I recently undertook a contract to write a course for a local school. I am really excited about this, but also nervous. It’s something I’ve never done before, and have very few guidelines to follow, other than “get it done by the end of the year – or sooner”. I like to have a template or ten when taking on a new project, and use them to guide me. Quite often the final product looks nothing like the templates, they just give me the boundaries.
Timelines are a little tight on this one, and my other job has been taking up all of my free time, so I took this week as holidays to write the lessons. I have been making slow progress, and am struck by how much this reminds me of being a student. I basically sat on my butt all week doing research, writing, revising, reading, researching some more. My butt is INCREDIBLY sore from all the sitting. I time my work so I know when I can take breaks, make a million outlines and lists, and I procrastinate.
I envision that the anxiety will set in next. I did veg and take some vacation-y time this week, and am getting bogged down by some technical issues put me a little more behind than planned. Next is work around the clock mode, I am pretty sure.