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Oh dear.. I say that nicely. But it’s been such a busy, productive and almost surreal start to the year.

For the past month, I’ve been settling into my new job. It’s been such an eye-opener, but also a rewarding challenge.

I also decided to step outside my comfort zone and dive deep into the creative vortex - a Grad Certificate in Writing and Literature is just what I needed, apparently 😉

And if that wasn’t enough, myself and my band have said yes to what could be one of the biggest gigs of careers to date! PHEW!

Anyone out there I’d like to be my personal assistant for the next six months? Don’t all rush at once 😜

I realise now how precious time is and how much of a waste of time social media is. I was only having this discussion today with a close friend of mine.

I made mention of how much time one wastes, aimlessly scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn.

We could be doing so much more. We could be so much more. It’s one of those things; love/hate relationship. I guess you have to make it work to your advantage, plus know what your own personal technological limits are.

I do like social media. It’s fantastic. It’s a great way to keep in tough - in real time. You can make extremely important connections - in life and business. It’s also great, as a freelance artist, to really promote yourself, your work and what you’re doing.

I guess it’s just up to the individual to say ‘enough is enough’ and you have put down that phone, close that laptop and go and focus on the important things in life. And in saying that, I best go start planning my very first uni assignment! YAY! 👩🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🎓

Can you tell me some of the strategies you use, to personally manage your own social media time? I’d love to know.

Oh.. by the way.. HAPPY MARDI GRAS! 🌈🦄

Megan Sarmardin