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Old 11-08-2012, 01:53 PM
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Default What should I do?

So I'm super busy right now. Trying to get stuff at my house done, trying to spend every spare moment I have working on it. Last weekend I was at the house from as soon as I woke up until it was past dark, came home, fixed dinner, fed and worked the dogs, put my laundry in, then started work on two derpy drawings I got commissioned for off Etsy. Drew until past midnight, went to bed, got up the next morning, did it all again.
This week I haven't even made it to the gym because I've been scooting over to the house to get in a few hours of work on some stuff I can do inside.

I'm still doing a podcast with my friend from the radio station... or I'm still supposed to be anyway. Last week Payton got sick Friday morning and I was planning on going to rent a jackhammer Friday right after work, so I told him I didn't think I could record. He also e-mailed me wanting to know if I could be part of a "roundtable" where we get several of our friends together and do a big group podcast, and I told him I just didn't think I had time unless it was late in the evening. So of course that wasn't kosher with everybody else so they just recorded without me.

I don't have the time and I don't know when I'll have the time again. I have no idea when I'll get things finished up and not feel like I'm drowning under the pressure of trying to work on the house so I can just move the eff in already. My friend got people to fill in for three weeks back in August when I bought the house and somebody else filled in last week. I'm just at the point where trying to worry about recording this podcast is just one more thing I don't really need on my plate. And of course the holidays are about to hit too which means things are about to get even more crazy.

I don't know if I just need to tell him I don't want to do this anymore or not. I have kind of lost my passion for it anyway, and the logistics of it have gotten more difficult since I'm not at the station anymore. And it's just one more thing to stress out about right now that I just plain don't need.

He told me a while back he knew I was kind of getting to a point where I have other things going on in my life that are more important... he told me he asked his wife "if we break up will you try to do the comic podcast with me?"

So it's not like he will be blindsided or anything. I'm just not sure if I should tell him I just don't have the time anymore, or I just don't have the time right now, or what to even tell him. I know he'll be disappointed but... I just have too much else going on. I can't put this as a priority over fixing up my house just to stop him from being disappointed...
advice plz.

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:12 PM
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Your priorities have changed--that's okay. I'd just tell him exactly what you wrote here--you currently don't have the energy/time/ability to balance it all, and you're not sure when things are going to calm down. If they want to permanently replace you, you understand. Let them decide what they want to do.
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