I’m working way too much. I don’t care what my therapist says. Back to that in a second. Some nights I am so worried about work, I can’t sleep. I can’t stop thinking of all I have to do. I was so burned out Thursday night that I could not work after my full-time job.
My therapist knows nothing about being a virtual assistant which is frustrating because that is my life right now. I have to explain every little thing to her. She thinks there is a light at the end of the tunnel. NO THERE’S NOT because I can’t hire people because I’m not making enough.
Well, I did hire one person. She is only working for me four hours a week. J lives in the Philippines. I’m paying her $8.00 per hour. An American would want at least $15 per hour for this work. I would be losing money or breaking even if I hired an American at the number of hours I wanted. Most pros would want more. Anyhow, I will have more work in June IF I CAN SURVIVE MAY, so I will probably ask J to work six hours a week.
My birthday is Saturday (May 16)! I’m not working on Saturday. NO MATTER WHAT. I’m off all week from my full-time job. I’m yelling a lot in this entry because I’m frustrated. Working 24/7 and barely sleeping isn’t healthy. I’m also taking Wednesday off that week off. Yay!
I just have to survive this upcoming week of working full-time and doing VA work. I worked all day yesterday. I’m taking about four hours off today. Then I’m working all evening.
I don’t have much to talk about again. I’m FRUSTRATED and sometimes resentful because I feel like my clients are expecting too much. But I’m going to see what happens when I’m not working my full-time job. If I can’t get caught up then, then it isn’t possible. 😦
This week I…
Music of the week: Fiona Apple, JoJo, India.Arie, The Highwomen, Alanis Morissette, Ariana Grande, Lennon Stella, Lindsay Lohan
TV of the week: Survivor, The Last Dance
Podcasts of the week: Dateline, So You Wanna Be a Witch, The Forgotten West Memphis 3, Serial
Books of the week:
- Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want by Dr. Tamar Chansky –
- Call Me God: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation by a bunch of people – I bought this book from Audible. I almost didn’t want it because this case brings back so many vivid memories. I was in college when this happened. I live in Virginia, so this was a little scary for me too.
From now on, I’m only going to be able to listen to audiobooks. No time to read a book. I can listen to podcasts, music, and books while working. (Most of the time)
Weekend Plans: Is there anything to do besides work?
Thanks for reading! Have a great week. 🙂