The end is in sight! Yesterday was my last full day at the office. I have partial days today and tomorrow, but no more late nights. No more days like Monday, where I started working at 9am to meet a deadline, worked through till 1pm when I went to the office, got home around midnight, and put in another couple hours’ work on some straggler pieces of the same project. Then I did much the same thing on Tuesday.
When I was starting to get my business off the ground, I saw that long days like that were coming, and I so did not want them. I wanted to line things up but not actually have to fit projects in around an otherwise full work week. As time went on, though, it became clear to me that those long days were the only way to do it — at least if I wanted to keep momentum going into full-time freelancing, instead of drifting along and waiting for things to happen. I didn’t want to get into a routine of bumming around home and procrastinating and kinda maybe sorta doing things sometimes. I wanted that first day to be a productive workday. And the second day, too. And the third day, the fourth, the fifth, and on and on.
So I’m very excited about having a slate of projects now. However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t more excited to be finished at the office and ready to get on with my work.