Friday, August 5, 2016

Another "I'm Not Dead!" Post


So, I'm still kicking.

It's been exactly 6 months since my last post, and that wasn't even about food.  It was about me thinking I was going to become some kind of world traveler and stay in Air BnBs along the way.

(That didn't happen?)

So what have I been doing while I've been neglecting this poor blog?

1.  I got a new job!  I moved from account management at a software company to being a Technical Writer Manager with a government contractor.  My commute went from 42 miles to 1.5 miles.  With the extra time, I was able to...

2.  ...finish writing my book!  I don't know that I've mentioned it here before, but I've been working on a novel for like 4 years.  I finally finished it a couple of months ago, and I have a little bit on interest in it from real, honest-to-God Industry People.  It's super exciting, and maybe one of these days, you'll see it in a bookstore, and you can say, "Hey, I remember when she was just writing that blog she never updated!"

3.  I've been having...life trials and tribulations.  Everyone has them, so I know you know what I'm talking about.  Everything's fine, but it was just...trying for a while.

4.  I'm putting the pieces in place to open an Etsy shop!  More details later, but I'm pretty excited about a new venture.

5.  I find myself a member of 3 book clubs.  I have no idea how that happened.

6.  I've been obsessed, obsessed, with Hamilton.  So obsessed.  I listen to it every day.  If you haven't heard it, you need to.  It's available for streaming on Amazon Prime, and I've learned more about history (and pseudo-history) in the last couple of months than I ever did while I was in school.

7.  I've been doing a lot of freelance work.  So I haven't been writing here, but I've been writing.

7.  I've been rewatching Desperate Housewives, as well a binging Bob's Burgers.  Have you guys watched Bob's Burgers?  What an odd, hilarious little show.

Speaking of Bob's Burgers, the cookbook inspired by/from the creators of that show is up next week!  I swear.  Check out my Instagram for a sneak peek of one of next week's burgers!

Here's to getting back into the swing of blogging. 

So what have you guys been doing in the last 6 months?