It’s Football season in America. It’s Sunday. How do you do game day as a freelancer? Here’s what it looks like today…
We Get Up
I’m woken very early by the cries of “mommy”. So I take my baby downstairs and we cuddle (he’s 2 but he’s my baby). I Make coffee and sit back down with my son and see what’s happening with my side gigs on Facebook.
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I set the baby up with a movie, and yes, I’m one of those, please don’t criticize! Grab my coffee and retreat to office for a little bit to see what I can work on. Fyi, my office is basically in the living room – I can hear the movie and everything going on out there, so I’m not completely abandoning my children when I’m working – I’m doing what we need to do so that the kids aren’t in day care, yet I’m still adding income to our household.
This is the course I took that got me started as a virtual assistant. I’m still involved with Horkey Handbook and I get several leads a month from Gina and Daryn. I’m actually patiently waiting to hear back from a lead I just pitched on Friday. Fingers crossed!
We Go Outside
My daughter wakes up, has her morning Cheerios, and we all get dressed and go outside to play in the backyard. It’s a beautiful sunny September day, 60 degrees with a cool breeze. My husband cuts the grass while I watch the kids and take pictures, of course! You know I also managed to post in a couple parties I have going on. Gotta sneak that in whenever you can!
We come inside when Ana says she’s ready to come in. If I can stick it out until she’s done, I feel like it’s a huge win!
Get the Chili Started
Next I get a pot of chili going. I fill it with all of the things I would never eat alone or raw – spinach (finely chopped), onions, green peppers, petite diced tomatoes, and chili beans. I’m looking at this chili and think, I might not eat that. I say aloud, “it needs more meat”. My husband yells from the other room, “cook more meat”. So I ground another pound of very lean ground beef and add it to the pot to simmer.
I retreat back to my office and work for about 30 minutes and realize I haven’t eaten any chili yet! After eating, and all that fresh air, I am sooooo tired. I walked towards my office at least a couple times and decided I couldn’t possibly do great work right now, so I laid down for a much needed 2 hour nap!
Ahhh refreshed! And I’m back at the computer to get some work done. But it’s Sunday and every device in the house is running, so I can barely get an email to send. We’ll say that’s why I’m not getting much work done today! So I clock out to start this post.
We’re near Chicago, and yes, we are Bears fans. The game tonight is against our big rivals, the Green Bay Packers. It’s 5:00 PM here, still sunny. Everyone is happy and safe inside our home. I feel really blessed today to be where we’re at in life.
Count my Blessings
Thank you Lord for everything you provide. Thank you Gina Horkey for your 30 Days or Less to VA Success course. Thanks for the house, Dad.