The art above…from a project I am working on. It’s ‘in progress’. Boy is it ever and the progress better pick-up!
As a freelancer and stay at home dad right now, it is amazing how much you can get down when you are really, really organized and need to get it done. When I am working on two or three projects it is usually tough to sit down and concentrate long enough on each one to get anthing done. Ignore the emails, the phone, the bills that need to be paid, the blogs to read, the blogs to update, more emails, a call from a friend and a new blog with cool art…soon the whole afternoon is gone and I have accomplished nothing. What has helped me is knowing, without a doubt, that I have exactly 8 hours to get my work done. Period, end of story. Work efficinetly or I pay a high price by being up late, and having my daughter wake me up at 5:00am..ouch.
I’ve never been one of those folks who LOVE freelancing. It is easily three times the work of a ‘regular’ job. And often you have less control over your hours and how much you work. But the projects are intersting and it tests a lot of diferent skills. At this point ion my career this challenge is the most intriguing. And the ability to work form home, see my daughter all day and interact with her gives me another point of reference and experience in my life that I wouldn’t have punching a time-card and dropping her in day care. Good enough.