629 days ago, this is what a day in my life was like. Things have definitely changed since then! 225 days ago (June 24, 2009) I left the security of my salaried job to become a full-time, self-employed tattooist.
Now my “typical” day is as follows:
I wake up when I want, without an alarm clock, which is usually around 9:30 AM. (Although the Husbear always kisses me goodbye as he heads off to work around 7:30.) I usually do some paperwork or other chores around the house before I get ready to go to the tattoo studio. I usually get there about 11:30 or so, clean, and prepare for the day.
Insert sitting for 7 to 10 hours here: doodling, tattooing, cleaning tools, surfing the web, etc.
After the tattoo studio, I head home. Usually between 8 or 10 PM, and sometimes much later depending on the day.
I sit around with the Husbear for a little bit before he goes to bed around 10:30 PM. After which point I usually play on the computer until I go to bed around 1 AM.
Seemingly more simplified than before.
My body has “normalized” to being awake for that schedule, but I really need to retrain myself so I go to sleep when the Husbear does. I miss that.
The weirdest part is being off on Sundays and Mondays. It makes it difficult to do anything with any friends who have the “normal” Monday-through-Friday jobs. Not that I really ever did a lot with anyone to begin with anyway. And I do have the same days off as the Husbear, so that’s nice we get to spend time together.
Until next time...