This past week I travelled to my parentâ€™s cottage in Turkey Point for a much-needed vacation.Â I had every intention of taking a break from work, however things changed the first morning. I received a phone call from a new, potential client who had an urgent situation and needed a very quick turnaround time.Â Fortunately, I had brought my laptop with me just in case so I had them send me their information so I could take a look.
After evaluating the information that was provided, I decided to take on the job. The one issue that I knew I would have to overcome was a lack of WiFi at the cottage. I first thought that I could drive to a Tim Hortons in Simcoe which is 20 minutes away to use their free WiFi but later, I was communicating with my social media manager via messenger and he suggested turning my cell phone into a hotspot. I totally forgot I could do this and it was a huge timesaver.
My game plan was to work on the project during my youngest daughterâ€™s nap time and then again in the evening if needed. My parents were very supportive and were willing to help keep my other daughter occupied so that I could get my work done.
This was quite a different approach for me as I typically like to have a face-to-face meeting before accepting an engagement. However, I was able to meet their deadline working remotely and was able enjoy the rest of my vacation knowing that I was able to really help someone in a pinch.
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