So I had this fun realization these past two weeks, between the suddenly overwhelming amount of work I had to do at the office, recent structural changes that might give me more work, a few opportunities that are brewing, the potential addition of social events between the months of June and September, the feeling that I’m currently neglecting a few areas of my life, and a number of other personal revelations: I’m a little burnt out right now ^^;;
It should come as no surprise that cosplay can be very exhausting, and jumping right into another costume right after debuting two others can lead you to be Quite Tired at the end of it all. And when I looked at my schedule moving forward, I realized that I want to balance things out a bit more to make sure that I’m not going utterly crazy.
SO. LE CHANGE OF PLANS.
I’m going to continue to work on Aria with an intended debut of SDCC, while understanding that she might have to be pushed back to PAX Prime depending on a few factors that are out of my control. Ideally SDCC, though—I promised Victoria that she would get to paint me purple XD
Ashley is going to be pushed back to PAX East 2013. I just haven’t worked with EVA foam yet, and while two (maybe more?) months is technically enough time to play around and get it done, I would be limited to working on this during the weekends since NYC apartments just aren’t terribly ideal for armormaking where my grandfather’s house is. Problem is that I’m a summer girl at heart, and I would like to have a relaxing summer. I would like to spend my Saturdays in the sun with my family, and not holed up sanding a breastplate for the millionth time. Taking a few other Secret Plan factors into consideration, it’s entirely likely that I’m going to be in cosplay crunch mode for the entirety of May and June, and I would like my July and August to be more relaxed by comparison.
Of course, I might get a surge of inspiration and experience a sudden NEED to make Ashley for Prime, in which case all this talk about having a nice, relaxing summer will be thrown out the window. But right now, I’m trying to take things as they come a bit more and make sure that I can develop every area of my life as I see fit. If that means slowing down a bit (or maybe taking on a less complicated project for NYCC if I really want to make another costume before the end of the year) and being more realistic with my time management, then I’m perfectly willing to do so. After all, life is no fun when you’re constantly stressed, and I have plenty of reasons to be stressed outside of whether or not I can make armor by PAX Prime.
There we go! Now back to work, because these calendars and projects are glaring at me 8|