The past week or so, I’ve been focused on work too much to put much thought into blogging. I’m still trying to work out a satisfactory schedule that works with my current work situation.
You see, I’m currently working on two different projects (I’ll call them Project A and Project B) at the moment, focusing on each one for twenty hours of my work week. This is not unusual when you work in the contracting/design services industry. This is especially true when your involvement in Project A is winding down and the customer for Project B wants you get as early a start as possible.
Of course, this particular situation is further complicated by the fact that for the time being, Project B requires me to work on the customer’s site. So that means that when I’m working on Project B, I’m driving to the customer’s office, and when I’m working on Project A, I’m coming to my own company’s office. For four days of the week, that’s no big deal. During those days, I’m only working on one project, and simply show up at the correct location for the day and stay there until it’s time to come home.
However, the fifth day of the week (and which day that actually falls on varies from week to week), I work for hours on one project and four hours on the other. This means that for that day, I go to one site in the morning, drive to the other site halfway through the day, and then return home from the second site when its quitting time. Thank goodness both sites are relatively close to each other! Add to this the fact that I have two weeknights (and some weekends) that I spend doing business for Paths of the Old Ways, and I have a pretty busy schedule.
Oh, did I also mention that while my hours are extremely flexible at my company’s office, work on Project B is requiring me to standardize my workday a bit more? Also, getting up earlier than I like has become a necessity. So I’ve been spending most of my free time trying to get rested up and recovering from the schedule change.
Hopefully, I’ll have more time to seek out inspiration. I had a pretty good blogging pace going at the end of January, and I’d like to recover it in the near future.