Thought-Of-The-Day: January 6th 2018

I do try to be organised.

I need to be, really. I work a full-time job, have two blogs, a YouTube channel, and am on 5 (soon to be 6) challenge Design Teams, a YouTube team, and a release team. On top of which I attempt to keep up on housework, give the cats attention and spend time with my husband. It’s a lot to do!

I’m trying to get ahead on all my projects. Primarily the DT stuff. I had quite a productive time of card making just before Christmas (in part related to the presents I was making) which has given me a backlog of cards to use for blog posts. After checking through the upcoming prompts for the year I’ve been able to plan out using some of those cards for future DT posts. Thirteen of the cards, in fact, going as far as to August!

Ultimately my aim is to get a month ahead on all my DT work. I’m not there yet. Even with those cards I just mentioned planned out, I still have prompts coming up in the next couple of weeks that I need to create for. Plus the filming of the videos I want/need to do. For example, my next Sasayaki Glitter video is not yet recorded, but the one after is. I just received the Simon Says Stamp January card kit so I want to do a video with that, and I still haven’t done anything with the STAMPtember card kit.

The videos are actually the hardest part for me at the moment. My camera set-up is a bit of a pain but is the only feasible way of doing it. The bigger problem though is the light level. Our days are quite short at the moment. I can’t record at all on weekdays because by the time I get home from work it is already dark. Which means I am only able to record at weekends, and am reliant on a) the weather being bright enough and b) being able to (/remembering to) record during the brightest parts of the days. I couldn’t do any recording today because it was gloomy and overcast. Tomorrow is meant to be sunny so I may be able to get some done, but we’re also meant to be going shopping and I can’t do both at once!

Still. I’m getting better, getting more and more ahead. It just takes a lot of planning! And that’s even without considering the need for promotion on social media, ‘networking’, and trying to get my Etsy shop up and running (not going well so far.)

One step at a time, right?

Love,

Lady Joyful

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