If you’re wondering how long it’s been since I was on here and posted, it’s been too long. 1 year, 5 months, and 1 day, to be exact, according to Date Difference calculator.
So what was that all about, you ask?
It’s amazing how little things can get a plan completely off-track. And it also speaks to my failure to properly steward my time.
A part-time job was supposed to give me time for writing (while keeping me fed!) and several things evolved making that really difficult. The first was getting up early to go to work. I am not pleasant to be around at 6 a.m. Or earlier depending on the weather. My smile doesn’t even wake up before 9 a.m. (Not good when working with the public.) My internal chronometer works best waking up on its own and I was seriously unable to get up on my own at such an early time.
Secondly, the powers that be kept trying to add more time to my schedule. Going from 20 to 28 hours played havoc with my desire to write when I got home. Then, it was another bump up to keep the insurance. The job turned negative and nightmarish.
Even though I had been diligently writing at night while holding down the part time job or PTJ, I slowly slid into a funk. I needed a radical shift in my life and quite honestly because it didn’t look like I was going where I wanted to go, as fast as I wanted to get there. Cocktails alleviated some of that stress. And then it added another set of problems. What was I supposed to do?
I needed a radical change of scenery. I took a leap of faith and was hired by a different company with later hours and a schedule that we agreed on. Four months later, I landed another part-time gig writing for a website developer. I was gaining traction again.
Over the last year, I took up ghostwriting in addition to my own writing. I managed to finish my first ghostwriting project and my third short story at the same time. With all that’s going on, I’m learning new things. Cocktails have disappeared off the menu. And I have new de-stress techniques that work even better.
And the truth is, I missed you guys. Life is exciting again and I can’t wait to share with you, all the new things I’ve discovered. So, if you forgive me, hop in the car and let’s see what lies ahead!
P.S. here’s the link for figuring out how much time is between dates click here.