on your help: reviews in hypno-related forums, calling my lines, buying my cds/mps/books when available, posting to mailing lists (please not obnoxiously!), bringing me to your events to speak and play.

We're counting on each other here. My last few years have, quite frankly, sucked. But 2010 is starting off unbelievably. Let's make it the best year of the last five!

9 comments:

  1. Oh, good luck with all the changes, sweetie. :) It sounds so positive... and enjoyable!

    Already bought some CDs. Will keep an eye out for more that appeal.

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  2. Congrats on your decision. Personally, I think that everyone has turning points in their lives, and it's great to see you making the best of yours.

    On another note, I completely understand how you feel regarding a "normal" schedule. Back in January I started taking 2 classes that start at 8am, but require that I get up at 5am to catch the train. Being a night person, I too have noticed the deterioration in my health. Personally, I can't wait till this quarter is over and I can go back to sleeping later.

    Again, congrats and good luck with everything.

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  3. I am of course very supportive of this decision of Yours :) I don't think I ever had any doubt that You would make the right one!

    Congratulations, and the best of luck! I am sure that You'll do well.

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  4. *hugs tight* you have my full support =^_^=

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  5. Congrats! You have my full support of course! 2010 seems to be such an auspicious year for positive life changes! **Hugs**

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  6. And you know you've always got my support *hugs you tight*

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  7. Congratulations and best of luck!

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  8. My sister, my very sincere congratulations! I'm so gonna miss you in Minneapolis. But then, I was always gonna make for california in the end, so there was gonna be a parting of the ways at some point. HUGHUGHUGHUG!

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