Do you enjoy what you do for a living? Do you find yourself smiling throughout the day? Are you successful in your chosen career? Because it's my goal to set up my life so that I can answer "yes" without hesitation, to each of these questions, they're at the forefront of my mind these days, more than ever.
Here's how I spent yesterday:
- Woke at 7:30, naturally - no alarm clock in sight. I can't stress enough how much this affects my day.
- Checked email, responded to a couple, then made some coffee.
- Although I'm considering a time when my healthful habits might allow me to remove the sporadic Adderall from my reality, we're not ready for that yet. In fact, contemplating my obligations, I took a slightly higher dose than usual. (Which was completely acceptable: I generally take a smaller dose than was prescribed.)
- Made a to-do list that would alarm a less brazenly optimistic soul (or perhaps even a smarter person,) but which filled me with pleasure. Nearly everything on that list? It's there because I think it should be, not because it's on a job description written by someone else.
- Started working on checking things off that list. And because the Adderall was doing a very fine job? Kept working on those tasks.
- But took a tiny little break and downloaded some music to flesh out the playlists that accompanied my day's workflow.
- And responded to a couple of fun emails. Some personal, but also a couple of important work-related ones, including one that led to a meeting now scheduled for this afternoon with a too-long-ignored client.
- More work - most of it web-development in nature.
- Accepted a friend's lunchtime invitation.
- Driving home, took a call from an out-of-state client and discussed, for the entire drive, the direction her website needs to go in. Short and long-term plans got sorted out and we agreed to sit down together next week when she's had time to make her list of needs for me to help her with.
- Back here with 3 minutes to spare, called my newest client as scheduled - also in another state - to discuss the project I'm beginning for him. Here's a fun tidbit. This person had contacted me a year ago to explore some web development possibilities, but ultimately decided he could handle his needs on his own. Now, having managed his site (quite well, I might observe,) for a year, he's ready to take it to the proverbial next level. I'm going to help refine the design of his site for him. Am very excited. How perfect his timing, no?
- Hanging up, all I wanted was to get started that very minute. Delayed my gratification and worked, instead, on yet another out-of-state web client's updates until I had to stop for his email response to guide my work.
- Began work on the exciting new project.
- Stopped when a friend arrived to pick me up so we could go have a late bite to eat.
- Back here after "playtime" was over at around 10 or so, removed contacts, brushed my teeth and washed my face and...
- Came back in here to work! Maybe an hour and a half later forced myself to stop, couldn't think of anything I wanted to really say in my blog (so made up something lame,) and went to bed.