Tuesday, September 20, 2011
My contract job is scheduled to be ending next week. There's a chance it might be extended at the last moment but that remains undetermined. I've known since I was hired back in March that September 30th would be the end date. I should have been planning months in advance for the transition but I have done very little to prepare myself.
I owe e-mail replies to about three dozen people. This blog has been sparse on the updates, too. There are definitely topics for me to write about! I even have more things I planned to write about my time in Bhutan but it seems too long ago now. Is it? Similarly, I have several ideas for travel writing submissions along the same vein but I may be too far removed from the subject at this point...
The problem is that when I get home from a day furrowing my brow in front of a computer at the office, I'm spent. I'm doing well to get my occasional freelance editing work done. Anything more than that seems to require too much after-hours focus. I consume media but I don't have the brain energy leftover to create or correspond.
I should have set myself deadlines and priorities for the job search - I get my tasks done on time at work because I plan out my steps like this. As for e-mails, blogs and writing, must I put pressure on myself to finish things in my leisure time, too?