Today the lovely and talented Jo Michaels released Mystic: Bronya, the first in a series of novellas. I bought it this morning and am very much looking forward to reading it on vacation later this week. If you're so inclined to help a fantastic indie writer, go here to like it and tag it. And buy it if you want an entertaining and inspiring read. Go now! And check out her other writing while you're at it!
Friday, August 10, 2012
I haven't been around a lot lately. Which is a good thing, mostly. I've been cranking the words out, a very good thing. It takes some motivation to sit down and do it, but once I do, the words just don't stop. And after almost two months of not much at all, jobs are now coming out of the woodwork. I think I'm going to be in the position of having to choose...which is daunting in a very different way than having nothing at all.
We're talking about choosing my life, in a way. Forty hours a week is a good chunk of it, plus commute, of course. My last job was a really bad situation. I don't want to end up with something like that again. On the flip side, money doesn't exactly grow on trees around here. All I hear anymore is concern from loved ones about why I don't have a job yet. ALL THE TIME. I get it. They're concerned. But it's a big decision.
Mostly, I don't want to settle. For the first time in seven and a half years my fate and destiny is in my hands (well, mostly). Do I go with a job that will have a lot of flexibility but is a very (very) small office, where I'm going to know everyone's business and vice versa? Or with a big corporate conglomerate where I'll be able to go to work, do my job, and go home without having to worry about personal stuff? Or somewhere in-between? Do I pick on salary alone, benefits, flexibility, location, or the job itself? See what I mean? It's a lot to think about.
I'm thankful, no doubt about it. It's just such a big decision. But I think a night with my hubby tonight to discuss things and a night with friends tomorrow (who were both in the same boat as me job-wise) will do the trick. Having people around who know me totally, and who understand all the decisions is so fantastic. I'm a really, really lucky lady.
So that's my update. Hopefully everyone else is cranking right along too!