Hello!!!!!!!! It’s been a while. This may or may not be a long post. I am in the middle of creating 2 websites – one for my podcast production and social media consulting business and the other for my actual podcast. OUR podcast, I do it with my husband and if I say it’s just mine… Well, you know. Especially if you listen, YOU KNOW.
I am pumped because I was able to build these sites pretty much on my own. My friend Lance Venta, who actually built this site for me a few years ago, was kind enough to offer to walk me through the process of getting started with a template and he’s been answering a few questions along the way… But for the most part I built these two WordPress sites myself! Now I know how to do it which is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but never had the time or the patience.
I also just sat down to figure out a content strategy for our podcast and the non-profit I’ve been working with over the last few months. It’s challenging, but in a good way. I love radio, and I always will, but I know how to talk over songs, I know how to pick content, edit calls, and do all that… It’s fun, but I think if #funemployment has taught me anything it’s that I am ready for new and exciting challenges.
One thing I need to be better at right now is having fun and spending time with my family. I get into these phases where I set goals (like building a new website) and I can not rest or focus on much else until it’s done. This causes me to avoid making plans, eat like crap (okay let’s be serious I do that anyway), and basically ignore anything that isn’t getting done what I set my mind to doing. Focus is good, focus without the ability to pace myself is kind of bad… Especially when the mom guilt creeps in and my eyeballs are burning from looking at my computer screen into the wee hours of the morning.
I’m excited though. I have a meeting tomorrow about another thing I’m looking forward to starting. If you go back and read some of my more recent posts you can tell I was struggling with not having a job… Figure out what to do with myself. We also touched on this a few times in our Married on the Mic podcast (tempted to link to the new website but not going to because it’s not ready yet)… How I was just feeling discouraged and lost. Part of me wishes I had jumped into this feeling of motivation sooner, I mean, I’ve had 9 months off, but I always look back and realize things happen when they happen for a reason.
Let me address the photo because I am trying very hard to stop worrying about whether or not I am wearing makeup or looking Insta-worthy when I want to post. I’m very picky about what pictures I post (aren’t we all) and I’m trying to work on that. I’m not an Instagram model, I’m just a real person who has terrible skin right now (thanks selfie-focus for blurring that out), and I also don’t have makeup on nor do I think it would be authentic of me to run upstairs and brush on some hot pink hottie lipstick when I’m just sitting on my couch on a Sunday night. So that’s me, in the dim living room light next to my handy-dandy notebook. A notebook that by the way I’ve now spilled both coffee and a piece of herb-marinated chicken on in the last 3 days… Professional af you guys!
Thank you for reading and I hope you will continue to support me as I explore opportunities that challenge me and make me feel happy and accomplished.