Be flexible. Keep track of what projects you have and signed up for, and be ready to push them aside to firefight when things inevitably come up. At the same time, don’t let the day-to-day completely swallow up your longer-running tasks. Focused 30 minute meetings every week can keep a project alive when it would otherwise be swept under the rug. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and ask why things are done the way they are.