Coming off a two-day work-cation (some of us love our work so much there’s no such thing as taking a vacation from it) in Portland, OR where I checked out all the crazy goodness at Rose City Comic Con, I found myself reinvigorated. Sitting amongst greats like Brian Haberlin, Anina Bennett, Tim Seeley and the mighty Rich Werner (Plants vs. Zombies!!) can do that to a girl.
It’s not enough to live and breathe what you do. If you can get to a place where you love it you may find yourself fulfilled in ways you never dreamt possible. Of course, I’m talking about work-life balance. It’s where your passion and your day-to-day flow together instead of fighting with one another.
The most commonly asked question during the panels at the Con was “how do you find time to do your creator-owned stuff?” The answer?
Pay yourself first.
That means, before you head into work, before you do your household chores, before you put your creative juju into anything else – give yourself the freedom to do something *you* want to do, creatively. It can be 15 minutes. It can be 2 hours. Just set aside the time and make it happen.