I Don’t Just Talk to Myself

I read something somewhere (and I am paraphrasing here): “If you see me talking to myself, please move along, I am a small business owner and having a staff meeting.”

I believe most self-employed folks, especially those who work from home can relate! But, yes, I often talk to my dogs as well – most furbaby moms and dads can relate to this as well. I am not crazy but often find myself alone at home while my husband works his butt off to help support my dream because he’s AWESOME! So I get lonely and talk to my dogs, and sometimes it helps to thwart my solitude. (I mean, you can only run Bones season 1-12 on demand in the background so many times before you crave some sort of social interaction.) My dogs listen to my troubles, get excited when I am excited over my accomplishments, and comfort me when I feel defeated. They do it all without judgement…err, but maybe a treat or two.

So graduate from talking to yourself and start talking to your dogs! Experts say talking to them is good for them as well anyway (yep, read that somewhere too)!

Ah! Fresh Air

Fresh Air! Who needs fresh air when you get to smell leather all day!?
Yes, leather smells ah-mazing, but eventually I went a bit nose blind to it and usually only smell the yucky. As a leather artisan working in a small space, fresh air is a necessity to escape the bouquet of adhesives, dyes and finishes! So, I enjoy taking walks and hikes in some of the city’s many beautiful parks. Rather with friends, furbabies or just with my own thoughts – three to six miles usually does the trick.