What an exhausting week. I didn’t get any writing done all week, and I was fairly certain I was going to be let go on Friday.
I’m working as a fulltime temp for a distribution company. My assignment was estimated to be 3-5 months long. I’m currently in the fourth month, and expecting the assignment to end at any moment.
I’m a photo editor, and up until last year I had a full time, permanent, almost-comfortable position that I could rely on. Then the company I was working for at the time had a big layoff, and of course the photo editor wasn’t kept.
I bounced around for a bit, doing miscellaneous jobs, unable to support myself financially, using up all my savings, getting into a lot of debt and pulling money from retirement. Nothing stuck but finally I found my second photo editing gig at my current job. But like I said, this is a temporary assignment, and in a month or less I’ll probably be unemployed again, looking for whatever I could find.
Physically, it’s exhausting. Yesterday I came home at 5pm and was in bed by 6pm. I slept 10-14 hrs. That was due to how stressed I was on Friday while waiting for the axe to come down. But it’s not uncommon for me to sleep 10 hrs a night, due to some health issues that my doctor and I are aware of. I’ve got a lot of goals, pills to take, a passive aggressive Obamacare insurance plan, bad health, and very little energy.
But I’m up and moving today! I wrote 1070 words this morning, and it’s a great start to the day. I’ve got a couple other dozen things on my to do list (which honestly isn’t a good habit, try to juggle only 3-4 to do items at a time), and one of those items is applying for projects on eLance. I’m going to look for small projects, things I could do if my fulltime job continues the next month or two. But I need to get started. I need to get moving.
I pray to anything out there listening that I will have the energy and ability to pursue freelancing and writing at the same time. And hope and pray that I will be able to support myself and begin my journey as an author.