December 01, 2011

Week #2 - Drowning in 'Stuff'

So, I am self employed, now what?
2 weeks has passed by so far since I left my place of employment and it has been extremely stress free.  Both of my children are in school full time now, so I get them up, dressed and fed and we wait for the bus at the end of the laneway.  From 8:15-4:10 I have time for myself!
It seems like a lot of time, but once I get working away, or doing housework, it goes by so fast! I haven't been able to do much work on my business until now because our Internet was being temperamental, and it took a week and a half for them to figure out what was wrong and why our signal kept disappearing.  That's what I get for moving to the country!
Now it is full steam ahead.  I have been busy trying to book some work for over the winter, as this is usually the slow time for us photographers.  First to get my office unpacked and organized - no, I haven't finished that daunting task yet.  It's hard to believe how much 'stuff' you accumulate over the years!
Next week, I promise!
So, here is my 'before' picture:

So you can see that there is a little bit of everything crammed in here right now.  There's just enough room to walk to my desk.  Most of this stuff belongs somewhere else in the house, but I need to make room first and figure out where exactly to put it.  It was worse than this last week, but I'm not going to show you a picture.  There is a bookshelf off to the right as well that is full of 'stuff' as well.  I am drowning in 'stuff' right now!
I have my work cut out for me.  I can't imagine going to a 9-5 job anymore, I am busy enough here! 
On top of this, it is December 1st already, so now I need to put our Christmas tree up and find places to put decorations! The rest of the house isn't nearly as bad as this - it is neat and tidy because everything is crammed in my office.  
As you can see I have my work cut out for me, so back to it!