Over this last weekend I have been working hard on Filming Florida and planning for my upcoming start in January. I quickly realized that I am going to become a master juggler as I work on this project. There is so much to do and since it is just me, I am constantly working on different aspects of the project. Just this weekend, I spent time working on a fundraising strategy, initial startup budgets, technicals for the Daily Species, sourcing parts and pieces of various photographic kits, web design and planning, and a few other things. Having so much to do is a bit overwhelming but exciting as well.
I am finding that if I can focus on one piece of the project at a time, when my mind gets tired or burnt out on that subject, I can move to a totally different subject and be able to continue working. For example, yesterday I spent about 6 hours staring at spreadsheets dealing with budgets as well as complete lists of vertebrate species found in Florida. When my eyes started going cross-eyed after staring at the grids and small text of these massive spreadsheets, I was able to move to a different task, sourcing fish tanks and butterfly nets, which engaged a different part of my brain and allowed me to keep working. There may be a lot for me to do on this project but at least it is a diverse range of things so moving between tasks results in a refreshing change of pace or thought.