Wednesday, October 13, 2010

off kilter

Remember how in the last few weeks I kept saying things like "ahhhh! Everything is just so lovely! I have just enough to do! No rushing about. Time for the things I need." etc. etc. etc.

Well, since then, things have been thrown significantly off kilter.

And, it's entirely my fault. And I knew it. And I did it anyway.

See, here's what happened. I recently got an email from a friend of a friend. She had gotten my name and contact information four years ago when she was working for a place that was looking for folks that did "children's writing". Now she works at an entirely different place and when they started looking for folks, she still had my name on file. She emailed me to see if I was still interested in that kind of work and it went from there.

It was such a revealing process to apply for this job. Reading over my resume, I felt like I was reading about someone else. I kept thinking, "really? that's my degree?" "Did I really do that work?" "Are these parts of me still valuable?!?" And it turns out, they are! Go figure.

So, now I have a part time, short term job, that I'm sure that once we settle in to the new routine, will all work out fine and dandy. But right now I'm walking around with a startled look wondering how the heck I will get to everything. And I think it will happen and it will be great and I'll have my foot in the door and money in my pocket, but I'm looking forward to two weeks from now, when I've got my footing. At least, I hope it will only take two weeks!

And things at home have not slowed down at all to accommodate my new gig. I have things to tend to for Andrew that will take a little research and logistical legwork, and Isaac, not wanting to be forgotten, was up from 3-5 last night with a stuffy nose that wouldn't let him sleep.

I hope I didn't bite off too much...

I took a few minutes today to make a few quick Halloween cards. I love the first one especially. So simple and quick!


jesa said...

Isn't parenthood a bliss?

Mama V said...

I think I know what you mean. It seems that every time I put something out there into the universe (the boys are healthy! the boys are happy!), just the opposite happens not long after. Maybe the universe thought we were bragging?! ;)

If anyone can juggle so many balls at one time, it's you! I hope the process of figuring it all out is fun for you!

MandiCrocker said...

That is SO COOOL, Robs!!! Congrats on the job-- that's gonna open doors for you, I can feel it! :)

Ladkyis said...

Don't make too much noise or the Karma Pixies will be woken up and they really do not like people to enjoy life for too long.
Very strict the Karma Pixies

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on getting some work! I'm sure you'll pull it all together

Deb said...

Yes, I love the first card too.

And congrats on this new opportunity, Robyn. You'll rock at it, I'm sure!!! And I'll look forward to hearing about how you make it work.