All Work and No Play Makes Pipsqueak something, something…

Posted: July 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hello, my lovelies!

For the past five months, I’ve wanted to blog so many times and on so many different subjects. Why I have not been blogging has not been a topic I wanted to pursue, but I think it would be weird to just start talking again like there had been no interruption. So here’s a breakdown of the past few months for me:

1. The company I worked for went through massive layoffs. I avoided the chopping block, but about three-quarters of my department did not. And these layoffs were not, in my opinion, either necessary or fully ethical, so . . .

2. I got a new job. This is where my time went for the first three months. A little background: I graduated college in December 2008, right around the time the economy decided to jump off a cliff. It took me a full year to find full-time employment commensurate with my education. (I know. I was one of the lucky ones.) As you can imagine, I was more than a little anxious about job hunting again, but at least I had an income this time. I hit the digital bricks every night and had two “doctor’s appointments,” one of which resulted in the sweet gig I have now that also has me writing as part of my job. But I also felt just a little guilty leaving my former colleagues in the lurch.

3. So I’ve been contracting on the side to help them get their projects done and possibly keep their jobs too. That means my work weeks are often somewhere between 60 and 70 hours long. Between looking for a job, getting a job, and then getting a contracting job, I haven’t even picked up a book to read let alone had the time (or brain power) to write a damn word since January.

4. Aaaand, I bought a house. That’s right, bitches. I’m a homeowner now! The husband man read about China buying up US debt back in February/March and said we’d miss out on the great interest rates if we didn’t hurry up and get a house now. The day we locked in our wicked low interest rate for a house, the market went crazy. No lie. And the house we got is pretty awesome, in my opinion. Moving and doing the little projects we knew we’d have to do have been a pain in the ass, but in a good way.

And in another three weeks, my contract with my former employer will be up and I’ll be a free pipsqueak. Life will always be busy, I think, but I’d like to make sure I’m busy doing the things I really like to do, like writing to you, my darlings.

(And playing ME3. Don’t tell me anything about it! I’ll be disappointed, relieved and/or both on my own, thank you very much!)

Until then, I’m going to pick up writing to you fine folks again, though perhaps at a slower pace than I did back in the fall. I’m so excited! Are you excited? I’m excited!

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