the restaurant. Instead of closing, the owner decided to stay open but the manager already had a better job offer. I wrote a long, thought out list about why I wasn't interested in the job. The best reason was that I like my life, I like working 4 days a week at a decent and likable job and spending my off days making the things I love and wandering the hills of Oakland. A few days went by and there was no one ready to take the job full time. I like having a little control in my life, however fleeting and farcical it might be. I didn't want to find a new job again, I didn't want my co-workers to find a new job, and mostly I wanted things to stay as calm and smooth as possible until they found someone committed who can make the changes needed. I like where I work, I like my co-workers and it seems things could work. So I offered to be a temporary manager. This is how I got a full time job. It is only for two months, which is 2 weeks longer than Andy suggested, and I have to come home and be nice to him but I think I can do it. This past week has been a whirlwind of training and I am realizing I have skills I didn't know I had. So here we go. Work a bunch, pay off the lingering debt, and see where 2014 falls.
This does mean that I will be on hiatus from taking a lot of new print work. There are a few people I have talked with casually, or to whom I already owe something (Jeremy---it's coming!) and I will still be sending your postcards. But I might not take on much else till March. But in March, boyhowdee watch out. I feel big things are coming in 2014. I've napped the past 2 days, and am almost ready for it. Here we go.