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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oh HAI blog

So it's been more than a year since I posted on my own blog. That's...that's...a long time?

Blogging isn't dead, it's just that I blog for other people now instead of for myself. Only now it's called "content" and I get actually paid to write, as opposed to this, which I do for the love. Or for the pain. Or when I am bored.

But it turns out I am not bored, and wasn't bored for the 6 years after I left my office job for the greener, free and cloudless pastures of self-employment. Working around the clock, day and night, weekends, never taking a holiday, precludes boredom; it is the opposite of boredom. And then, one day, late last year, I started slipping down a hole of exhaustion and had the ganas to change. Working mostly from home is wonderful, and there is also never a break. And the pressure you feel when if you don't work you don't bring home utility payments, it was a lot.

So I said BYE to all that and got a new job. This new job was written for me, doing what I love, with cool people, and for cool software product. It's kind of amazing. They brought me on to launch a product, build a community, and content strategy for customer marketing. I got bored writing that so we'll cease this recap and move on to the more important things...

Like...

How has your style evolved in the past years? More yoga pants? Less boot-cut jeans? I'm going for modern with an edge of sport lately. It's important that you know this for no good reason. Old Navy black medium rise rockstar skinnies with 77% cotton, 21% poly, 2% lycra are life.

What do you love at Costco right now?

The most important question I was asked in my job interview was, "What shows are you watching right now?" and then I was like, "You are my people. I will work here. I will accept this rose." What are you watching on TV? Do you miss Trading Spaces? I feel so bad for Cat Deeley and the So You Think You Can Dance crew with this kids edition that I can't even watch the show. My DVR is at 89% and I am severely behind on all my stories. I'm for sure going to watch that NOVA special on Petra. No one erase it.

I want to remodel my house which also terrifies me. The horror stories! The money! I will be crippled by faucet indecision and existential lighting crises.

The kids are fine, thanks for asking, they are giants who barely love me and are way too tall.

Remember blogging, guys?



7 comments:

Emily said...

Yay! I'm glad you're back!

My style is basically skinny jeans with a comfy tee. Maybe a dressier top if going out. Some days I don't make it out of my workout clothes and that's okay too.

Love the jalapeno Greek yogurt dip at Costco. Divine pairs with diced sweet peppers and avocado atop those yummy pita rounds (also from Costco).

Don't watch much though I'd like to watch more. Elementary is still high on the list along with Shark Tank and The Profit. I figure if I watch enough of those entrepreneurial shows, I'll experience a light-bulb moment.

So happy you're loving you're job. Sounds perfect. And the perfect time to start a remodel. I hear they're loads of fun.

Fig said...

I've cycled back around to menswear-inspired basics in neutral colors with red accents (always red), which is my baseline. It's where I land after experimental phases.

TV fell out of my life when reading fell back in this year. I can really only do one of the other. I'm back into movies again, too, though. Did you see The Big Short?

Aussie Bites and organic lentil soup. The sliced Havarti for sandwiches is a favorite. Beau is super into the fruit leather. My kids are into macaroni and cheese like always.

Bring me in for cabinetry consulting. I have learned some stuff about what you DON'T do (white cabinets if you can't afford to get a top quality carpenter putting hard enamel over the paint) and what you DO do (Modwalls subway tile for backsplash, they make their own sparkly gel-grout and it's gorgeous).

Kacy Faulconer said...

I remember blogging.

Lisa said...

Hahahaha! Sigh. Blog -what?

luckymartini said...

Aaah, yes. Yes. I'm wearing leggings and a tunic jobby again today. I didn't get a chance in the 80s,so it feels right. A good cracker,schmeared with goat cheese and drizzled with that basil pesto. Mmmmm. Give me one more.

luckymartini said...

Aaah, yes. Yes. I'm wearing leggings and a tunic jobby again today. I didn't get a chance in the 80s,so it feels right. A good cracker,schmeared with goat cheese and drizzled with that basil pesto. Mmmmm. Give me one more.

{natalie} said...

jeans, white v neck and converse.

we have been hooked on the Americans lately.

every time I think of leaving the big C I come back to the fact that they pay me well and I don't have think about work until the next time I clock in. It might be a small price to pay for my soul being sucked out of me but that is yet to be determined.