I know I haven't been around as much lately as I used to be. That may not be actually true, but it feels like I've been slacking on blogging, and, when I do blog, it's not the same as it used to be.
I have a good reason, or at least it feels like a good one to me.
I've had a lot of turmoil lately. My car is still in the shop and it just seems like a comedy of errors to try to get it fixed. We've started talking about getting rid of the car if we ever get it back, because I don't know if I really want to pay another penny on that vehicle--I just paid the car payment, and the insurance and satellite radio payment comes out this week, and I can't even drive the car, and no one seems to be able to actually FIX the car. The situation has degraded to the point where I am referring all calls on the car to Left-brain, since I just get madder and madder every time I talk to them. Left-brain is a bit calmer, but I can see he's getting annoyed too.
Professionally, I've been unhappy. It's not a new issue, but I haven't been able to put my finger on precisely what it was that was bothering me so. There are a lot of good things about my job. I get to work from home, which is a great idea and gives me a lot of time with Left-brain and the dog isn't in his kennel all day. I love my close co-workers. They are very close friends now. I also have a job that makes me feel like I make a difference, and it's interesting. But, when I came down to thinking about it, on one of my epic 120-mile round trips to our regional headquarters, if the only reason I'm staying at a job is so that the dog doesn't have to be penned up all day, it's no reason to stay. I'm Facebook friends with my work friends, so that is no problem, and I found another job doing what I do for my company. I won't be able to work from home, but it's not too far away, no highway driving, a friend works there, it felt like a positive vibe. I start Monday. This week is tying up the loose ends at work. Part of me is nervous and sad to leave the job, but 99.99% of me is overjoyed and ready to bust into this new opportunity.
There may be a period of a few weeks where I don't post as much as usual, while I'm transitioning. Our computer is dying, slowly but noisily. I need to replace it, but not sure how quickly that will be viable. I promise I'll make every effort to keep up!