Ahhhh, the weekend!

judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin

Sorry I haven't been around much this week. My job is publishing regional magazines. Any perceived glamour in being a self employed publisher goes right out the window when it is time to pick up and distribute. I drive my 1989 Chevy 1500 hours up the interstate tot he printer, load on about 5,000 lbs of magazines at a time... drive hours back and hand deliver to each location. It is hot, humid exhausting work!

ow, time for a drink or four... a baseball game... sleep and a weekend to catch up on all I've missed, reading and herb classes.


  • andrea745
    andrea745 Posts: 89 ✭✭✭

    I also work for myself. I run my own small health coaching and yoga teaching business out of my home. I have pivoted from teaching in person to online but that requires hours of learning new technology. So I spend so many hours on the computer splicing, uploading, promoting my class etc. Plus I research each week so that I provide a new class to my students and then when I have a health coaching client there is a great deal of preparation for each meeting and I am making my own membership site so that is hours and hours of work. Its lucky that I love learning and helping people in this way, so its all good... for me the weekend is no different than the week. In fact every Sunday I put out a newsletter so I am at the computer for atleast five to six hours. Cooking, making jewelry and being outside with my family are the ways I unplug . Namaste, Andrea

  • ltwickey
    ltwickey Posts: 369 ✭✭✭

    Life always seems to find a way to get in the way! If only society wasn't based on the monetary system!! But then I guess if I didn't have to suffer Monday through Friday the weekends wouldn't be sooooo wonderful!!

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    Good for you, @andrea745 ! That sounds amazing but also very, very busy, especially with going online and dealing with clients.

    As a warning from someone who's been that busy and then crashed semi-permanently, do take weekly breaks as often as you can. Health is pretty fragile, I've found.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin

    Working for yourself can certainly be hard. But, it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo worth it!

  • Brueck.iris
    Brueck.iris Posts: 142 ✭✭✭

    Glad you can publish and distribute real magazines. Here in New Zealand it was a very sad time March to May when none of the printed magazines were allowed to be delivered or sold in supermarkets.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin