One of the biggest struggles about being self-employed for me (aside from, you know, drumming up income) is looking at a wide open calendar and sorting out how best to use my time.
Sure, it sounds like an absolute dream: no meetings, and none of the office bullshit that comes with them. And though I do have meetings on my calendar from time to time, I do not miss the wastes of time that are most office-based check-ins.
That said, pulling a complete one-eighty on the grind of the work week can, if you’re not careful, turn into a wasteland of wasted time; a blank calendar becomes the enemy of productivity. And when there’s no one there to keep tabs on you, why shouldn’t you binge the new season of “Broad City” this morning before you return emails?
(I have never done that. I’m mainlining “Broad City” S4 while I write this. Duh.)