I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m taking a break from writing, and my lack of blog posts and being kicked out of the BlogHer program makes that statement fairly obvious. Writing takes creative energy, motivation, and dedication, and I misplaced all of those things.
I started a new job at the end of June, and it was quite a shift from my previous gig. Previously, I worked as a Database Administrator, and found a lot of down time when there wasn’t any data. My new job as a Design Coordinator (a.k.a. Administrative Assistant to a Designer) was in a fast-paced environment where down time just meant that I hadn’t found what needed to be done yet. Creative energy went down the drain when I became busy in meetings and scheduling meetings all day. By the time I made it home in the evenings, thinking through and writing something meaningful seemed impossible. Dedication disappeared when I realized that I only wanted to dedicate myself to learning this new job and settling into the new house I rented in July. Moving from a 1-bedroom apartment to a house turned out to be a bigger task than I realized!
That explains the creative energy and dedication issue; I’ll get to the motivation later.
Earlier this year I managed to convince my mom that she could train for and walk a ½ marathon. Another friend of mine wanted to walk one, so the two of us trained in Nashville while my parents walked in Nebraska, and in September we walked the Nashville Women’s ½ Marathon. It was my fourth race, but first to walk, and the first race for the others.
It’s a great feeling of accomplishment knowing you’ve done something you didn’t think you could do. Congratulations to my friend and my parents on their first race!