“I don’t mind working even on weekends.”
It’s a statement I’ve used in the all the job interviews I’ve been in for the past few years. Maybe it’s my way of convincing a potential employer to hire me, to make me look hardworking, dedicated, and positively workaholic.
But the truth is, I actually enjoy working on weekends. While weekdays are filled with client calls and meetings here and there, wherein you have less time to do actual work, weekends are totally up to you. There’s no pressure to finish anything, and when you do, you’re already ahead for the week. You get to choose where you work, how quick you wanna work, or how long you’ll actually do things.
Looking ahead at 2013, it seems like I’d need to work regularly on the weekends — the year has been roughly planned out, to what will be executed this time, to what needs to trend by this time, and to what needs to sell at this point — and it’s very exciting, actually. But I’m thankful — because I’ve found a job that bridges the gap between passion and profit.
I still remember the first time I received a commendation email (http://boyinplaid.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/validation/) from a client regarding a presentation I made, and it immediately brings back that feeling of fulfillment, and I honestly try my best to replicate that response for every important presentation.
Maybe I don’t know yet where I want to be in the long run, or what my career plan is for the next 10 years, but for this year, I will work on the weekends.
Bring it on, 2013!