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Business as usual

Now that American Idol is over, I don’t know what to write in my blog anymore 😛

I think the withdrawal symptom isn’t going to be so bad after all since Jason Castro has been all over the Internet. Thanks to videos and radio interviews that I have managed to download and upload to my iPod, it’s not going to be so bad.

Another thing that is going to make it easier on me is my superhectic working life. The other day, I made a list of all the articles that I am supposed to finish and start in the near future. I have about 11. I’m NOT joking! Three of them are the ones which I have even yet set a date for. They are actually requests for me to do. One of the three involves a royalty who recently became a parent for the first time. I’m actually going to speak to him!! OMG… I never thought I’d get the chance!! I’m excited and anxious too. Well, I’ll talk more about that when things are final.

Apart from the 11 stuff that I have, I’m involved in one major project which I’m doing on a freelance basis. It’s hard work and it has been occupying me since April, if I’m not wrong. Sometimes I regret saying yes to this because it has taken so much of my personal time. I have been able to pull it all off for the last two months ONLY because I don’t have children yet. I don’t think I can otherwise. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t gone out on a weekend in close to two months. Thank God I have been travelling a lot for work — during the weekdays — so I don’t really feel like my weekend is so boring. And my husband travels so much for his work, he doesn’t mind being at home all weekend.

So blame this for why my blog entries have been relatively short and only focused on American Idol these days 🙂

But I’m happy to report that I have been more productive at work. I really put into practice the tips I got from reading the article on Homing From Work. It requires a bit of discipline but I tell you, it works!

It’s true, if you follow the tips, your office-hours socialising will almost be nonexistent. I think I’m more quiet these days because I tend to bury myself in my music as I tackle my work to-do list. It is satisfying to scratch them off my list. And because I have the important things written down, my mind is less cluttered. I may be busy but my mind is not fraught with the worry of forgetting something. It does save my evenings up for other things.

I’m suppose to use the free time doing fun stuff but because I have committed myself to that freelance project, so looks like I’m stuck doing that for now. I’d be lying if I say that I’m happy about that. It’s been so demanding that I feel exhausted. It wouldn’t have been so bad if it was fun. But fun it ain’t. It’s been torture, to be perfectly honest. But I gave my word that I’d do this and I will see it to its completion. To put things into perspective, I think of it as practice for my postgraduate ambition. If I want to do my Master’s while working, I have to get used to this kind of schedule.

Normally, I would be slogging through the freelance stuff around this hour. But tonight, I’m giving myself a break. Actually, I have been giving myself a break since this morning. No matter how I try, I always end up sidetracked. This, I dare say, is the first time since I last blog about homing from work, so that’s been a while and that’s definitely a big improvement for a chronic homing from work-er like me 🙂

Well, I have a busy day ahead of me, so I’m going to call it a day now. Later!

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