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[Not] Slowing Down


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

For once, I'm not going to whine, although whining is something I do quite well.

Simply, the office is still a train wreck, the job prospects are slim, the NPO work is exhausting and retail sucks.

NPO Projects:
re-writing/re-designing a tri-fold brochure
social media/12-month calendar
communications/marketing plan
foster kittens

Work Projects:
A constant flow of articles (have to transcribe a bunch of interviews and then write the stories)

Surprisingly retail has been extremely slow so I've had more time off from that job than I expected (hardly anyone is getting hours these days). However, next week the mall is open until 11 so I have a feeling my week isn't going to be that great -- we will see though. I guess that means I should probably get my Christmas shopping done (Hello, Amazon!)

New Projects on the Horizon:
GEENT - freelance work, for pay, to promote events. We are working out an amount of hours that can be dedicated to working for the group and tasks that will be done as well as payment. This should be squared away within the next week and projects will start flowing in.
SB - more freelance work. Event bookings, artist bookings, book signings. People think I'm WAY more connected than I actually am - fake it 'til you make it. This is in the works and might take awhile to get off the ground, but there is some potential here. There will be some volunteer PR done as well (I need it for my port).
CW - volunteer press, similar to the press I did awhile ago. This will help build a PR portfolio, which is desperately needed since it appears as if writing in AP style for a living isn't enough to get PR people to look at you.

Last week I was able to work out twice. That's a huge victory for me. This week I haven't been able to do that. Tonight is looking pretty good though. Tomorrow might be an option as well. Friday is completely out. Saturday will depend on if I get asked to do the stories that currently don't have a writer. One or two days is better than none so I'm happy for any time I can get in. Sunday is questionable because I don't know if I'm working or when.

Wish I could slow down, focus, and concentrate on the important things, but my schedule doesn't seem to permit that and I'm always getting asked to do new projects. Since I can't say no, my workload is heavy. Anything to start building my savings account and paying off my medial bills.
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MADEIT3 12/12/2013 9:25AM

    Your work schedule sounds like mine when I have a major proposal to writer, internal communications, CEO Blogs, and a couple of press releases. I manage to work out by taking five to ten minutes of each hour to walk around, stretch, something.

Good luck!!

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CARRENK 12/11/2013 9:30PM

    It's always tough to focus on yourself, especially during this time of year. Celebrate each small victory - they'll add up! emoticon

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