Getting stuff done! Relaxing! Getting stuff done! Relaxing!
There’s something about August that I find both relaxing and aggravating. On the one hand, I like the opportunity to be less work-obsessed because so many people are away. Things slow down. On the other hand, I get anxious with the slow-down. Consequently, I find it hard to relax in August like I should. Then you have so much time, but because there’s so much time it becomes overwhelming. Nothing gets done. I’m going to read so many books, get projects going! Finish projects! Start new drafts, finish whole ideas! Relax and reboot, but get stuff done! Then I tell myself it’s okay not to get stuff done.
This New Yorker cartoon above was published at the tail end of the pandemic.
But it’s how I sometimes feel in August.
While not specific to August, here are some summertime drawings for you that I thought might amuse. It is a constant