That moment you get a new job after telling people in the interview that you’re great at multi-tasking, prioritizing important projects, and handling a huge workload.
And that other moment when you start the job, and three weeks in, they’re giving you all of the work.
Like, ALL OF THE WORK. Or at least it seems that way. And even when you have projects that are priority, you’re getting random emails from team leads like “Oh hey, can you do this real quick, it should take an hour.”
Which hey, you know, it’s cool! Because they told me they liked my work and have all these plans for me, so I can totally handle this, right?
This post was brought to you by the letter T, for TIRED AS HELL.
It’s like…no matter what you do or what you say, sometimes you can’t convince people that despite all the bumps and bruises you’ve sustained along the way, you’re living your life exactly the way you planned to.
So, if you recall, some days ago I posted a list of goals I had for this blog. One of them was to use this as a platform to start sharing my writing in the hopes of maybe publishing a novel someday if I’m good enough or if people actually want to read it maybe? Anyway! I created a page where additional excerpts and chapters for the untitled writing project will go right here.
If you wanna, please take the time to read it and comment on it. I kind of just write from the heart, edit later, and hope for the best. If you think I should quit while I’m ahead, tell me. I probably won’t, because my haters are my greatest motivators, but don’t be afraid to be honest with me.
Blogging 201 has started, woo hoo! How much did I fail to finish off 101 on time? Majorly. How much better do I want to do this time around? SO MUCH. But holy crap, so many new things have been developing in my life in the last month and it’s become hard to focus my attention on just this. I then get bogged down with shame feelings because I want to have an awesome and successful blog, but I’m not doing the work to get it done. Unfortunately, this isn’t like college where I could like…not study until the last-minute, then somehow still crank out a B+ paper. This is the internet. It’s like, seriously life-changing, you know?
Two posts in one day, OMGEE. I was nominated by my fellow blogger, Karolyn over at The Eleventh Letter for this award and…-sniff- you like me, you really like me! I’m excited and happy to be getting nominated for something like this because I love the kind of communities you can create and grow on the interwebs. And Karolyn is one girl I can’t wait to get to know better. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s thoughtful and brave and clearly comes from good stock and you guys should really take some time to read her blog. DO IT.
These are the rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. Put the Award logo on your blog. Answer the ten questions sent to you. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. Nominate seven blogs.
For those of you that followed and have been reading this blog before 2015, I’ve started this class called Blogging 101 offered by WordPress. Basically, it’s a session that aims to give me focus with my writing as a means of discovering my voice, and making my blog appealing in the process. So, any post you see tagged with “Blogging 101” is for that purpose. But hell, it could be informative or entertaining for you guys to read as well, so do what you feel.
For those that followed me because of Blogging 101, hey again! Let’s talk music, k?
Just before you start freaking out that this is some sort of existential, watch me try to find myself through the written word kind of post, it isn’t. I figured that 4 posts deep, I should let everyone know why I’m doing this blogging thing. Continue reading Why Am I Here?→