The Stress of Enjoyment

I’m glad the holiday is over now.  Halloween is supposed to be my holiday and because of that I feel like I have to the best time possible.  That need to have a good time and be happy on command on a specific date is stressful.  Christmas is so much easier on me.  I can be level, mellow, or even unhappy on Christmas because it’s not my own personal holiday.  I don’t have anything to prove to myself or to others then.  Since so little of what goes on then is under my control I can take it easy.  I don’t have to perform, or work harder, or stress.
I really have to see if next year I can get a huge jump on things.  Get my blogs all written out and formatted ahead from first to last.  Next year I also won’t be dealing with an audio book and the hullabaloo of announcing it, getting the advertising rolling, and the press releases out and everything that comes after all of the work of getting the product ready and available in the first place.  This year I didn’t send out an email to my Halloween page at Mamoru Mizuno’s Beach, I just fixed up the page, noted it on the main page of the site and let people who go there go there.  I figure I flogged my stuff enough here.
Music: Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails.
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