Hello I am The-Great-One of Newgrounds. I am also The Interviewer here and a reviewer here to review. If you got a movie, game, art, or music for me to review then send it to me.
Writer / Gamer
Joined on 9/2/06
I don't know what working a food service job is like for you, but I remember when I worked at McDonald's I would come home and basically fail to be productive. I would be exhausted--mentally and physically--and I would smell of grease. All I wanted was to take a hot shower and crawl into bed. It takes huge discipline to get through a difficult workday and then, afterwards, steel yourself and use your spare time to create something. In my experience, this ironically makes me feel more free. Some unsolicited advice: There is no way to make this easy, but it helps to take care of yourself. Prioritize a good night of sleep, exercise hard and regularly, eat well, and make time for a social life. You will feel better and write better.
My last job was extremely emotionally draining. I feel you completely. You don't need to apologize!