There are times when I find myself pushing my body to its limits. I’ve noticed that when I don’t eat healthy and then push myself, I tend to get sick. This past week has been a one-two-three knockout punch to my immune system. A combination of stress, eating incorrectly, performing, and a lack of sleep all caused me to finally go down for the count. I got a bit sick.
The stress and lack of sleep both stem from my current jobs. My day job, which I find to be quite fun, is getting slammed during this Christmas season. My department alone has done more sales in the first few days of this month than it has ever done in any previous month. Combine that with my contract jobs, which are really shifting into high-gear for the end of the year, and I’m pushing myself to my work-limit. This has caused me to fall a little behind on the learning Python coding.
Performing at the Bootie Seattle Holiday Party was a blast. I managed to round up a decent costume. I practiced my face painting skills with some new Mac makeup. The design I used was based off of a Wildchild World photo. I didn’t have enough time to really go all the way with the makeup, but I got far enough that I was getting some pretty decent compliments throughout the night. There are some really helpful guides on face-painting techniques over on http://www.reddit.com/r/makeupaddiction.
It’s always fun to have random people come up to you later in the night and thank you for performing. I like to inspire people and it’s nice to hear it when I do. Check out the video of A+D rocking out (with a bit of dancing in the background) here.
Saturday through Wednesday afternoon were spent recovering from being sick and I almost didn’t make it to aerial. I’m really glad I did though because I ended up nailing a move that I’ve been wanting to do for a few weeks! Progress!
This next week, I plan on stepping up the Python coding, eating healthy, working out more and finishing some of the contract jobs I’m working on. The next big performance is in two weeks for NYE with Super Geek League. I can’t wait to show you all the costume I’m going to be wearing for NYE!!!