Day 3: Take A Breath


Today was a really gorgeous day here on the island. Well, I should say, here in North Sydney and Sydney, because the island is pretty big and I was only in one little part of it.

But, yeah, it was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and even though there is still a couple of feet of snow on the ground, it felt like spring.

I had a fairly busy day; though not as busy as the last two have been! It's only Wednesday and it feels like an entire week has already happened since Sunday night when I launched my crowdfunding campaign. 

I woke at 6:30, which is usual for a weekday. Adam is out the door by 7, and we spend that half hour wiping sleep from our eyes, drinking coffee, eating breakfast, and making his lunch. He leaves at 7 and drives to the job site (he's an electrician and works here in North Sydney), and then I do a few things and get ready for work and leave the house anywhere between 7:30 and 8. This morning I wrote up two estimates for potential clients, and had a mini dance party.

Then I went to work. I work at a place called the Horizon Achievement Centre, in Sydney. It's an organization that provides vocational training to adults with intellectual disabilities. I've been working there since August of last year. I do a variety of things there: design, copywriting, teaching drawing, and working on a database re-design. It keeps me busy!

When I got home from work today I thought about going for a walk, but decided instead to do the dishes. There is something really therapeutic for me about that. (Well, sometimes. Other times it's a pain in the arse.) Today it was therapeutic. Now that the campaign is launched and has gotten to 44%, my head is a-whirl with ideas for what to do next to get to the total goal, but I also feel like I'm not sure where to begin, and like things have piled up a bit over the last few days. So taking time to clean out my space is good to help me focus.

What do you do to help yourself focus, or get clarity on a big project?

Now we're off to a wake, and likely our dinner will be take-out. But at least my sink will be clean!

xoxo Leah