Back in the Saddle Again

by Ginger on September 12, 2011

in Blogging & Social Media

See, the problem with me not writing here every day is that the more I don’t write, the harder it is for me to return to writing. If that makes sense.

So yeah, I’ve been a little MIA from my normal obsessive posting. I had the sinus thing, and then my mom was in town, and then Jackson’s birthday, and then a massive power outage (did you guys hear about that? One guy in Arizona trips something and 5 million + people in Southern California/Arizona/Mexico are without power. Fun times). So, you know, it’s not like there haven’t been reasons.

Then there’s work. Work has been royally kicking my ass these days. Since my promotion, I’ve been treading water, trying to get everything done that I need to get done. The reality of my promotion wasn’t really apparent to anyone until I got into it and started getting my hands dirty. I’d say that it’s about triple the amount of work and a good 10 times the amount of managerial headache that anyone was anticipating. On top of the rest of my job, which also blew up in scope about 5 days after my promotion. I’m vacillating between complete and utter freakout over the workload, being a whirling dervish as I try to accomplish the work of 4 people at once, and shaking my head as things don’t get done (see also: 1 person, doing the work of 4). I don’t like really any of those states of being. But I’m doing my best each day, so that’s all I can do, right?

So I fly through work, and then I come home and my brain is still all worked up over work, and by the time I decompress enough to write…it’s 11:30 and I need to go to bed. I think I just need to have a beer earlier in the night to help me unwind faster. Or that’s what I’m saying.

BUT, I need to get back to writing. I feel more grounded when I write here often–even if it’s a nothing kind of post, just the act of coming into wordpress and typing words makes me feel more centered. Weird though that might be to some people. So expect to see me back in the swing of things starting….NOW.

So what have you been up to?


Elizabeth September 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

It sounds like the promotion was a mixed blessing. I hope things settle for you soon. I’m glad to see you back!

Maria September 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I think it’s moments like these, the ones that you look back on, that you realise you’re happy and everything is wonderful. It’s so much better to be doing the work of 4 people than not to be working at all.

I always used to complain in my job about how it ate up every spare second of my life. But these past few months when I was unemployed I realised I was at my happiest then. In that job, in which I worked 14 hours days, 7 days a week. And I loved it!

But yeah, so good to see you back on here!

Maria xx

Kate September 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I’ve missed you – so happy to see that you’re back. I feel the same way about writing – it’s what keeps me grounded and when I don’t keep up with it, I miss it terribly. We’ve been busy and I’m still mentally preparing myself for the arrival of this little on in 3 to 4 weeks…. oi vei!

Megan September 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Yikes! That sounds like a crazy workload. But, if anyone can handle it, it’s definitely YOU. 🙂

I’m ridiculous about posting regularly anyway, but this move is just making it that much harder. Maybe next month will be better.

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