Friday, January 30, 2009

Failure to Blog

So I haven't been blogging much lately. It seems to come in spurts. You know how it is - feast or famine. Personally, I love blogging. Its therapeutic. But lately I haven't been able to blog. Nothing seems to come to mind at a convenient time. I can usually think of some hilarious story that happened five years ago but by the time I get to use my computer again its gone and there I sit empty headed with nothing to blog about. So, I thought I would do a year in review.

2008 - YUCK! Just when I thought I had escaped 2007 with nothing to loose 2008 reared its ugly head. My job, which I absolutely loved and would do anything to be successful turned into the worst night terror event of my career. So, I decided to make 2008 the year that I would "do something". Here is what I did.

First I decided to start writing. I've always enjoyed coming up with creative stories and I try to deal with my own stress by seeing the humor in the midst of the boondoggle which is my life. So, I started this little blog. Then I decided that I needed to start my own business because there is no way I'm going to work as someone else's employee forever. I needed to take charge of my own destiny. Thus, on February 12, 2008, I gave birth to

ProlificMom is now my other identity, my alter-ego - my very own brand. It encompasses all the things I am and all the things I want to be, and it has morphed on a fairly regular basis over the last year. PM is almost a year old - one verrrrry long painful year. And now I have decided to step it up a notch. Over the last three weeks I have worked on it day and night. This has been one gargantuan reconstruction project. I've been teaching myself web design - well, little pieces here and there. Really its more like reverse engineering and it has been changing minute by minute. If you looked at it an hour ago, chances are it has changed - kind of like Texas weather. In fact, I have worked on it so much that I have only been taking showers about every three days. Unfortunately, I have also been wearing the same clothes for the last three days. This has been like one slow extended labor and delivery. Only, I don't know when this baby will be finished to the point that I can leave it alone for a few days - but it will happen. And when it does I will probably be ready to take a shower at least every other day.

So, now I'm a stay at home mom. For the last thirteen years I have longed for the day I could be a stay/work at home mom. That is all I have dreamed of for thirteen year. I couldn't wait for it and I had a great plan to make it happen. Unfortunately, the lovely people I worked for had other ideas, and in June I got my wish about 16 months ahead of plan. For this new job I was completely unprepared. In fact, I am still in training for the stay at home job. Nothing on my resume points to experience as a full time mom. The majority of my time over the last 13 years have been dedicated to driving to a corporate office five or six day a week and telling millionaires what to do and when and how to do it - and I was very good at it. For this I was well rewarded. You know that movie "The Devil Wears Prada" - yes, part of that character was based on me. I don't know how the writers knew it but they nailed it. Being a executive assistant is what I am good at. I can make complex travel arrangements in my sleep. Just don't wake me up to clean up vomit in the middle of the night. I'm clueless in that department.

To fast forward and sum it up:
Start a blog
Your Fired
Stay at home
broken arm
no insurance
medical bills
meals with no frills
no good news
write a blog
skip some showers
take a nap

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