I have a lot to share and boy oh boy, things have been busy.
Since, I was fired by 2 clients.....oy, still haunting me, I picked up 2 new clients and in an effort to not get fired again, I have been very selective about who I am taking on, I have changed my processes in terms of task completion, and I have created formal business hours for me.....I check email from 8:00 am - 10:00 am (already caught up for the morning) and then again from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunday - Thursday. Of course this is only if I do not have an appointment at these times. The general plan is 4 hours a day on my email, 2 in the morning and 2 at night. Let's see how this works.
Lately, I have received a few very clever out of office messages from other vendors who let their clients know when they will be online checking email. There is a part of this I SUPER respect, but I don't think my clients would appreciate it. Email is sadly becoming a full-time job and I feel super glued to my computer, phone, and other devices often. My goal is whenever I see Crush (I am going out tomorrow night) I unplug and in order to do this, I have to bust my behind a few days before I go to get everything set up correctly....
Yes, I am very lucky these days as I saw Crush just a few weeks ago when Little Baby was born and now I am seeing him this weekend and then in 2 weeks, I am heading back for a wedding.....! SUPER EXCITED!
This trip coming up is VERY special for me. I will be introducing Crush to 2 of my very best friends who are coming up and coming down with their husbands to visit the wonderful city that Crush calls home and to meet him. Both of my besties are currently with child and this will be a baby moon of sorts as they are leaving their little ones at home for some good food, some quiet time, and a little site-seeing. Dinner and 1 special lunch reservation are set, but other than that, I want them to have time to just chill out. I get LOTS of time to focus on me, but I know when you become a mommy, it all changes.
Their visiting means a lot to me because it takes tons effort to get together these days. I am hoping I can carve out some time to meet both of their new additions come summer when they make their appearances, but I will be in the midst of my busiest work time and I will also be getting all set to move.....I leave September 9th and I don't think I will be back anytime soon....fingers crossed.
Last night before I fell asleep, I was thinking that this could be the last time my friends see me before I get engaged. I know I am putting the cart before the horse here....but I know Crush is already discussing rings and timing with me....getting engaged in 2013, so we can get married in 2014.....so I do think it may be coming this year..... A girl can dream, right?! Crush was ready to have a baby yesterday, so I do think seeing my friends with their little bumps may only speed up this process more and I can't say I am frowning about it.
I will be posting a few more times before I go, but I will be a bit quiet come Thursday-Monday when I am with besties and Crush turned off.
Hope all is well and have a great day!