Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Mysterious Disappearance and (hopefully) Triumphant Return


It's been a weird summer.  I can't really claim that I was too busy to blog, because I had some major chunks of idle time, but the thing is, I don't do idle very well. 

The big thing that was going on is that my workplace basically imploded.  There was a merger/takeover, and pretty much everything I liked about working there ceased to exist, so I spent the summer stressing and jobhunting.  I had a vague notion that I would use September BBAW to re-juice the blog, but that turned out to be when I transitioned from the old job to the new one.

As it turns out, jobhunting and stressing apparently consumes the same pieces of my brain that blogging does (I know, who'd have thought, right?) because on any given evening, when I'd normally be blogging or cruising other blogs, I'd be either browsing jobhunting sites, writing LinkedIn recommendations for my also-job-hunting co-workers, or staring into space.

Then at the same time as I'm starting a new job, my nanny quits, which is actually a good thing (long story), but making new arrangements and helping my girls with the transition took a lot of mental energy too.

I was hoping to go to a big signing event in Portland, OR but couldn't take a day off the same week I started a new job (boo) and today I found out that I missed the Emerald City RWA book fair last weekend, which bums me out a lot. 

The good news is, I woke up the other day with a few ideas for posts rattling around where the jobhunting stress used to be, and I really want to get going again. And I never stopped reading, so I have no shortage of subject matter. 

I missed you all, book bloggers, and I'm glad to be back.


Carolyn Crane said...

hey Nicola! Welcome back. I'm glad you found a new job, and hopefully you'll end up liking it even more than the old. When the old was good.

Ciara said...

Welcome back! I'm sorry you missed the book fair. May you have a peaceful fall full of great books!

Amy said...

Welcome back!

Joanna Chambers said...

I was wondering what had happened to you... Glad you're back!

Cathy said...

It's good to have you back!

Renee said...

Welcome back, Nicola! :-)

Leslie said...

Congrats on the new job! Here's to hoping the stress goes down and you're back to blogging more. :)

Marg said...

Welcome back! Here's hoping that everything has settled down for you.

Kaetrin said...

Good to have you back in the blogsphere Nicola! How's the job situation now?

Nicola O. said...

Thanks all! Kaetrin, I have a new gig, but it's keeping me busy! and I'm pretty wiped out by the end of the day -- it's always tiring being the new kid with something to prove.


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