Thursday, December 9, 2010
A day in the life- it sounds bad but I wouldn't have it any other way!
This is a week where I am preparing for an event so there is more to do than usual, but my average day is at least 12 hours. I know I am a true entrepreneur because even with 12-16 hour days I still wouldn't want to quit and return to the 9-5 workforce- that would be the worst thing I could possibly imagine! This may be different for you. Some folks like structure created for them, I like to build my day when I wake up and go from there.
11:00am wake up- I'm a late riser usually between 11am-1pm. I don't do mornings, mainly because I do late nights, I have a saying- nothing that good happens during the day!
11:00am-12:00pm- Coffee and The Price is Right- my vice, during commericals plan my day. I have an open word file on my desk that I add to throughout the day, it could be for the day, the next day, the week, the month or the year. I find this works very well for me.
12:00pm-1:00pm- Photo shopping images for the Angel Photography
1:00-2:00 Dropping off post cards in the Junction Area- also to Wise Daughter's
2:00pm-2:50pm- I head off to my local Social Assistance Office/ Employment Centre to use their free computers & printer(There are hundreds of these in the city- draw back most have a limit of 10 printed pages per day- but they are flexible if you chat with them) - ink is expensive and still not something I am willing to spend money on, especially when just a few minutes walk away I can get it for free.
2:50pm-3:00pm- Email- there is always a sea/ chat with my friends Deb and Caro while working. Also I find myself apologising alot for not returning calls/ emails. The volume is pretty crazy if folks only knew..... Also folks think that we are a full staff, when we are only me (right now).
3:00pm-3:30pm Update Face book with images for the Angel Sale while being on hold for 35 minutes with Revenue Canada- HST question- round five err no this is six actually.
3:30pm-4:00pm Complete and re-send 211 application- my original format can't be read because I used Open Office- If I had a dollar for things I have to redo on this computer.....
4:00pm-4:30pm Back to the sea of emails/ face book messages- I have two emails accounts and Facebook. I use the two accounts to manage business from personal, but this is the body politics, the personal is the professional
4:30-5:00 A quick stroll to my beloved library- books waiting for me!
5:00pm-7:00pm Imagine Canada Research- It's so incredibly rich with resources- thus dense as dense can be, probably thousands of pages, I need a team to get through this and I'm working on assembling such a team (check email responses from volunteers)
7:00pm-9:00pm- Website work, redo my rabble.ca posting, and yes you guessed it email.
9:00pm-11:35pm Flyering local churches in the area with Angel Supporter flyers....Church/ Angel thought it was a good connect. Cold ass night- cold alert in effect.
11:35pm dinner with my baby
12:00am-1:30am Photo shopping- Create an poster for the Angel Investors (watch a little Jon Stewart while doing such)
1:30am-2:00am- Email checking/ Face book - everyone is sleeping so I can finally clear out my mail boxes
2:00-4:00 working on frames/ painting/ sanding etc.
4:00am fall asleep while reading
P.s. I of course eat through out the day!!!! Usually while working or on the bus/ while out running errands