Saturday, March 3, 2012

Detoxing

I love my new job, my coworkers, my office, the benefits and my childcare! I am in the honeymoon phase and flying high on the newness and excitement of it all. 

The only complaint I have is that I have to let my active blogging and social media go. I thought I could keep it up in between the busyness of life, but it honestly seems impossible right now. So there go the last of my hopes of becoming a professional blogger. I'm a hobbyist for life!

What I've learned the past year off unemployment is that if you're going to be a serious blogger, you need to be able to dedicate a lot of time into writing, promoting and networking. I didn't have time to do it when I was home with my three kids and I don't have time to do it now while I'm at work. I'm baffled that other moms have time to do it all in addition to being what appears to be super moms and Suzy Homemakers. 

Bitter? Moi? Maybe a little. Blogging is so therapeutic for me though. I don't want to give it up completely. I have such joy from the process. I don't care if I'm well-known in the circuit or I'm pitched by PR agencies. I don't need a bunch of free crap or tickets to events. My needs are simple and in my limited free time, I'd rather go to the gym, nap or read.

Right now, I have a vent to get off my chest and have five minutes to spare. Read between the lines of my tweets from the past hour:
  • Suspected anorexic in the house. Refuses to eat any food of substance. Scoffs at my open faced fish sandwiches. Talks about diet. 110 lbs.
  • I hate having visitors. Cooking, cleaning, talking... tick tock ..time to leave...
  •  My step MIL is so ... how do I describe? Pointed? Do people normally ask others who they're going to vote for or how much money they make?
  • If you want to annoy house guests, watch an evangelical TV show and shout hallelujah periodically.
The other nuisance is the hubs who turns into King Kong when his family visits. Groan.
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