The beginning of a new week. A fresh start.
Well-rested, with enough sleep and an empowering breakfast behind you, you get to the office. Your desk is still empty, as is the e-mail inbox. Slowly and with a relaxed pace, you start yet again from zero. Another week, with only 37 and a half hours of work to put in.
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Not so for the self-employed and freelancers among us.
This is how my desk looked this Monday morning. A tangled mass of unfinished jobs. A to-do list from last weekend, hardly tackled at all. Notes which only make sense again after re-reading them several times. Thousands of unanswered e-mails. Reminders of past trips to write about and of future travel to be planned. And more and more issues pile up every day.
(If you have a boring, non-fulfilling job with an insurance company or in some kind of marketing department, you are welcome to use this image as your desktop background. – Zur deutschen Fassung.)