Mondays are usually packed. I work without much in the way of breaks throughout the day and never feel as though I accomplished anything. But that's just Mondays.
Client work generally fills my weekdays, with occasional segues into unpaid work such as this blog, my LinkedIn blog, website updates, my own writing, hunting for new work, and so forth. In short, my days are busy. When the happy occasion of someone contacting me with regard to a project occurs, I have to find a way to slide that project into an already busy schedule.
Some weeks it's easier than others.
I'm lucky to have a few regular clients who entrust their work to me. I try to put what I can on a predictable schedule, as that helps me to budget and prioritize my time. Not so unlike my elder son who claims to possess the time management skills of a carrot, all too often I find myself working 12-hour days. Sometimes longer.
Although my husband teases me about being retired, there's nothing "retired" about the hours I work.
Still, I wouldn't trade freelancing for going back to a corporate career.
All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl, so I do take time off. Usually weekends. I just had a particularly active weekend. Friday evening, I went to an art class with a friend. We painted pumpkins. The picture below shows what happens when someone sticks a paintbrush in my clumsy hands. Saturday, I drove up to Defiance, Ohio to visit with Diva and her new trainer. Visible progress is being made. Sunday, I went trail riding with my artsy friend. She lets me ride her gelding, Henry. Over the past year, if it weren't for her, I'd have no opportunity to ride. I really appreciate her generosity.
Enjoy your week. Play a little.