Friday, May 2, 2008

Freelance Writing and Going on Vacation


As you all know, I am a freelance writer and I really do love my work. I have recently made some changes to my rates and have let some work go that I found to be a thorn in my side. I am left with projects I enjoy doing. Fine-tuning has definitely left me with a feeling of control over what I do as a freelance writer and why shouldn't it? That's what freelance work is all about. If you can't decide what you want and what you don't want, then you are really not taking advantage of the freelance part of freelance writing. I can't say that all of my writing is invigorating, but I can say that work that isn't exciting is worth much more to me and the money is motivating.

Next week, I will be very busy with work. I have a few assignments that have come in and because of illness, I haven't been able to work on them as much as I would have liked to so I wouldn't be all panicky next week. So of course, I am already setting my anxiety level up a few notches thinking of the large list of articles that must be completed. The other part of my anxiety level increase is because I am going on vacation the following week. YAY for me! I have vowed not to do any work and the only reason I am bringing my laptop is so I can do some digital scrapping that I have neglected far too long. So that means that I have to cram that week's work into next week too. YIKES! I will be a busy little mommy…because of course my toddler is also part of my workload. J

Oh well, to enjoy a vacation I guess you have to work for it. It is a shame though; you either go on vacation thinking about what you haven't accomplished or what you have to do when you get back. It's seldom you can actually let go of your obligations and just let yourself enjoy your time off. Everyone really needs a time away. I need to make a point to enjoy my vacation and not think about titles of five articles I have to write when I get back. Maybe I shouldn't bring my laptop because we all know how tempted I will be to find a WI-FI café just to check my email ONCE….or TWICE… J Ugh, it's time to let go, even if it's just for a little while.

How do you let go when you go on vacation? Help me out!

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