Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hi There, I'm Home!

It's been a long, long...long, long time since I've posted here. My number of "Followers" has dropped, but really, I haven't given you anything to follow.

Like countless others, I have been out of work for some time now. Having a blog attached to my real name had begun to make me feel too careful about what I said—as in, how would a potential employer interpret this?—and that was taking away from the fun of posting here. So I stopped.

I've had numerous truly bizarre job interviews, some of which merely made me shake my head (as in—are they on crack?) and others made me doubt my talent and sense of self worth which is never a good idea. I've finally reached a point where I've decided I'm no longer willing to attempt to re-fold myself, Origami-style, to try to fit what people think they want, for jobs that pay scarcely enough to support a paper crane. Instead, I'm putting all my energy into ME. And it's about time!

I'm working hard to finish up the memoir I've been working on entitled, "My B+ Life" and I'm writing up a small collection of stories about my weird and wacky foray into the job-hunting jungle. Hopefully this will bring a smile, and a sense of relief—phew-it-isn't-just-me!—kind of relief to others who've been lost in the same jungle. I plan to self-publish these as e-Books, podcasts and actual hold-'em-in-your-hands books. I'll keep all of you updated as we approach their "birth" date.

In addition, I've been hard at work putting together a class I intend to offer online. It's called "Follow the Breadcrumbs Home" and brings together lots of the wisdom I've learned over the years about how to reconnect with your passion and inner creativity—something I'd almost forgotten about until I realized how far I'd strayed from myself by trying too hard to please others. But I'm back on my path now—happier, fiercer and ready to share some techniques that really work. . . providing you actually do them, which is something I plan on remembering this time! I'll let you know when it's up and running. Maybe you'd like to join me...?

And finally, an update. My dear kitty, Mystic, passed away a few days after my last post. He slipped away in his sleep, knowing how much we all loved him. My other sweet, amazing friend Chelsea, followed just four days ago. I wrote about how she came into our lives in "Tailed By a Dog" and she left in an equally mystical manner which I'll write about later. She waited until the whole family was home (a rare event given our crazy summer schedules) and left us while I was stroking her head.

This is indeed a time of transitions for me. Not always easy ones, but change, like growth, is often challenging. I'm excited about what the future holds and look forward to sharing it with you here.