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We've decided to shut the shop from mid-December to mid-January. Lately I'm starting to realise that I've been kidding myself over how much work running the shop is, because day-to-day we don't seem to do that much - process orders, pack them, etc. That usually takes two to three hours including actual travel to the office and back (except for October. October = London Comic Con + Halloween = busiest time of year). But on top of those hours I have to do bookkeeping, answering queries, website maintenance, ordering new stock etc etc. I also manage 2 shopfronts because there's eBay to worry about. What this boils down to is that I'm always working, from when I wake up to when I go to bed. Thunderbird is always open for work emails, and I'm at least thinking about things I need to do even if I'm not doing them yet. And skype-calling delivery companies, answering customer emails while holiday became normal.

And god, I'm tired. Recently I can't seem to write anything I'm happy with. There are lots of anime downloaded that I haven't watched. Lots of games I haven't played. Not because I can't slot in an hour here and there, but because I don't want to play an RPG one hour at a time, and I'm just not motivated to even give myself entertainment. There are so many things I say I want to do that I never start doing.

The one-month break will be over the quietest time of the year, when there are no conventions etc. Still, I'm glad that we're able to afford a break like that. I do need to upgrade the shop's backend and we need to sort out the office and order new stock and take photos etc, which will take however long it'll take, but hopefully we can carve out two, or even three weeks of actual NO WORK ALL PLAY. Well maybe no work, some play and some rest.

In a sense I'm even more excited about this than the upcoming trip to Tokyo - we're going at the end of this month for about 10 days. The month-long break is something I need, whereas the trip is something I want. So yeah.

Hmm, Tokyo. We'll be dragging [livejournal.com profile] kahochan into cafes. Cat cafes. Owl cafes. Falcon cafes. Bunny cafes. Reptile cafes. And of course butler cafes. Yay!

(There's also a penguin bar.)
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