I was wondering if anyone else gets the same feelings as me about the 1st of each month?
Rather than looking forward to payday with great anticipation and excitement I actually get quite anxious as I get put in the queue and then the processing happens. Nuumbers will drop and the payment is always at least a bit lower than expected (I lost 12 of 97 patrons this time round, about $90 in total).
Then it gets converted to GBP as it comes into my paypal and the number looks smaller (though I know the value is the same!) and then I hand over my contribution to bills and stuff and what looks an impressive number on Patreon is much, much smaller!
Basically, the days after the 1st when I have the smaller amount of money, I have to chase patrons who were declined, I have to block serial decliners and work out if they were declined by accident or not, I have to revise what I plan to do with my money due to the lower amount and, most importantly, I have to get back to work… It’s actually quite a stressful thing to do. My motivation is always badly hit for a few days until I start looking forwards to the next payday.
I actually hate these few days… I know payday should always be exciting and a time you reap the rewards of a month of work but it doesn’t always come out that way!
Does anyone else find a similar problem with their motivation or with always feeling just a bid melancholy about payday?