Freelance Weekend: Big Project

Little Miss Busy cover shot

I spent most of last weekend right here, in front of the computer.

While I typically don’t work on the weekends, I do keep tabs on my email and try not to completely lose track of jobs and clients.

But, last week I accepted an assignment that was, in comparison to the majority of my work, massive. Because it was due on Monday, I knew I’d be doing most of it over Saturday and Sunday.

I was bummed by this (especially because Saturday was the hubby’s birthday), but knew I’d get over it when pay day came.

The oddest thing was that I basically had two full, consecutive work days for the first time in many, many months.

Consensus? I do not miss spending eight hours daily in front of a screen. I’d much rather do yoga, look at my baby or tidy my house.

Is it odd that I don’t miss a regular paycheck because it allows me to do menial tasks? I don’t care – working with my hands and inhabiting the space of my home is cheaper than the therapy I needed when I did have  a job.

As a bonus, when I finished the assignment Monday morning, I felt a burst of energy and ambition, and tackled a to-do list that put the entire previous week to shame.

Moral of the story: The more you have to do, the more you get done, but only if there’s a deadline.

No work this weekend… Sunday is Anniversary VII for me and my boy:)


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2 Responses to Freelance Weekend: Big Project

  1. Mary Kay Borst - Reilly- Mitchell

    HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Johnathan and Katherine! We hope you’ll have MANY, MANY, MANY more! Have a great weekend!
    LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH! Mom and Dad

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