You can tell when you get busy in this profession – you stop posting to your favorite places. There are transcripts to produce, forms to fill out, and all of a sudden, a month has passed.
It’s amazing that we get so much accomplished in our time away from the office. Cleaning, cooking, spending time with friends – I mean, after all, we still have to produce transcripts. This job isn’t JUST working the daylight hours when you’re writing; oh, no, you still have to edit, proofread, and finalize. And let’s not forget, sleep.
One of the greatest skills a court reporter can have is the ability to manage their time well. Sometimes I feel right on the ball – and then others (more, it seems) I feel like time is managing me.
Here’s hoping that I get a better handle on it – and that you all already have a great handle on your time management and to-do lists. 🙂