i did that thing yesterday where i start writing a post, save it as a draft, and then never get back to finishing it. whoops.
i have been so incredibly unfocused the last few days with all of the irons on the fire. nima and i are really pushing the gym thing lately and working out at least two hours a day so we are in good shape when we hit the beaches on our trip. on top of that, i have three different photo jobs to edit right now and very little time left to finish the edits before i leave. i will have to work late tonight to get a head start. and of course i am finally starting to realize the magnitude of the challenges associated with bringing a drone into thailand and vietnam. i have found the resources i need to make sure i don’t get my drone confiscated at the airports (i don’t know how significant this risk actually is and that in and of itself is troubling). and of course as if that wasn’t enough to deal with, shanima and i are in the process of getting preapproved for mortgages and establishing contact with buyers’ agents so that we can dive into the house hunt headfirst when we get back from out trip in august
all of these challenges are surmountable, but it will require that i be ultra focused and organized with how i tackle them. i was hoping to get a head start this morning after early shift but i had to pick up a prescription from the pharmacy and that took precedence.
so here is my plan.
clear off hard drive so i have full capacity on my laptop for travel
clear google drive and google photos of unneeded files for maximum storage and backup capacity
contact drone fixers in vietnam and thailand and figure out their rates
fill out and submit paperwork to thai authorities to allow my drone to enter the country there.
work on finding the correct contact in vietnam to do the same
upload and run initial edits on two photo jobs
reach out to the third client and ask them to resend the photos they want me to edit because i replaced my phone and lost the messages that they sent with those pictures
run photoshop edits on third client’s photos during breakfast, and send photos to the other two after a final checkup
continue drive optimization if not finished
go to the gym
order last of the supplies we need from amazon
open house viewing
assemble video clips for wedding video and run preliminary trims for a full edit sunday
work on video edit during breakfast
continue drive optimization if still not finished
go to the gym
pack my bags for the trip
go to sushi with shanima
help with cooking
get passport-sized photos taken for vietnam visa on arrival
continue working on drone issues
work on wedding video with any extra time i have
i am imagining that i won’t finish the wedding video edits this weekend, but i am sure going to try. i would like to go into this week with no photo editing or video editing work to finish so that i have no distractions from travel prep.
already, after laying all of this out in writing, i am feeling much less anxious about the load of things to do on my plate. thank you, blog.