Hello Friends…it’s been a minute since our last visit. If we were having coffee today, June 27th, I’d invite you to come sit on the patio with me and tell you how I’ve missed you. Come have some of these arancini I made. We have a lot of catching up to do.
I would begin our visit with an apology. I am really struggling with my work-life balance. Although I enjoy my recruiting job, I often work very long hours and my brain is fried by the end of the day. I have to say, I do love talking with people from all over the country. That’s my favorite part of my work. The accompanying paperwork can be a challenge because it is time-consuming, but it is what it is. I’m still trying to find a way to make writing a priority and am determined to find a way to make that happen again. It’s one of the things that gives me pure joy.
This is the first time in my career that I’m spending the summer working. How I miss my teaching days! There is nothing like the satisfaction you gain from working with students one on one. I don’t miss everything about teaching, but I do miss my students. However, the transition from Education to Corporate work is not as difficult as I’d anticipated and I do try to spend time outside each day.
I enjoyed a quick getaway to Maine a few weeks ago. We went to a lovely little cabin nestled deep in the woods and had a chance to visit Moosehead Lake. While we were there, we went into a bookstore and met the proprietor. He was an 83-year-old man who told us about a great lunch spot and the best spot to get a view of the lake. We even saw a moose on the drive back to the cabin. If we were having coffee together today, I’d ask you if you’ve done any traveling this summer. We seem to be coming through the other end of the pandemic and I know many people are once again taking vacations.
My production in terms of writing has hit an all-time low. I wrote something the other day but am not quite ready to post it. I’m definitely in a funk. I’ve been focusing more on writing another novel than poetry, but I realized this morning that I need the creative outlet poetry provides. I think my hiatus from writing is part of the reason I feel so stuck. Time to get back in the groove. I will be helping out at Go Dog Go Café next month and still need to finish an interview I was asked to do a while back. I’ve outlined some goals that I want to hit in the next six months and between getting my blog posts back on track and completing my latest writing project, I think checking off each item on that list of goals will be good medicine. What are you working on these days?
I’m off to work on some posts for the week. Thank you for stopping by! It’s been too long.
Until next time…
I know how you feel. My writing has been sluggish as well; in the case of my first book’s sequel, I’ve had to set it aside for a bit, and I’ve been distracted by other work-life things too.
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The work-life balance isn’t always so balanced. 😒
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