Whew. That was my first week off in over a year. I can definitely feel the benefits of the break but it's like taking the first sip of water after a long, hot run. It's definitely refreshing but you need several more in order to truly rehydrate. So that's where I am today. Ever so slightly refreshed but feeling like I'm jumping back into this far too soon. I can tell by the eye strain headache.
It's also come to my attention that in 4 days, I'll be celebrating the one year anniversary of my self-employment. I told myself I'd try it out for a year and I've done it! Without getting into too much detail now because I'll probably want to devote a whole post to it next week, I'm doing reasonably well... like... I still have money! Ha!! A fair amount of money. I barely ate through any of the money in my savings account. This is encouraging.
I really don't know where this is heading. All in all, things still feel very much in flux for me and this business. But I'm surviving, you know? And that's pretty cool. I have to keep reminding myself that this is an accomplishment in and of itself.
That said, now that I'm a year in, I'd like to reevaluate a few things. Namely, I'd like to look at where I'm spending my time. I don't think that I'm spending it on the best things, really. Now that my work flow and general daily schedule are somewhat sorted, it's time to evaluate the type of work I'm taking on. I might do a bit of that today. I feel like I've given myself a lot of little daily tasks lately; which have been great for habit building but detrimental to deep focus work.
We have a lot of little weekend trips coming up. I'd love to tell you that I'll be able to carve out another one of these restful weeks (ideally a staycation, I love a staycation) but I'm not sure if that's going to be possible for a while. We'll see. For now, I'm just going to focus on getting some work done this week and removing some of the pressure cause by this lengthy to do list.