I go through a lot of emotions about blogging. Here are just some of them —
— creepy that I’m over-sharing
— futile… Why am I doing this? Does anyone really care?
— stressed. It’s like having homework all the time.
— happy. Yes, overall, happy. I like it. I like connecting with people. I like it when someone says I’ve made them laugh. I like it when I meet someone over the internet that I never ever would have met otherwise.
So why haven’t I been blogging for months? Well, because my life has changed in a very big way.
(Drum roll) I got a job.
I have been a stay-at-home mom for 13 years and now I am back at work. Did I go back to work because I was sick and tired of cleaning the house and making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for my kids all day? No, not at all. I love being with my kids and besides, I gave up cleaning years ago. Did I go back to work because I needed to be more intellectually stimulated? Sadly, no. I’m fine watching Bubble Guppies and sitting in my pajamas all day. Well then, why?
Money. We completely, totally, epically ran out of money. I’m talking POOR, like wearing a barrel poor. Like living under a bridge poor… eating spoiled meats poor.
I will go into the details about our poorness in upcoming blogs. I can finally write about it with some perspective and humor now that we aren’t so poor anymore. By some miracle I got a job writing on a TV show. In Hollywood. Which is no where near our farm.
Now the whole family and I are commuting back and forth to Los Angeles.
… which is completely insane and challenging and fun and depressing and exciting and horrible all rolled into one big “let’s not be poor anymore” package.
So that’s where I’ve been. Don’t worry, the farm animals are fine although it’s killing me only to be able to see them on weekends. Many times I’ve thought, How can I sneak a pig onto a studio lot?
I have a lot to say about what’s been happening and even though it might be creepy, I will say it here because blogging makes me happy.
Also, I write for a great magazine called, Sonoma Family Life. They were kind enough to write a little thing about me in this month’s magazine, so if you’d like to read it, here it is! (And Melissa, you made my life seem so glamorous — thank you!)
So, that’s what is going on with me. I have to take a shower now and go to work.
Wait, WHAT?????? WTF???? OMG!!!! How did this happen????? Aaaahhhhhh!!!!!