June 20th, 2017


Akira's story

We're trying a new strategy to combat burnout in the face of our constant onslaught of deadlines. It's called "only work as much as you have to." We set a quota for today, we met it, and we stopped. It's that simple. Now, if it turns out we have too much work and we start running behind, well, we'll pick up the pace again, but for now we're just dealing with the motivational drop that comes from looking at the day ahead and seeing nothing but work. For now, this strategy allows us to work and do something fun! We hope. We're having a hard time figuring out this "fun" business right now. When you're too tired, nothing is fun.

In the meantime, I wrote a whole bunch about Akira from Kamigami no Asobi InFinite on Saturday, and I figure now's as good a day as any to post it.

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So there you have it. We're still working on the romantic endings. Maybe someday we'll post about them. But for now, I think we're going to watch Attack on Titan.

Today I'm thankful for a new strategy that makes work less daunting, Little Boy Cat and Boots the Kitten all snuggled together on the patio, the tasty peach gummies we got from Tokyo Treat (a couple of months ago...we're going through them slowly because we have no idea how to fit things into our routine), the cute pins our friend gave us at Disneyland yesterday, and it being time to go watch some anime.