So….I took most of last week off. You can do that when you’re the boss.
The week before last was crazy. I got a last-minute assignment from a regular client, in addition to two regular assignments that I was already trying to finish. I was making scores of phone calls, sending out frantic emails, biting my nails, trying to write rough drafts of articles while waiting on phone calls, the whole nine yards.
Last week, however, was the week of the Fourth of July. Most holiday weeks are slower anyway. Lots of people take some vacation time, which makes it difficult to reach people for interviews or media requests. Knowing that, I decided to take advantage of the slower week to just catch my breath. Frankly, I needed the recovery time. I felt sort of muddled after cranking out a bunch of stuff the week before. (Hmmm. Is “muddled” the right word? Maybe not. What’s a word that combines “tired” and “slightly brain dead” and “winded”?)
Of course, the downside of taking some time off when you’re a freelancer is that you don’t generate any income for yourself. I didn’t make any money last week. So this week, I’m trying to get back into gear, to use yet another cliche. It’s like returning to work from vacation. Actually, it’s not like that. It is that. It’s a Monday on steriods.
Pass the Diet Coke?