Taking Pause [Fierce in Seattle]
When Ernessa first asked me to be a contributor to Fierce and Nerdy at its inception, I was thrilled to have an outlet to hone my writing skills, show off some cute ideas and be part of an active blogging community. The thrill is not gone, but it has definitely changed. In the years since I began writing for FaN, I’ve added more to my plate including volunteering, an active social life, a new business venture and still wanting to spend ample amounts of time with my boyfriend and my furry kids. Oh, and I have a 40-hour work week at a day job that keeps me on my toes all day. I get up at 5:15 to work out Monday through Friday and then I do all that other stuff until sometimes 10 at night.
I really am somewhat exhausted just thinking about it all, but to perfectly honest, I really don’t know any other way to function. I’m one of those people who seem to thrive on chaos. I will be in the middle of several projects at one time and then decide I should stop by the humane society where I volunteer and pick up a foster dog.
I think there are just too many things that I want to do in my life, and that I want to do them all at the same time. I’m notoriously impatient, but I am beginning to put things in check…therefore, I’m taking a Fierce break. I will guest blog for “FIERCE ANTICIPATION” in the future, and when I do, I know it will be a blogumn that I will be able to give my full focus to. I am writing my own blog to promote my new event planning venture. I also have another one, but I’ve really neglected it.
I can say that I have nothing but respect for peeps like Ernessa who commit to writing daily, at all costs. This is probably why she gets book deals…right?! It is that level of commitment that she has for her work that I need to put in my own, which is why I’ve come to this decision. In the grand scheme of the interwebs and life, it’s not that I’m disappointing my public, but acknowledging that sometimes, something’s gotta give. But I’m not entirely letting go…. See you around, fierce nerds!