Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's been a long time...

Wow, it's been more than two weeks since I last updated. I do believe that's the longest I've gone since I started blogging on a regular basis.

Where was I the last time we chatted? Oh yes. The job. Still great. The wedding? Almost here. Which means I will almost have time to devote to this whole blogging thing. Honestly, in the past two weeks, there have been a million things I wanted to blog about, but didn't have the time or energy after coming home from work. Add to the fact that I am not monetizing my blog yet and there is really no incentive for me to keep posting.

So there you have it.

Just to keep you up to date on everything, I'm launching a new personal site soon (once I figure out if I'm going to keep my maiden name or not) where it will be strictly journalism all the time. My new site will focus on my journey and dreams of making it big. I'll chronicle my highs and my lows for all to see. That's originally what this blog was supposed to do, but I got sidetracked and liked to throw in posts about my daughter and JHud, etc, etc.

I can't promise you any more updates within the next week or two, because I'll be on my honeymoon and Lord knows I won't even be thinking about this here blog. :)

So take care of yourselves until next time. Peace.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It's time for an update...

I really like my job.

And that's a relief.

When I discovered I would be working for a non-profit company in its public relations department, I was a little nervous. I don't know much about PR, except for that week in Media Writing when they taught us the basics of a press release. I don't know much about the non-profit world, although I've always been interested in learning more.

Turns out, I shouldn't have worried. My main job this summer is to assist with the redesign of the website. Once it's up and running, I'll link the URL.

So I've been meeting with department heads, trying to determine exactly what they want their sections to say. It's been interesting. I'm learning a lot, trying to absorb as much as I can.

This definitely wouldn't have been my first choice if you asked me where I was going to be working after graduation. I wanted a magazine job - period. No ifs, ands or butts. Magazine or unemployment. I wasn't trying to consider other options.

But this job is making it hard for me to miss magazines that much. I know this job is only temporary (through September), and I'm confident I'll land at a magazine then, but for now, my job is heaven. My supervisors all have children and the company is so family friendly it's ridiculous. They're letting me work from home some of the time, since they know I have a young daughter and a crazy hour and a half commute to and from work every day.

All in all, it's looking like a great summer. Graduation, wedding, honeymoon (VEGAS, BABY!). I couldn't ask for more.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Random thoughts from a soon-to-be college graduate...

* Sometimes I wonder if I'm prepared for life after graduation. I like my current position, but like my friend Courtney said, I like knowing how my life is going to be mapped out for the next 15 weeks. I like the security of having a set schedule that I designed. I've been struggling with the change to work, but I think I'm getting the hang out it. Time will tell on how well I do...

*With my graduation, daughter's christening, wedding, etc, coming up within the next 30 days (can someone please tell me why I thought having all these life events at one time was a good idea??) I feel like I'm running in circles some days. I really can't wait for my honeymoon, so I can just kick back and relax. Lord only knows the next time I'll be able to do that.

*I have a serious junk-food habit that I need to kick. The hubby brought home some Swiss Cake Rolls and I immediately wanted to eat the whole box, even though I know I always feel like crap afterward. But my wedding is motivation for me to leave the junk alone! I even have pictures of thin brides all over my kitchen. (Although honestly, I don't even see them anymore and look right past them when reaching for the fattening

*I've been considering quitting blogging just because I honestly don't have the time to devote to it like I should. If I do something, I don't want to do it half-assed. I want it to be the best. I want to be able to post every day, not just throwing something up there like I've been doing this week. But I'm not sure yet. Maybe after the wedding my life will calm down a bit and I can continue. But if not, I'll be sure to let you know!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Quick Updates....

I started working last week (if you couldn't tell by my lack of posts). Things are good there. I'm really enjoying it. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm - I just sat in bumper to bumper traffic for far too long. Hello, adulthood.

I graduate on Saturday. Hooray for me!

My daughter gets christened on Sunday! Hooray for her!

That's about all now...I think I have to lay down for a few...

Thursday, May 03, 2007

This article from about email addiction is possibly the story of my life. I check my email at least 10 times an hour. If you send me something, wait 10 minutes and check: I'll probably have responded by then.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Life as a single mom...

The hubby will be gone for three days this week and for the first time, I will be alone with my daughter. For three days. Alone. By myself.

Now, normally, 85 percent of my day is spent taking care of her, so I'm cool with that. But at a certain point in the day, I start anticipating when my hubby is going to walk through the door so I can hand my daughter off and then go lie down and catch my breath. So for three days, I won't have that.

Let's see how well I do.