This post was almost canceled due to lack of hustle…or the fact that my Internet has been awful lately and I just don’t have it in me to spend another 90 minutes on the phone with AT&T this week.
This week I felt all over the place. I’m still adjusting to freelancing full time and it wasn’t until Wednesday that I finally got around to making a schedule for how to spend my time each day until Wednesday. Until I did that, I was getting really distracted and feeling overwhelmed. My main goal to figure out a way to have at least one weekend day when I wasn’t working on a deadline and I think I almost have it figured out. The only downside was doing the schedule midweek meant it was too late to really put it into practice this week. I really wanted to have some free time this weekend so I did a bunch of extra work yesterday and today so that I could get pretty close to on track and with the last article I finished a few minutes ago, I’m really, really close! Now I can spend my weekend working on a bunch of non-pressing things that I still need to get done. But hey…it’s a start!
(Side note: I promise that at some point I will write a post about freelancing in general that a lot of you mentioned being interested in. I try to avoid writing about writing when I have real writing I need to get done, so I’ve been putting it off for that reason.)
Aside from getting some work done this weekend, I also intend to look at pretty pictures of vintage hairstyles on the Internet, because I realized yesterday that I’d like to replace the messy bun with a messy beehive this summer. I should have had my grandma teach me how when I was home last month; clearly, she knows what she’s doing in that area.
Moving right along…here are some things for you to read this weekend!
Get Cultured: Houston — A Guide to the Arts, Culture and Coffee of this Eclectic City [The Cultureist] Speaking of Houston, look who slipped onto this list at #48!
How To: Make a Wedding Cake for Under $50 Using a Grocery Store Sheet Cake [A Practical Wedding] This is so smart, I want to basically do it for every cake/event/party ever. Had we not just figured out our cake stuff (more on that on APW next week), I’d be all over this.
For Fuck’s Sake
What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions? [The New York Times]
Omnibus Anti-Choice Abortion Bill Now in Special Session [Jessica W. Luther]
And! For your listening pleasure: ‘Get Lucky’ reimagined for every decade since the 1920s.
What’s on your mind as we start the weekend? It’s an open thread so have at it!