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August 11, 2014 / gameofslaves

Slave Mastered – Preventing BURNOUT!

So I’ve spent two months working on one, single project.   No deviations.  No other projects.  They all were ignored.

I spent no time working on it last week, and tried to push myself through a bit of coding this last weekend.

It was rough.  I felt like I was wearing heavy hiking boots on a dry beach…  I trudged through and got very little done.

I did find a great way to process surveys!

But otherwise, I need to take a real break from Slave Mastered.  I will come back to it, soon.

By a “real break” I mean working on something else for a stretch. I want to change gears for a little bit before getting back on track.

This is venturing into bad-habit territory.  I’m aware of this.  This is a choice which I am making, fully aware of what I’m doing and how it fits with my habits.  I have invested too much into Slave Mastered to give it up.  I am not giving it up.  I just need to work on something else for a bit.

Also, this “something else” is less lofty and involved than some (most!) of my previous projects.  I figure a couple of weeks on it, distract myself from Slave Mastered, and then come back to it with fresh eyes.

I am not worried about losing my progress on Slave Mastered because of how I was going about making it.  The process has been deliberate and methodical, and I should be able to pick up where I left off.

It’s become more like a hike in the rain to the grocery because I need milk for a dinner in mid-prep, as opposed to taking a nice walk and stopping for some milk along the way.  I have not lost my passion, I just need to break out of the rut for a smidgen.

Kinda like being with a long-time lover… every so often, you just need to spice things up a bit.  I’m adding some spice, but I’m doing in a controlled manner.  I’m not just throwing some handcuffs onto the bed and announcing, “I’m kinky now! Prepare to be dominated!”

What I’m doing is more like, “I know this great little Bed and Breakfast… for the kinky.  I figured we could spend a week there, and see how things go.”

Yeah…  I like that last bit.

So, I’m taking the break so I don’t burnout, or become resentful of Slave Mastered.  It’s not in my normal patterns, since I’m not just jumping to something else… I’m stepping slowly and assuredly.

Thank you for sticking with me.  I will stay with it.  Soon.

– Cam

(P.S. – I’m skipping discussing any life-drama in my life.)

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