The New Paratime

Well, that’s kind of a play on the words paradigm and time, of course. As most of you know, I have moved from having a full-time job working for someone else, to working for my own companies. To summarize, for the past 5+ years, I held down a full-time job while also working Life Is Art, Soul Of Miami and PhilanthroFest. On November 1st, 2013, I resigned from my full-time job to pursue my own businesses.

One of the things I have noticed right away about this change is the massive change in my time. After so many years of juggling so many things, I had gotten good at estimating how much time it would take to get anything done, given that I only had my off-hours to do it, nights and weekends. Now, my brain is having to adjust to the new time paradigm.

I mean, objectively I know I have an additional 40 hours per week to get my business done, but it still has not really sunk in. So, I find myself still stressing about stuff that is unnecessary. I am sure this will go away as I adjust, but for now, it is a very odd feeling.

Day 5/30 #SMCSFblog challenge (posted a day late)
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One response to “The New Paratime

  1. I think it’s a great decision you made. The art scene in South Florida needs a James Echols, and the art scene would not be what it is today without James and Annette! Their passion, nonstop working ethic has brought Miami and South Florida back to be one of the #1 art cities.
    And Art Basel Switzerland has not only chosen Miami for its nice weather in December to have a week of great art & amazing events! Miami is full of colors thanks to the Art Deco style, an important part for its influence to attract fine artists, photographers and other creative visitors from around the world; and it is colorful thanks to the South American & Caribbean influence.
    Thank you James for your commitment, for your passion for the arts and for mentoring us artists! Monique

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