I’ve been staring at the screen for a while now. It’s Friday, blog day, and there is no blog. This isn’t down to writer’s block, it’s down to good old-fashioned time management (or lack of it if I’m perfectly honest).
Over the past two weeks I’ve been busy with work and with panto (yes, I expect I’ve mentioned that over the past four months or so), so things became a little hectic. Four months of activity culminated in a fantastic pantomime that was sold out almost as soon as tickets went on sale. The week flew by, but most of my outside of work activity involved paperwork, running around and general theatre-type stuff. This in turn led to this last week’s madness. Work was finished and the realisation that no Christmas gifts had been purchased slapped me in the face. I was also a week behind in my creative writing coursework. So yesterday, feeling lucky to be an independent consultant with no boss to argue with, I took the day off to head down south for some Christmas shopping.
This week there is no editing blog, because it proves that freelancers can be fulfilled and busy without it all being work related. Once our work is done, just like anyone else, we can kind of lose the plot a bit.
The presents are all bought (thanks to a day of frantic shopping yesterday)
The parcels have been sent (thanks to a morning of frantic wrapping)
The food has been ordered (thanks to an observant daughter reminding me to order turkey)
The current work assignment has been finished off (thanks to working hard)
I’ll be taking a few weeks off to re-charge my batteries and enjoy the festive season – this year I am actually taking a real break for the first time in years, so there really will be no blog during that time.
All that is left to do is to wish you all a wonderful festive season, whatever your festivities are.
See you next year!