Day 2877 – How I Hoped To Spend The Weekend Vs. How I Will Probably Spend The Weekend

Since Bret and I are each building businesses right now (Bret real estate investing, me a business around my road trip book), we’re constantly working. Weekends aren’t days off but days to work longer hours. We did squeeze in a mini picnic last night on our living room floor with CFA nuggets, but beyond that, it’s work work work. But we were thrown a wrench when Bret got sick….and I may be coming down with something as well. So here’s how I thought I’d be spending the weekend….

Versus how I actually will spend the weekend…

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Day 2874 – Three Years Ago, We Were Doing This…

I gotta say, there are some days I miss this. What great memories. 🙂

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Day 2866 – Happy International Virtual Assistants Day!

I’m coming up on my third anniversary as a virtual assistant, so I thought it was high time I celebrated! I will say I’ve grown into more of a virtual office manager than anything else. Can we say hodge podge? Because really, if you look that up in the dictionary, my face is there.

I’m so thankful for the path my life has taken, and I love the freedom and flexibility this job provides. I am also thankful for the awesome people I have met because of it.

In honor of a day celebrating us organized folks, I wanted to give you a few of my current tips.

Color coding my handwritten to do list – You know I’ve toyed with a number of methods for my to do list. Right now, I’ll look at each of my various lists – I have an Asana account for each of the businesses I do freelance work for, and a personal Asana for all of my projects, including but not limited to – writing, this blog, Journey with the G’s, Bret’s real estate investing business, and more. I’ll pull out my legal pad, and write my list the night before (this has been a BIG help). Then I’ll highlight – one color for all work for each client. If there’s a particularly important task that HAS to get done that day, I add a star. Another color for Bret work. Then I alternate two colors for everything else.

Getting up at 5/5:30 a.m. – For years I’ve read that getting up early is a good thing. For years I’ve tried for a few days and then go back to my old ways. Friends, I’ve gotten up most mornings in this early window for about a week or so. I point to this change in my day as the main reason I have accomplished SO much in the last week or so. I finished my road trip manuscript, I created a Facebook community, I created an email list, I uploaded my road trip budgeting spreadsheet online as a bonus if you sign up for the list. I have such a fire under my butt about getting things done. I’ve talked about doing these things for a while, because I LOVE talking about travel. I LOVE encouraging people to take road trips. Now I will be able to talk to so many more people about it. Woooo!!! But I just love the feeling of getting the most important things done early (sermon/devotions, journaling, blogging, writing, sometimes working out). I used to jump into freelance work around 9/10ish, where now I’m jumping in around 7:30/8. At the end of my days, I’m not feeling overwhelmed because I didn’t get much done that day, I’m feeling accomplished.

What about you? How do you stay organized?

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Day 2865 – Sunday Night Date Night

Last night, I was SO jazzed by my epic day of finalizing SO much with my road trip business (did you join the Facebook group yet?), and we had both worked really hard all week and weekend, that we wanted to go out and celebrate. We got to finally see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and finished up the date with an Oreo milkshake….Johnny Rockets was closing, so thankfully we were able to order one to go! It was a great time of just hanging out and enjoying a really fun movie. I love movies where I laugh like that. 😀

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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Day 2862 – How Traffic Reminds Me How Good I Have It

Yesterday, I was doing some errands and got stuck in just awful traffic. It was rainy, and close to rush hour. When I finally got home, I was just so thankful for my current work situations. I love working from home, and having so much flexibility. I’m so thankful for my amazing clients, and the opportunities I’ve been presented. It takes a different type of work, it’s still hard in some ways, and it takes more planning, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Traffic always seems to remind me to be thankful (take a walk down memory lane with this post).

What stressful thing are you thankful for today?

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