Under Pressure

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No pressure here

Yes, the heat is on. Yesterday we had to put on the air-conditioning because it was becoming quite uncomfortable. The thought of the coming summer months of stifling and unbearable heat is making me a bit nervous. But I guess we can’t have it all. While most of the rest of the world was battling snow storms we were having the time of our life with the weather just perfect for all sorts of outdoor activities.

Coming back to the topic of working under pressure, I think I can work best when I have a deadline to meet. When I was working in program management in a telecom company I had weekly deadlines in the form of a management meeting where I was supposed to present sales data. In order to do this I was required to coordinate with project managers in my local unit as well as in the region I represented. Sometimes the time difference and different working days presented difficulties but I thrived under the pressure. It was extremely satisfying after finishing a successful meeting where I could answer all the questions posed by the top management just because I had done my homework well.

These days I have taken up some freelance writing assignments and am enjoying meeting deadlines. I usually get an hour or so to write around 500 words on a topic as diverse as Yacon Syrup diet plans to Callaway Golf drivers. With such varied topics to research online I am learning a lot too. Last night I was up past midnight to finish the day’s work. Besides I am enjoying actually doing some paid work for a change after 4 years of a break. It’s really working out so far since I’m working from home and get to keep an eye on my son as well.

Daily Prompt: The Heat is On

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  3. Time | The Bliss of Reality
  4. Umbrellas | Crazy Art
  5. Introspection | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Concentration aka eating alone 🙂 | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. Ilya Fostiy. Is There a God? | The Bliss of Reality
  8. Smile! | Crazy Art
  9. My List-less Life | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  10. My List-less Life | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  11. The Farm | My Little Avalon
  12. The Daily Prompt & Eric’s Aria -Part 1 (short story) | The Jittery Goat
  13. Procrastination Insults My Intelligence | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  14. The biggest appointment | MC’s Whispers
  15. pressure | yi-ching lin photography
  16. DP Daily Prompt: The Heat is On | Sabethville
  17. Cops | Views Splash!
  18. the pressure is the same | y
  19. Men | Hope* the happy hugger
  20. One Crazy Mom » The Heat Is On
  21. Student hurrying to catch the bus (Daily Prompt: “The Heat Is On, Show Us Pressure”) | Photo0pal Photography
  22. I’ll start tomorrow. | Attempted Human Relations and Self
  23. DAILY PROMPT: Pressure | cockatooscreeching
  24. Life Confusions
  25. Daily Prompt: The Heat is On- Perspective of Medical Student | Journeyman
  26. Daily Prompt: Pressure | Captured By Kylie Photography
  27. The heat is on – turned down to low! | Sue’s Trifles
  28. Pressure | The scribbles in the margin
  29. Pressure Points and Implosions | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  30. 400 Pound Burden | Rima Hassan
  31. Live and Don’t Learn | Bright Tuesday
  32. The Luck of the Irish | In Harmony
  33. Daily Prompt: The Heat Is On |
  34. Today’s To-Do List for the workplace: Don’t do the following if you want to survive « psychologistmimi
  35. Daily Prompt: The Heat is On-Pressure | A Day In The Life
  36. I’m blessed with a system on revolt. | thoughtsofrkh
  37. In Preperation | Flowers and Breezes
  38. The Heat Is On | Step Into My Head
  39. Planners vs. Procratinators | Musings | WANGSGARD
  40. Pressure | Active Army Wife
  41. 276. Under Pressure | Barely Right of Center
  42. Pressure | A picture is worth 1000 words
  43. Pressure | The Land Slide Photography
  44. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH ORDER PIZZA | SERENDIPITY
  45. Daily Prompt: The Heat is On | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  46. the heat is on | klstar2000
  47. Feeling the Pressure | L5GN
  48. Deadlines and Commitments: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out (B. Seger) | meanderedwanderings

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  10. Sounds like your new scheduling etc. works well for you – providing you with some gainful employment, the requisite challenges of learning and researching and being able to be at home and still manage your family life! Wonderful!:)

    • Yes so far it’s working out fine. Except when my son decides he doesn’t want to go to school and follows me around all morning and doesn’t let me work.

      • ah yes, there are moments like this too – but perhaps you’ll find some inspiration from him then 🙂

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