So, this is kind of weird and definitely awesome:
I’m going back to work.
In a building with other people who aren’t toddlers.
And I’m going to be writing. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’ll be working for a nonprofit in Memphis (which you may remember is my hometown and a place I have yearned after for awhile now) that has an amazing mission of providing affordable, quality healthcare for the working uninsured. It’s a place I truly believe in, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to help it further its mission doing what I love best. To be completely honest, too, I’m tired of talking about myself all the time, and it’s going to be refreshing for me to give back to an organization that doesn’t directly benefit me. (Other than the whole getting paid thing. I’ll take that, thanks.)
The next couple months are going to be crazy busy. I’ll be packing up all our things for the move to Memphis at the end of May, continuing to be a full-time SAHM to C, but also working remotely for my new job. There are going to be a lot of frozen dinners, methinks. And coffee. O the humanity, there will be coffee. I’ll check in with the blog when I can, but it’s just not at the top of my priority list right now. And I’m OK with that. The world can survive for a few months without me talking about C’s tantrums, and I’ll survive too.
It’s always a little scary at first to move away from something you’ve been doing for awhile, and I have been blogging for almost three years now with only occasional short breaks. In the past I’ve feared stepping away from my writing here because I was afraid that I’d never return, having broken that blogging momentum. Writing this blog has been an integral part of my journey as a parent, and it’s no coincidence that I’m taking a little break from it at the exact same time that I’m transitioning out of my role as a stay at home parent. But the opportunity I’ve been presented with is one that I’d be a fool to pass on, and happily, it’s a place where I can keep the ball rolling on my career (geez, it’s so cool to say that!) as a writer. And obviously, I won’t be taking a break from parenting. I’m just putting on some new pants.
You’ll hear from me when I have something to say. If anything, this will be great for quality control.
I’ll still be going full-throttle in my duties as Managing Editor at Tipsy Lit, so if you need to get in touch with me regarding anything over there, please do! Much like my new job, I love what I do on TL because it benefits people other than myself. I get to be part of a team. Blogging does have a tendency to facilitate my narcissistic tendencies, and I’m incredibly grateful to be presented with so many opportunities to stave off my ego-driven urges.
So this is not goodbye. Just a see-ya-on-the-flipside sort of thing.
Thank you all for reading and for being a bottomless well of encouragement for me in pretty much every facet of my life.