A broken dishwasher, a dead car battery, supplies not being delivered on time, difficult work situations, too much work, no babysitting and I’m finally feeling the effects of trying to juggle 4-5 projects in a day at once. Sorry for all the complaining, but this is life, this is real. If you’re a freelancer than you know that it’s impossible to line up projects nice and neat so that you can work on 1 while the others are waiting in the wings. But if you’re like me you say yes to everything because you’ve been able to handle it before and schedules rarely ever go on as planned. It’s a gamble. Sometimes it works like a charm and other times it comes to bite you in the ass and every deadline hits you on the head at once. Like now. It’s felt hectic especially in light of the other stuff that is going on around the house, but I’m trying hard to keep things in perspective. In the end, these little annoyances are not important – I just need to get through them.
So without going into detail, Mark and I learned a hard lesson about business this week (although to be honest, we are not 100% sure what that lesson is). The only thing we know is that we thought we were making the right decision when backed into a corner a few months ago even though it might not have been the best business decision if you are strictly talking numbers. Now we realize after trying to reverse it that we might have been a little too naive, too trusting and perhaps caught in the middle of a tug-o-war. In the end, however, we are the ones that end up losers.