Hello! I am alive!
Life has been busy, primarily because I have taken a new position within my company and I love it! I am now a Marketing Manager and it really touches the passion I have for planning, executing and balancing revenue/expenses. It takes everything I am good at and puts it into one job. I have seriously felt like I missed my calling for the last 9 years!
When I started this blog, I researched a lot. I wanted to know absolutely everything about domains, web hosting, WordPress, social media, conferences, etc. This new path in my career satisfies everything that excites me about this blog and pays me pretty dang well for doing it!
I didn’t speak very openly about my previous struggles in my career, but when I got back from maternity leave, I took a position that was really not good for me. I did not know this at the time and I went into it with the best of intentions, but I quickly discovered the job did not make me happy. There are a lot of reasons why, but over the last 15 months I learned a lot about myself as a career woman and it ultimately brought me to recognize where my real passion sits.
I am a planner, organizer, hyper-attentive to details and I absolutely love being busy and challenged. Not to mention I am now working on the best team, ever! In a short two weeks, I have quickly learned that being happy at work has a direct correlation on how happy I am at home. It’s not that I was completely miserable for the last 15 months, but I was not totally satisfied either.
On top of starting this new position, I have hired a cleaner to come to my house every 2 weeks. I spoke about my decision to do this in my last post Something’s Gotta Give. These two things have made quite a difference in my life. I am starting to feel like I can “manage” everything on my plate right now.
I have also been running the Couch to 5k program and working out 4-5 days per week. I have plans to run a 5k at the end of July and I even lost 6lbs! I was working so hard at losing weight at the beginning of the year and no matter what I did, nothing changed. I decided that the scale could not dictate me. I know that working out is good for me. I sleep better, have more energy and just feel better in general when I am working out. I do not count my calories anymore, instead I make much more sensible choices and allow myself to indulge once in a while. My goal is another 18lbs before I get pregnant again and I think this is totally manageable!
Tonight I was telling my husband that I haven’t been very motivated to blog. I figured it was because I use a lot more mental energy at my job now. He suggested that I give an update to my readers about what has been going on in my life and career. What a great idea! I always feel like I have to blog something of significance or address a hot topic and thus I shy away from posting anything, which is stupid, right?! I blog to share what I am going through in my every day as a working mom! So here you have it. Life has been busy but yet fulfilling and I am currently very happy 🙂