Thank you. May I have another?

Story of my life right now, and not anyone’s fault but my own. I literally cannot stop. I wonder if there is a medical word for it. Like, could I seriously be diagnosed for this chronic issue I have? Or would it fall under more of an addiction type illness? 

Oh, it really is nothing serious, but I’m sure it could lead to me being burned out which my Human Relations in Administration course showed could cause undesirable emotional and physical strain in all aspects of life. Boy, do I know it! I take on way too much in my life, and it is always all at once. I can’t help it. I don’t know why I do it. I add on one thing, then another, and suddenly I’m looking around at my life and realize I have taken on way too much for one person.

But, I do it anyways. I honestly don’t know what I would do if I didn’t constantly find new and interesting things to fill my time. Maybe on some unconscious level I enjoy the feeling of being busy.

You’ll never find your limits until you’ve gone too far. – Aron Ralston

Take my current situation as an example. I am a wife, a new mother (how much longer can I say that before it is untrue? Two years? Three?), a full time student, a full time administrative professional, an active member of my local area network of professional administrators, writer and reader when possible, and now, I have joined UpWork.

UpWork is an online community for agencies and contractors to connect. Agencies post jobs, and contractors submit proposals to be hired for them. I originally stumbled upon it because I was looking for opportunities to work from home while still maintaining a decent salary. I was looking through job listings in the usual big-name websites and happened upon UpWork. I researched the company and was relieved to find that it is not a scam, although, there are reports of scammers prowling the forums. I read tips on how to avoid such scammers, and how to bid against verified agencies and create a lucrative profile.

I’ve done the research and am now selecting very specific agencies to work with. I have not had any of my five proposals accepted, yet (one was denied because they hired someone else with a lower rate). I really can’t say if I like it or not as of now because I haven’t worked with an agency, but it is kind of like Facebook. You look through the app when you’re bored and happen upon interesting tid-bits as you scroll through the feed. I’m not sure whether this will be a worthwhile venture, but it never hurts to try, right?

I’ll keep you posted on this endeavor!

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