…On Moonlighting

Tonight, I’m moonlighting. Y’all know what that is, right? Here’s how I like to describe it:

Moonlighting is doing what you love after those whom you love are fast asleep.

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Moonlighting is honestly one of the hardest ways I can think of to sustain or develop a career or business. Bravo to everyone who is in it, into it, does it, and works hard at the work he or she really, really wants. You rock.

I, on the other hand, struggle to find balance, often caving into the desire (or need) for rest, relaxation, or recreation.

Tonight is my first time moonlighting in nearly seven months. I hope it will be the first of many more nights like this to come in the coming weeks and months—but not too many. Because I’d rather be doing this as a full-time gig during the day. Yes, I can dream, can’t I?

What I’m working on: A soundtrack and narration of The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm, illustrated by Gail Schoonmaker.

Yes, It’s 3:30 AM, but the New Site is Up!

My life always seems to work this way. I get an idea. I run with it. I don’t stop. Three days ago, I started work on a complete redesign of jaymathes.com. I knew the day was coming when I’d need to make that happen, but I didn’t expect it to happen this week.

I’m not going to restate why I did the new design. You can read out that on the first news post of the site. (Never fear, I will continue to keep this blog up. This blog is where I get to rant. Over there, I keep things more business-like, you might say.) What I will say, though, is that I feel much better now that it’s “done” (I have a few things yet to touch up, but they’re all very minor.)

I like the idea of starting something, going all in with it, completing it, then moving on to the next task. It’s refreshing. I hope you enjoy the new site as much as I do. I feel like I’ve accomplished something.