Friday, February 19, 2010
Can I apologize again for disappearing for so long? It seems like it wasn’t that long ago I apologized for the same thing.
Not including all the time I spent with my little guy, this year hasn’t been that great.
I don’t think I have worked a full week since the new year began.
First there was a sinus infection (awful. I sympathize with those who get them regularly), then there was the accident and the whole insurance company, buying a new car thing and then my computer died (I can’t blame that on not coming to work but rather why I am not writing) and then I had strep throat.
I can’t even blame my sicknesses on the little guy. Touch wood, he has been fairly healthy since December.
My mom blames it on being run down and not getting enough sleep. She may be right but I think it has more to do with stress.
I never thought the words ‘working mom’ would be uttered out of my mouth. I never had any intention of returning to the workforce after our little guy was born and I am a disappointed I am still working outside the home.
A stay-at-home mom is the ideal job for me.
But here I am, plugging away.
I have tried to create make-work projects to get me out of the slump I am currently in but the ideas were snuffed out – after, of course, all the work was done and I had reporters and experts excited.
Instead, I am doing the same thing I did leading up to my year of maternity leave. And while I love the work, I am a little bored.
I love to be so busy I am jumping from one task to another without being able to breathe. This is not happening currently.
So my working life goal is to doing more writing, assigning more challenging stories and picking up any extra jobs that come along.
I hope I have turned a corner and the rest of 2010 is blog-filled and healthy, which is also my wish for you.