Oh, wow. Pretty much the same moment I promised myself to work less this year, I got hit by a huge workload.
Normally I don’t mind working, but this time it’s seriously annoying. A customer sent me some pdf-files for translation, and normally the amount of text is something I could to in 3 days, but after I translated it in my translation program the layout is wrong and I can’t access the text anymore and proofread it. So by now I’ve worked on this for 8 days, today alone for 12 – 13 hours, and I’m still far from finished. It’s like the layout has got a life on its own! I probably just should call it quits.
Working this much on one thing, I haven’t had time to do any of the other things I promised myself to do; like drawing, do some sport, go to exhibitions, or learn a new language.
The only light in all this working-hell is my diet. For the last 5 days I’ve only eaten fruit and lots of it, and I feel wonderful (except for my eyes, which are red and itchy from starring into the computer screen all day and night).
I’ve eaten this way before about 19 years ago, when Marilyn and Harvey Diamond published their Fit for live book in Denmark. Back then, and several times later, it was really hard for me start eating this way, but this time starting up was just a breeze.
I don’t know if I can, or want to, eat nothing but fruit and juices for a whole year, but it’s definitely a good start.