But we did manage a few days' family getaway to the beach, ended up spending a bit more than we expected to (as you do), and I didn't feel guilty at all. We enjoyed what was probably among the last of a run of gloriously warm and sunny autumn days before winter's chill sets in.
But today it was back to work and my unfinished list of jobs. I probably had unrealistic expectations about what I could achieve last month, working part time and with school holidays and a public holiday in the mix.
So, here's how April looked:
- One article deadline before Easter. Done
- List article ideas for newspaper series. Write the first two. Not Done
- Join two online networking forums for freelancers. Done
- Complete book proposal. Not Done
- Create flyers for proofreading and editing and a list for distribution. Not Done
So for May I plan to:
- Write the first column for the new series
- Write a book review
- Write a pregnancy resource review
- Get the website finalised
- Draft book proposal
My freelance business is ticking along nicely. Over the next three to four months I'll be putting in a few more hours a week than usual, so that I can take it a lot easier once the baby is here.
I want to fully appreciate those first precious weeks and months with my newborn. This flexibility is what I love about freelancing!