There is a breach in my blog. I went crazy back in February and put up like four posts in two days then nothing since. Oy. It’s been partly because of laziness, which I am not gonna talk any more about now because I ran it into the ground three months ago. Go back to February to find out more about that. It’s also been because I really haven’t had anything to talk about. Which, I guess, is also partly due to laziness. Kinda suspicious how it always comes back around to that, innit?
Anyway, I finally have stuff to update, so I will do that now.
I talked about a few “going-tos” for the year Things that I wanted to do before the year was over to try and heal breaches in my life. My intention was to blog fairly regularly and give updates on my “go-tos” and write other posts that just tell stories and stuff. You know, old school blogging, eh. I haven’t followed through on that, which is in itself a failure to “go-to” as planned. Still, I can only hope to do better from here on out.
I had three “go-tos”. I was going to write, to exercise, and get a legit job. I can now report that I have made progress on two of them, with the third in sight.
On the writing front I had done very little until last week. I posted a list of idea nuggets in February but haven’t looked at them since. I did complete the May 1st writing prompt for The Front Line last week, and sent it off this afternoon, a 1,300 word story called “Catharsis”. They usually notify within two or three weeks after the 1st whether the story was accepted. I have never had one accepted, but this may be the one. We shall see.
Going forward I would like to start playing with some of the nugget ideas and see if any of those have the potential to go anywhere. Given the progress I have made/will make in my other “go-tos” perhaps this one will fall into place soon. If nothing else I will do the August 1 TFL prompt in July.
One of my Monday Madness posts in February was about going running. I don’t think I have been running since then. I was hoping to run a 5K this weekend but that is out, partly because I haven’t trained, but also because, as it turns out, Sage has a dance competition this weekend so I couldn’t have done the 5K anyway.
I have found out about a 5K in September that has its finish line on the 50 yard line of the Georgia Dome. That seems pretty cool, so I may do that one, plus the one on Thanksgiving. I am going to start running again in the mornings. That seems to be my best time to get it done. If I head out early I can do it and be home by 8:30. That works for me.
Speaking of work, that is the last “go-to” update, and it is the best one. Thanks to a couple of friends I had landed a temp gig taking pictures of Oriental rugs and uploading data about those rugs to an off-site web server. It was pretty cool work, but didn’t pay particularly well, so when another chance came I jumped at it.
The company that bought out my last job contacted me a couple of weeks ago looking for temporary help in my old department. It’s not my old job, but the duties were a part of my old job. It’s a temporary, part-time position, but it pays much better than the rug job and is a ticket back into my own field. There may be a full-time opportunity there at some point and even if there’s not, the temp gig will last for several months and give me a chance to work while I look for a full-time situation elsewhere. Oh, and the best part?
I started yesterday.
I have, sort of, my old job back. I wrote a story for the first time in more than a year. I am planning to start running in the morning before work, maybe as soon as tomorrow. Things are looking up. Life is better than it has been in a while, and that is cause for celebration, if not a long new blog post.
Oh, and I’m using Steven’s old Razr M Android phone, so I have been able to ditch the iPhone. All is really is well.