Monday Series: Twelve Days & Counting


Twelve days feels impossibly short and impossibly long at the same time. I have a mountain of tasks to complete before I leave this job—both for the job itself and to prepare myself for the new world order. It's becoming increasingly clear to me that I'm going to have to cut a few things out; I'm going to run out of time and energy.

My goal was to:

  • Finish up my work for UI (lots of stuff here that I'm squashing into one bullet)
  • Create portfolio pieces and case studies to chronicle the work I've done here over the last 4 years—looking at approximately 4 separate pieces right now.
  • Enter the July illustration contest 

I think I'm going to have to drop the illustration contest this month in favor of getting the other stuff done. That's frustrating but I'll have infinity time to work on contest pieces after July 31 so I think I can let this one go... sigh... I think...

This week, I'm going to balance some immediate work needs with building this portfolio incrementally. I really don't want to put myself in a position where I'm rushing to complete it at 1am the night before I lose access to all of those files and assets. BUT... I'm very good at procrastinating. If I manage to get my shiz together this week and finish up those case studies and portfolio pieces, I'll consider blasting out a July contest entry... but at this point I'm looking at it as a reward for getting this other horrible task done rather than yet another task I have to complete in these 12 days.

Hopefully by this time next week I can say that I feel like I'm on top of this nonsense. It is very possible to get all of this done, I just have to push past the inertia.


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