Dropping (some) balls. And it’s OK
Blog post by Elvira.
Now, if you ask my closest friends, they will tell you ‘But, but, but… Elvira never panics’. And right they are. I never do when everyone else does.
But then it hit me. This weird year. Some non-pandemic, not very severe, and fixable health issues. And I ended up mentally exhausted, despite the fact that I am healthy, didn’t have a massive drop in income and took part in creating some amazing things.
I could barely do my work, eat, sleep and stick to my workout schedule. Also, I would worry I didn’t finish creating and setting up my website or take care of other non-urgent but not so difficult chores.
And it’s OK. I realized that last week and felt instantly better.
Well, I can do without a website for another month after 20 years without one. I can lazy-cook. I can lay on my sofa playing detective games when not working, eating, sleeping or working out. And rely on those friends I told you about to shake me out of it, if need be.
Take your time. Being a freelancer is tough at the best of times, and this year is not a good one. We are allowed to lose some marbles and drop some balls.