Saturday, December 9, 2017

Life in a nutshell

So many things have changed, so much time has passed and here I am trying to do all those same things again. I am cutting down the clutter in my life a little at a time. Setting my office up again, getting things paid off and tied up.

And then life throws curveballs.

My only child turned 18 three days ago and I'm not entirely sure how to feel about it. He's 18 but he still has so much to learn about the world and how things work in it. But, like all 18 year olds, he thinks he knows all and knows better than mom. I'm just trying to keep him in school right now so we can go from there.

I'm trying to get my crafting business up and running but I'm not a very good entrepreneur. I'm bad at the whole promotion thing because it involves getting out of my house and out of my two day jobs to do something.

I am a trainer in the pharmacy. I am in line to be lead tech. I am still a massage therapist and, although I've been through some bumps and bruises with that front (and a few job changes), I'm back where I belong as long as I can keep my time under control. I work 40 hours a week at the pharmacy and then 13 hours of massage every week. When I don't have trainees on Saturdays, I get a day off. When I have Saturday trainees I work straight through until the next day I don't have a trainee.

This leaves very little time for writing. Particularly the magazine. Especially the books I want to write. I'm trying to set myself a schedule so I can take care of myself, take care of the things that need done, clean my house so we don't live like a bunch of Neanderthals and somehow manage to get anything accomplished.

I've been scrapbooking. I made all the Christmas gifts this year. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll see my handiwork. I post pictures. I sometimes pop in on Twitter to make little quips about what I've done. I'm on Line quite a bit. My username there is Marshmalohgrrl as well if you want to find me and chat with me.

I suck at the whole in person interaction thing but I'm really good at the digital thing.

In short... my life is cruising on. I'm trying to pay off some bills and dig myself out of the hole I put myself in two years ago after dad died. I'm trying to get my Patreon up and running and do some livestreams when I work on craft projects or while I play Mystic Messenger. I play that game a lot. You can folllow me on Google Games if you want to see what my current infatuations are. I love playing Yahtzee.

I try to keep myself out there and visible and stuff, but I'm kind of lost in my own little world and trying to make sense of it while I sail around in a rickety boat. I'm sure you've all been there.

So if you're reading this... tell me where you are in life? What good has happened with you lately? What is the one thing this year you are the very most proud of? Nothing is too small. Even if it was just that you made a really really good sandwich the other day, that's still something awesome. I want to know.

How was your day?