Nicole's Diary - Page 11

My weekend calendar is a typical work day for any independent artist I know.  It only works if you make a list.

  • Two morning news editing sessions (Sundays are my Fridays)
  • Two one-hour+ workout sessions (love dance class and my walks in the park)
  • Research from two library books for more character development on the supporting role in my BESS screenplay (my library books are due Monday--eek!)
  • Creating and submitting a budget for a commissioned marketing video (It's always good to construct a draft, then revisit it with fresh eyes the next day)
  • Writing and distributing the agenda for Monday's weekly conference call on our new educational tech initiative in St. Louis, Hack4Hope
  • Editing a trailer for the latest Little Brother documentary release
  • Contacting the subject of my next article
  • Sending out requests to track down guests for my the next Twitter chat I'm hosting
  • Reading a friend's script (I have four to do before Wednesday--oy!)
  • Contacting our celebrity director for our next Little Brother chapter (can't wait to tell everyone who it is and where we'll be filming!)
  • And, oh yes, my cousin's birthday celebration is scheduled as well

Are there enough hours in the day? Not typically. But I have practice now making two days out of one by using the incredible convention of naps. I love naps. This is the year to focus, yes, but believe it or not, this is me not being all over the place.  It's important to reward yourself as well. I have events to attend almost every evening next week.  That's rare. When writing I usually squirrel myself away at home. I haven't been out too much this month, and I get tons of energy from human contact. So back out into the sun and warmer evenings of New York I go! Very grateful. And I'm having fun, so no complaining here.

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