I haven’t posted in months. I do feel bad, but that just goes back to my page title Overwhelmed Crazy Mom.
In January, I got a new job. It has been a wild ride learning a new industry. I had previously been been in the oil and gas industry. Now I’m working in the security world. No, I’m not a security guard. I work with alarms and closed circuit television. It may be electronics which is my background, but it’s definitely different. I like it.
That’s the main reason for my absence. Another is that I have one more class in order to achieve my bachelor’s degree. I start it on Monday. I will be done the first week of June. I’m excited to be done, but after two years of these classes, I don’t want to be a project manager. I can definitely use many of the lessons for moving into management. I just don’t like the idea of a career doing projects. I’m okay with my decision not to pursue a career as a project manager.
Now that my absence has been explained. I want to talk about a phrase I read from an author, whose name I can’t remember. WORD VOMIT!!! In my new job, I spend a lot of time driving from job site to job site. That gives me a lot of time to think about my stories that I’ve been working on behind the scenes. I come up with wonderful ideas or phrases or whole chapters. By the time I get home, I forget what I wanted to say. I’ve been trying out free dictation software for my phone. So far I’ve tried three different ones with no good results. They all seem to turn off after a minute. I talk more than a minute at a time.
When I first tried one of them, I talk for a full thirty minutes and checked my phone to realize that it only had two sentences and a sentence fragment. I was crushed. Another couldn’t hear me. Another just turned what I said into garbled letters. It looked my when my children first learned that the keyboard made images on the screen.
kdsjf;oawiefnadfjdf asdfjoasidjfsd opejpwej;sslo
It has sucked royally since I’ve started this little adventure.
I’m trying so hard to just put my thoughts down so that I can create that wonderful story that will be a great novel. I read advise from other authors. I spent time reading other books like I am trying to create. I have inspiration all around me, but no time to really spew the words on the page. By the time I get home from work, I’m exhausted and still have to deal with school work and children and husband. Honey-do does his best to take care of the kids, but he can only do so much since I have girls that want their mommy.
So back to the grind.