You may be coming here today to read my weekly Clock Rewinders post, so I’m sorry to disappoint you! I actually had a bit of a break today — it’s Friday — and decided to write this up.
I know when I say “A Personal Post” you might be thinking that it’s a medical issue, or an “I’m stopping blogging!” thing, but it’s neither of those. You can stop worrying!
For the past two years (roughly) I haven’t been working. I had left my job because I wasn’t happy and decided to spend some time figuring out who I was and planned to eventually find a job doing something that I actually really liked. Lucky for me, I got that job. It’s a relief position with my local library, which means that my hours could be small in one week, or they could be crazy in another. I have NO idea what my hours are like, so I pretty much told myself I would take whatever is available. I really like the job and the people who work there, I like having the extra money, and it’s pretty nice to be out of the house doing something I enjoy so much. I feel so lucky to have gotten this position and I want to learn as much as I can.
This past week has been a crazy week. I worked lots, had a staff meeting, and was just busy, busy, busy. I barely read this week — though I did try to get through a couple books — and barely spent any time writing. This weekend I work the entire weekend. My husband is off work, so I plan to spent free time with him. The weird thing is that, even though I love blogging and reading, when I have some time, I’ve been picking up my ukulele, or just laying down and closing my eyes. I don’t feel the urge to go through book after book because when I try that, my eyes get so tired. I also like to try and get away from technology, so I nix the computer.
I am exhausted.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m loving what I’m doing. The point of me telling you all of this is that I’m really not sure what’s going to happen with my blogging in the coming months. I’ve been cutting back a lot with my scheduling and posting, and it may get cut back even more. I may even drop a few features. I don’t want to get to where I was in May when I took a month off of blogging because I was burnt out, so I don’t want to overload myself until I get to that point. When I had lots of free time during the week, it was easy to spend a ton of time blogging, reading, and writing reviews, but now that I’m doing other things that I love, I just can’t spend so much time. I also work varying hours, so I like to spend time with my husband when I’m home. I mean, I kind of like the guy.
I guess you could say that this post is a bit of a warning. I will try to get to my Google Reader to catch up on blogs, I’ll try to be on Twitter sometimes, and I’ll try to work on blogging when I can. I have posts scheduled, but eventually I will catch up to what I have scheduled and will probably fly by the seat of my pants to post when I can. I apologize. I love all of my readers and you guys are supremely awesome and supportive, but I really want to focus on work, my family, and maybe get a good night’s sleep in the process. Maybe one day I’ll totally get the hang of things, but if there are days on end where you don’t see me, this is probably why.
Of course, the wonderful thing about working in a library is that I feel like I should be reading, so I still plan to do plenty of it. I have so many beautiful books around me every single day, whether I’m at home or at work, and I feel so thankful to have all of these words that I can consume for days on end.
As far as my writing goes, I do really enjoy NaNoWriMo and will try to get to 50,000 words, but by the end of the day when I come home and can barely keep my eyes open, I don’t want to force the words out just to get words written down. It’s not fair to my characters.
Anyway, this is just a bit of an apology post for things that may come.
If you’ve read this far, I could give you a bit of an update on my week:
1. I’m currently reading two books: Flip this Zombie by Jesse Petersen and How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Both are really good. I’ve been such a slow reader lately, so hopefully I can find more reading time in my days.
2. I bought an iPad this week. It’s shiny and new. I haven’t had a chance to really spend time with it (and I have a knack for forgetting all my passwords, so it’s been a joy to set up).
3. I worked a ton this week and am finally starting to feel really confident about my position at the library. Also, we’re expanding and it’s going to look so beautiful when it’s done.
4. I’ve been playing music a lot this week since it really relieves my stress. I *almost* bought a new ukulele (a baby uke) the other day, but decided to wait and maybe learn a few more chords on my current ukulele (which is still pretty darn new itself).
5. I’ve been eating egg sandwiches all week for lunch and have been adding curry to them. Today there was a weird smell in the house and I’m pretty sure it’s the curry. I think it’s time to just add paprika to the sandwiches so I don’t go through so many candles.
6. I spent a day this week changing my address. This was a PAIN IN THE BUTT and I do not recommend it to anyone. We didn’t move, but Canada Post decided to change things so it would be easier for them. This did not make it easier on us.
7. Even though I’m not caught up on my Google Reader or my reading, I have been keeping up with my games on my iPod. Go figure.
And now, if you’ve made it to the end of this, you’re a rock star.
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