#RPGaDay2020 – Day 13: Rest

Hi everyone!

One of the most common questions I get asked by anyone who gets to know my work situation is “How? Do you just not sleep?” I thought, since today’s topic is “Rest”, I’d answer that question!

First, a little about my average week. I work a full-time job separate to Shades of Vengeance . I am lucky enough (in current times) that this job pays enough for me to need only one, and that it was not significantly affected by COVID-19.

That means the time I have to work on Shades of Vengeance games, comics and everything else is limited to my hours outside work. That comes to about an hour after I get up in the morning, my commute, whatever lunch break I take and the time I have when I get home in the evening. I’m a big believer that you can choose to have one hobby, pretty much no matter what, so if you want to be creative, you’re likely rejecting other things you might want to do.

I actually do sleep a good amount (I think it’s important), but I use every other minute. I write on my phone during my commute*. I’m always thinking things over while I’m eating and trying to focus my mind during my commute home to make the most of what time I have in the evening.

* I don’t recommend that if you drive, but you could try text to speech! Otter is pretty good.

I usually get 4 hours out of each working day, and perhaps 10 on a weekend day. I find that just about enough to do everything that you see from me.

Look for the time, you might be surprised how much you’re not using… but don’t forget to chill out as well, because everyone needs to switch off sometime!

– Ed

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