Thursday, September 29, 2011

Already freaking out

Well... Yeah

I'm already freaking out.

The season isn't even over for me, but I am already looking towards the future in terms of what to breed, what to accumulate, and who to try to get to size.

And yes, every year, it seems to be more overwhelming than the last year.

And it is.

I am flying by the seat of my pants in terms of what to do next season, with a few thoughts flitting thru my mind, but nothing solid, nothing guaranteed, nothing until the babies hatch from this season, really.

I like to think that when I know what I have, I will work on what I need to make.

This of course is a fallacy of sorts, as I make what I think is a good idea at the time, not necessarily what I NEED to make.

And of course, with life and work tending to take precedence over dreaming about snakes, I feel that I don't have enough time to plan.

So, like this past year, I just wing it.

I don't want to wing it.

Winging it is for lazy people who can't plan... like me!

But it's time for a change. A change for the better, a time to focus and get my act together.

But the question really is, what is the SMARTEST move on my part?

Get an amazing breeder male that I can plug into everything?
Get a few more adult breeder female somethings?
Get a bunch more holdbacks for this year to grow up?


Or none... And just work with what I have?


Yes, I am whining.

It's tough when you are so wishy-washy in terms of what to do. It's not that I don't have plenty to do, it's that half way thru, when the female has ovulated, I realize "HEATHER! You could have put her in with THAT GUY and gotten THAT MORPH instead of the one you just planned to do."

Regrets tend to come into play, although after the eggs hatch, it is less important.

So again, I don't wanna be that person.

I wanna do good things, make some amazing morphs for amazing people who want them.
(I know this will happen no matter what, but still...)

So off I go, to dwell in my thoughts with a glass of Merlot.

By the time you read this, I'll be at work, thinking about statistical analysis, machines and international time changes, but if you want to chime in to my predicament, I'd sure appreciate it.

Have a fantastic day, my friends.


Travis said...

My biggest concern with this breeding season is most of the males I'm using are first year breeders. Some are producing plugs some aren't, it makes me second guess the projects I'm working on. I know in the past I've had first year males that like to cuddle with the ladies while others get right down to business.

Heather Wong said...


That is also part of my problem.. Plans for males that should have been able to work out that didn't is a HUGE problem here. My Clown male, for example. I had MANY females for him, and in the end, none of them bred at all since he wasn't interested. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Jackie said...

Yeah, I have a tiny (600 gram) 2009 pied that I'm plugging in to a couple of projects, and I'm a bit worried about him being so small and young.

Wait, is a 2009 technically a first or a second year breeder?

Travis said...

I would consider a 09 a second year breeder, by first year breeder I mean a 2010. My 09 calico didn't do squat for
me last year and I picked up a pastel calico 66% het stripe this year, so now I'm on the fence about doing calico lessers this year or do I wait until next year for pastel calico lessers. Like Heather said AAARRRGGGHHH!