This week, week of July 11th, 2011, is my first week off working nine until five, and I have learned a lot in the short five days.
Number one: I am not God. I cannot take on all of the world's problem neither can I take on too many projects whether paid or unpaid. I might be a rockstar :), but I am not a rockgod. I am a great multi-tasker, however that skill as divinely inspired as it is does not make me God. I am probably going to be overwhelmed until next week Monday. Then it has got to change. I am going to focus on what makes my heart beat and say no to anything that is clouding my schedule. I want to do above and beyond the call of duty in the areas I am called to work.
The Business of JostWrite, Making Noise and two new projects I am itching to talk about (but shhh) :) is all I have strenght for now. Well, including God, Family, Friends, Packing/MovingOutta DC and Sis Wedding. BUT all of the above-mentioned have their limits, yes including JostWrite!
Number two: I need to use my time management skills. This is better used when I take on only the projects my mortal body can take on. Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and even blogging can be the enemy. I am taking back my time. It gets harder, because I am leaving town and everyone I love wants a piece of me. I am sorry...that is impossible.
Number three: Money is ever at the back of my mind. No stable income equates taken on all projects that smells like money. Boo...that stops right now. I am not scared, because I know my gifts will take me before kings, but a girl is thinking of the future. The smell of money was not the only reason why I stepped away from 9-5. Peace of mine and fulfilling my destiny were top on the list and not all projects fulfill the voice I want to portray as a writer even if it pays. I have got to get it together.
Number four: It is not about me. It is about GOD. I need to keep that perspective. I need to stay in that place of "What do you want me to write?"and "Is this project fulfilling that call?"
Bear with me as I regroup and post my to-do list for this weekend filled with relaxing moments and maybe some work :)