life calculated in units

December 3, 2008 |  Category:   life

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First of all, thank you to everyone who left such nice comments and emails of encouragement. You are the best. It’s like this saying, when it rains, it pours, and I had one of those days today. For some reason, every client that I freelance with have emailed with work this week, which is sort of rare, and it’s making me feel like there’s this cosmic force at work. The events of this week have just been so strange. While I usually have this policy to never turn down work, this week I have, which is unsettling as a freelancer. I also think I may be losing it since I left for an early meeting this morning without my wallet AND my keys, and of course had just emptied the metrocard getting there so I had no way to buy another ride home. In rummaging through my bag in hopes that I would find some change or a stray dollar, I found our new business bank card at the bottom of the bag which I must have thrown in there before the weekend because I distinctly remember it sitting on the shelf in my room for weeks. A few guesses at my pin number and I was saved.

So to get through the next few weeks I broke my day down into units (remember when Hugh Grant did this in About A Boy?) So my days will go as follows: freelance project 1: 8 units, freelance project 2: 4 units, help packaging cookies: 4 units, sleep: 6 units, eat and spend time with kids: 2 units. Ok, I can do this. See you on the other side.

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  • Mery December 3, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Yes you can! Good luck with everything!

  • Joni December 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    welcome to the beginning of success. when you feel like you need to vent, do so on your blog. i can’t imagine the workload you have, but make sure to treat yourself to holiday coffee and take out every now and then.

  • Joni December 3, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    mia looks so much like mark! miss c is still a puzzle. i suppose her face will take more shape as she gets older

  • Tumus December 4, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I’ve always appreciated the phrase “Easy peesy, lemon squeezy”.

    I have total sympathy. I think you were wise to turn down the first offer, but also wise to take the second offer. I’m sure you’ve considered employees right?
    While my work load is nowhere near yours and can’t compare I’ve been getting orders left and right myself. I might have to close the door on custom orders in the next week just so I can have time to make, post and get them all to their homes before Christmas.

    I feel crazy myself from all of it. But crazy people still laugh. So laugh at all the crazy. You listened to your gut and that’s what counts.

    Tumus

  • Jenna December 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Tumus -yay for busy orders! congrats!

  • Stella December 4, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Way to break it down! Step by step, unit by unit. Keep going, and remember to enjoy yourself along the way.

  • Jennifer December 4, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulations on all the new business opportunities – you must be doing something right. Just take a deep breath – you can do it!

  • Marie March 31, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I am betting on you, Jenna! marie 🙂

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