Well, there is big question I get asked frequently during the day that I have trouble answering. You might be surprised at what it is. Simply put: "How are you doing?"
Things are not okay right now. I try to put on a brave face at work and keep on slogging away. We have a bit of "command uncertainty" in which the CEO and board of directors cannot come to a decision on how we're supposed to do things and the shareholders are electing people for seats on the board in two weeks. Hopefully we do not get a repeat of citizens howling at the moon shortly.
Remember, I work for USA Inc. so to say.
There has been an awesomely high level of stress at work. A major chunk of September into October has been spent on trying to get that under control. With greater responsibility in serving the public comes greater degrees of madness, it appears. The citizenry certainly hasn't calmed down since last year's howling at the moon let alone the Brett Kavanaugh affair,
I have at least opened an account on Liberapay since they're back up with two payment processors now. When time permits I need to talk to some legal specialists at work to make sure I have my interpretations nailed down on income definitions and how to appropriately handle any income that would be derived from money sourced via Liberapay. There are plenty of murky gray areas in tax law when it comes to things like Patreon and Liberapay in the United States where, unfortunately, I have seen equally persuasive yet completely contradictory outcomes happen. If I take a leap of faith and seek pledges to go back to writing documentation as well as other works, I do want to keep a roof over my head if possible. Until I get answers I am satisfied with, I won't directly link to my Liberapay profile but it is able to be found if you search for it.
As we start to wind down 2018, I have some leaps of faith coming up it seems. There aren't many safety nets under me. Exciting adventures may lay ahead?