Yes, yes fearless friends I am still here. No fear. I have been mega busy and frankly when I did have time to blog, I didn’t feel like it. Sorry. You deserve honesty lol.
What HAVE I been up to?
- School is going well. I am almost at the magical 18 credit hour point of my Master’s where I can start contacting colleges to start teaching. Which makes me nervous (which is good) and I kind of get all nauseous and throwy-uppy when I think of it. This has been my goal for ever and it is finally obtainable, and it is almost surreal. Like if I get to close and touch it, it will dissolve in my hands. Just a visualization. Now don’t get me wrong, the prospect also excites me to my core, but again, nervous. Anxious. But ready. I am so done with school work. I am ready to just start teaching. Just want to get in there and do it. I was on a campus of a local community college, and I instantly felt at home. I don’t know what it is, but I had this overwhelming feeling of, “oh, there you are.” Just really, really excited.
- Girls are good. Big. Busy. Ellery is getting bigger so much faster than Caelan did, it seemed. I guess that comes from not spending the majority of her infancy in the ped’s office and going to specialists…. It is so amazing to have a baby who is growing as she should, doing as she should and thriving. God answered our prayers for a happy, healthy baby who loves to eat. That’s for sure.
- Business is going well. No complaints. Have a nice little team of amazing ladies alongside me, and we are just working it so it works for us. Doing what I love and loving what I do.
I need to start setting aside time to write again. When I actually DO it and make it a priority, I am pretty darn good at it and I need to carve out time and make it a priority. But right now with two very active little ones, I am just struggling carving out time to sleep, work, learn and live. I have been really, really considering looking into any local writer’s guilds, but I don’t know where I’d start and frankly if I would have time for it. I don’t even have time to go to the YMCA, which we joined (which I need to get back into, because weight watchers is working diet wise, but the number hasn’t moved, which means I need to start moving!!). So, these are things I think about. I have learned that I can only be an effective and reduced-stress mommy if I start doing more for myself (gotta take care of me before I can take care of others, right?) and making my interests a priority. It’s not like I am going to go rock climbing or anything extreme (hell I even take the girls with me to get my hair done. I literally don’t have Mommy Time. To be fair, Shawn doesn’t have Daddy Time either, so we both need to work on it for ourselves). Just need to figure out how to set aside writing time.
Which takes me to my need for an office. A real-life office. Currently my desk and work space is in the dining room. Which is fine. Except, well, I still don’t get much done there because it is still Grand Central Station. Once Ellery is old enough to share a room with Caelan, she is moving over and I get the nursery as an office. Woohoo. Not saying I want her to grow up quickly, but I am ready for an office lol.
Just discovered that The Invention of Lying is on and I am in love with Ricky Gervais. I must leave now. Have a good night!!