I want to start by apologizing for not posting over the last few weeks. I've been spending hours upon hours in front of screens all day working on some incredible projects (which, if you're interested, include a 66 page gift guide/magazine I put together for Krista here), but have left me wanting absolutely nothing to do with the internet in my spare time. My days have essentially looked more or less like this for the past few weeks:
Wake up at 7:30. Check my email before I even get out of bed. Make coffee. Read the news. Work from the couch in my PJs until the last possible moment before I have to shower.
Shower. Commute downtown. Meeting #1. Meeting #2. Be on set of a photoshoot if I'm lucky.
Commute uptown at rush hour. Be way too close for comfort with at least three people on the subway.
Arrive home & work until dinner. Sometimes eat dinner, sometimes not. Work until around midnight. Make a to do list for the next day with everything I couldn't get done.
Get into bed & check my emails one last time. Repeat.
I've long labeled myself as a workaholic, so these days haven't surprised me. But they've left me exhausted, stressed out, and if we're being entirely honest, kind of bitchy (not that there's any excuse). I'm looking forward to a few days off over Thanksgiving more than I ever thought I would.
Sometimes life gets in the way of life. I need to remember to do more of the latter and less of the former. Time management is the bane of a (read: this) freelancer's existence.
When you have a second, take the time off from your own busy schedule to enjoy life absent of technology, if just for a moment. Read a book, have a real conversation, and go for a walk. When you wake up & fall asleep to the light of an iPhone, it's so easy for the days to begin to blend together. Don't miss them entirely.