Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How Cute are You Thinking I Have Time for Personal Stuff!

I swear, if I start one more blog post talking about how I don’t have time to blog, read blogs, comment on blogs I’m just going to…

Um…

Probably do nothing because I don’t even have time to turn this car around.

And I just became an old person from the '80's. Super.

So how has your month been? Mine has been recoculously busy. But you knew that since I’ve managed to fall off the face of the blogosphere. Again. Or Still. I’m not sure which applies here. Maybe both.

Anyway, I’d obviously know how all of you are doing if I got my ass over to blogger every once in a while to read stuff. And I miss all of you. And I’m sorry I had to let something slip when work picked up. And I’m sorry that was this blog.

Because want to know a secret? I enjoy writing over here and reading about everyone’s everything far more than any of the work I’m doing right now.

Okay so it wasn’t really a secret. I guess the real secret is to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

I wished I could make money blogging and writing. And poof! After only a year of head pounding and 5 years of pushing myself to the breaking point I finally make enough to buy groceries every month. (Sometimes.)

Hooray right?

Uh, not so much. I should’ve been more clear.

What I’d really like is to be making enough that, I don’t know, I could actually live on it without having to go on the welfare or learn how to spin around a pole to financially survive.

You know, a real living wage would be nice. Like a lot of the writers I know or bloggers I read.

They’re doing it every day so I can too. Right? I can make a living blogging. Right?

Which, of course, brings me back to this blog.

As much fun as this blog is to write, as much enjoyment I get out of reading up on everyone’s lives and keeping in touch, no matter how much I love to rant and rave about whatever randomness crosses my mind there’s only one Tucker Max in the world and I ain’t him.

AKA - I’m not getting paid for this shit so spending my words over here when I could be cold pitching someone that might help me pay my bills won’t cut it.

AKA – Client work has to come first.

AKA – I love my job but I’m not doing what I really love for my job right now.

AKA – Lots of things have changed and I have to roll with it.

I feel the Catch-22 actively happening every day where I’m standing on the edge of some kind of career success but then I miss my old life where I could write over here and keep up with everyone but then I realize doing that didn’t pay the bills but then I remember how fun it is to write on this blog all the time.

And I spin out of control until I convince myself I should just focus on this for another 6 years without being able to support my family.

And that’s usually when I pull myself back, don’t let myself pursue my career ambitions and allow myself to fail so I can blame it on a million other things than my own fear of success.

But this time I’m not going to do that.

This time I’m going to let all of this fade away if necessary so I can push forward. If I find there’s time (like this morning) I’ll pop in and write a little something. (Not a bunch of crap about how I don’t have time to write/read here anymore, that stops now.)

But if I find that client work is eating up all of my time I’m not going to stress if you all take me off your reading lists, stop connecting and tell me to pound sand…

“You want us to read you and you can’t even read us? Uh, suck it, Jenn.”

Because life has changed. A lot. Things that used to be important can’t be important in the same ways anymore. Things that used to suck my time and energy have had to fall off the back end no matter how much fun I had doing them. Because I have to be responsible for my business ventures.

And right now my business is growing.

It needs water and love and attention and all that other crap that I’m usually not very good at but have to learn how to do.

So I’m not shutting this blog down or anything but don’t be surprised if my writing here is sporadic at best over the next 6-12 months.

If you want to stay in touch you can follow me on twitter.


Or feel free to friend me on Facebook because, although teens have decided the site is so last decade, I’m apparently getting closer to their target age demographic every day.

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7 comments:

Chris said...

Lol Jenn, I would never tell you to "suck it" for not finding time to read my blog (and I'm not dropping you from my feed, either) Totally understand that work comes first no matter how tedious it might be. I'll miss reading your random thoughts though; I so wished I could share that Sox WS win with ya! OMG did that seriously happen?

I'm not on Twitter and I deleted my Facebook account last year (I just signed up for Tumblr a few weeks ago. it keeps me young.) My wife is on FB though, I can have ask her to add you if that's ok?

Hope your freelancing continues to grow so you can start earning decent money. Wouldn't want to see you resort to pole dancing (or would i? :-D )

Judi FitzPatrick said...

No problem, do what you must, we will still be here when you surface every now and then. No law says you must blog constantly!
Love you, Mum
P.S. Don't think I want to see you pole dancing, unless it's a fitness class! ;-)

Launna said...

I would never take you off my list... I'll read your posts whenever... work and family come first... I'll friend you on FB ;-)

Karen said...

Keep pluggin' away, Jenn... someday... someday :)

Julie said...

I totally get it. Go you! Hang in there. :)

Suldog said...

Jenn - I couldn't possibly be more empathetic. Same boat, sometimes feeling as though I'm rowing in circles. Keep at it. We'll both make the rent someday :-)

Almost Precious said...

Relax Jenn, most of us "Get It" and those that don't , well they probably aren't worth counting.
I've been really negligent regarding blogging myself and though I'm embarrassed that I can't seem to find the time to visit many of the blogs that I follow I'm getting to the point where I no longer feel a need to apologize for it. Hey that's one of the perks of getting to be an old lady . . . this Dec. I' turn 68 and I still have a bucket full of dreams that are unfulfilled but I'm not giving up on them. :)