These days I’m feeling very behind on things. I am absolutely thrilled that my dreams are coming true. I am working more as a freelance writer, and more opportunities are coming. In the attempt to manage my full-time work, and freelance work, every hour is seemingly booked and I feel so behind.
I think to myself, If I could only comment a little more! If I could only write 2 more posts a week for my own blog!
I think these things as if I were to do them, all other things would cease and I’d be “caught up.” The thing is, as I’m realizing, as an entrepreneur you are never caught up. Maybe you have met your deadlines, but there is another one looming right around the corner. Maybe you are done with one client, but you need to find another one.
The work is never over. Being caught up is merely a momentary sensation — more of something we tell ourselves so we can allow ourselves to relax.
I’m trying to be less hard on myself and be happy to focus on paid work. And even though I vowed to not apologize, I want to give a half-hearted lament that I’m not around as much as I’d like. I am reading, but cannot comment and share as much as I’d like. The less time I have, the more desire I have to be a part of the community.
Because I am just barely “catching up” with everything, I might be a little more absent. It might take me longer to do things. But I’m still around.
Check out where I’m on the web this week:
My First Job — life and money lessons I learned from my first job.
Is Working for a Nonprofit Right for You? — working in the nonprofit sector has its own set of challenges and rewards.
What’s the One Thing Holding You Back? — find out how my fear of failure has cost me money.
Some other posts I loved in the blogosphere:
Why Income Matters over at Well Kept Wallet, by the awesome Stefanie — I am making less in my day job than I did at 23. Granted, I have a much lower cost of living, but it still sucks. My hustling is slowly changing that, and I want to increase my income potential.
Weekly Roundup by Michelle at Fit is the New Poor — She quit her job and is now freelance! Show some support.
How are things in your world? How do you deal with your never ending to-do list?