What's on the iPod: Nothing. No time to listen!
Unfortunately, I also have house guests today. I can't spend time with them, nor can I go to the art museum with them. I will make time to meet them for dinner, but it's going to be a stretch getting it all done in time.
This is why I freelance -- to be able to break away when I have company. Alas, the timing, per usual, didn't allow for it. And if you freelance for a living, you can pretty much guarantee you'll have to miss a few things just as you would if you worked in an office.
It was a nice weekend with the visiting family members. We all attended a memorial service, then spent yesterday together catching up. They were treated to Irish sessions (naturally) at the pub, and then a movie at the local theater. I could have broken away and worked on some of my project prep then, but as I get older, I'd much rather spend my time on quality --family is quality.
I was treated to a pay check -- a client cleared up a few invoices at once, making for a sweet little deposit in the account. Plus there is a little more on the way from another favorite client, and there is plenty of work in front of me to make January a fantastic start to the new year. Today I'll be working with four clients and starting two projects. I do have a scheduled day off on Thursday, so I'm hoping to get well ahead of the work before then. Time to buckle down and minimize the distractions.
As a result, today's is a short post. It was a nice, family-filled weekend, but it's time to fulfill these promised deadlines.
How was your weekend?
How do you sort and prioritize as the work streams in at once?