After taking part in BBAW I found myself inspired. I had a lot of good ideas for my blog and I was excited to dive into writing. As it often happens life got hectic and in an unprecedented turn of events I am now looking at the very real possibility of going back to work full time. I have spent the past two weeks looking at job listings, applying for jobs and even going to a couple of interviews. I am distracted, excited and anxious about these changes I am about to make to my life. My reading has suffered and even though I have plenty of books to talk about I find myself unable to find the words.
Blogging is something that I love and so I try to keep it stress free. Sometimes it’s just not happening and this is one such time. My mind is running constantly, obsessing over jobs I’ve applied to and hope to hear back from. I cannot quiet it down enough so that reading is a possibility. In turn, this lack of reading stresses me out as well. I miss my books. I am in the middle of Six of Crows which I am loving so far. I hope to pick it up again this weekend and get the ball rolling.
The prospect of going back to work got me thinking about how I will balance work, home, and books once I find myself employed. Of course I know that having a job doesn’t mean you can’t read but it’s been so long since I didn’t have all the time in the world that it scares me a little to think that going back to work means I will no longer be spending Wednesday afternoons at the library. The established routines around my reading habits will change.
My prediction is that it will take me a couple of months to find my groove. Perhaps it will take longer. I did not know when I would go back to work. I knew that I wanted to, eventually, but the timeline was fluid. The time feels right and so I am going with that. There is a lot to figure out and extra expenses to consider (enrolling Diego full-time at his preschool and getting an additional car for me) but things are happening. I’ve actually been taking steps which means that this isn’t theoretical. This is happening. Change is coming!
I totally understand. I find myself in the middle of trying for a job change, and it really messes with my mojo…blogging and reading. I wish you the best in this journey and I hope it doesn’t take long to find your routines.
Thank you! It will work out for both of us. It’s the getting to the working out that sucks haha. It’s funny how just sending out resumes has me so distracted. I managed to read last night and that has me feeling pretty good.
It sounds like you have a ton going on! I really sympathize. There have definitely been times in my life when I’ve had to take a bit of a break from blogging to accommodate hectic weeks. So take your time finding a groove! We’ll still be here when you get sorted out.
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