When Writing Doesn’t Go as Planned..

What is a new with me? Well, so much.

Firstly, I am very sad because I have not been able to complete NANOWRIMO. Unfortunately, last week I grabbed my laptop from the counter, while holding baby on the other arm, and it just slipped from my arms like silk and hit the floor.

Then there was the noise that made me cringe and I thought for sure, I broke it. It worked fine that evening, but the next day it would not turn on. I got this MacBook Air for Christmas last year, so it’s been less than a year. I’m hoping the next place I take it to will fix the problem (first place could not). Apple store wants to charge me pretty much what we paid for to fix it, so we are looking at alternatives.

Anyway, so when that happened I resorted to our home PC, whose screen also gave up on me. Perfect timing. So I had no computer. After days of not being able to write, I realized we had another laptop (a slow Lenovo laptop), it is what I am currently writing on and it hurts my fingers like no other.

So this is what has been going on with me. I have been focused on getting a lot of things done for work and home, as I begin a new journey this upcoming Monday. I will be going back to work full-time after forever, so I am quite nervous about it but am excited about the opportunity to write full-time for a great company.

I am also a bit sad about not being home with the kids anymore, worrying in the back of my mind about how they will cope with mommy being gone all day. I am at peace knowing that they will be home, in great hands, but still feel a bit sad. I will miss our walks and our adventures together. It is bittersweet, but I also know that working will make me a better mom. Pray for me!

This was an update on my “writing life”– although I have not been able to complete NANO, I’m shifting my attention on writing more non fiction and bringing awareness on Spiritual Abuse. I hope that one day, I will share my story in a published book, but for now I am focused on bringing awareness to this important matter.

Writing may not always go as planned, but don’t let it get you down or slow you down. Writing comes with obstacles and struggles, so keep typing.

Perhaps I was not meant to finish that story.

Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

It’s a tough world out there. I have been applying for full-time jobs since October.  I have applied to hundreds of jobs and have gotten only four interviews,  three of which I was not offered a job–even when I was confident that I did fantastic.  For those of you in Higher Education/Academia, there are too many applicants and not enough positions. The competition is fierce.

I’m at the point where I’m ready to work in a different field if the last interview I had does not give me an offer.

I’m trying to stay positive, but it’s becoming difficult.

I keep trying to remind myself that those jobs were not made for me if I didn’t get them. The right one will come along  at the right time, I suppose. But,  I refuse to be an Adjunct for the rest of my life. For the time being, I am enjoying teaching only three days a week and spending time with my 7 month old baby.

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The Hubz has been very encouraging and keeps me motivated to keep applying.

If you’re in the same boat as me, don’t give up. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.  The right job will come along at the right time.  Just keep doing your part, and God will do His.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

– Thomas A. Edison