This has been the craziest week of my life in recent memory. My kids are my kids. So they are always doing something funny worth talking about.
But there has been some other interesting news as well.
And what about the future? That is also getting interesting. So keep reading to find out everything that happened in my ridiculous life this week.
It finally happened. I made a blog! I didn't make just any blog, though.
I made the most perfect blog in the whole world. Well...perfect for me. It's currently a hot mess, accurately reflecting my life.
It took me a while to make. But with the help of my bff, Mr. I Like to Make Websites Because I'm an Old Man and Regular Hobbies Require Too Much Energy, I was able to pull it off.
So far, I have up the basic pages every blog needs to have. I also have my Twitter and Instagram feeds there as well as a few blog posts.
It's like I'm a real girl!
So what's the purpose behind this blog? First of all, it's one of those free Wordpress deals. But it's a place I can show off and improve my writing skill, use as a portfolio site for potential clients, and highlight my work on social media.
Getting into social media work is a big deal for me. The bff has big plans for his newest project, and I'm both excited and expected to help. Sure, he could do all of the work himself. But the man has quite a large vision and if he wants to pull off everything he wants to do, he's going to need a number two. And he wants me to be that person.
I may be busy, I may have a ton of stuff going on in my personal life, but I believe in what he's doing and if I don't get with the program soon, he may have to find someone else.
So right now my plan is to find some work as a freelance writer as well as a virtual assistant. This should buy me plenty of time to bring in some income while I help my friend's latest project turn into something special.
So why do I need plenty of money coming in? Don't I have a full-time job?
Not for long
I Quit My Job
I'm still technically working. But my two week's notice is in.
The benefits at my current job are really good, don't get me wrong. But I just can't take it anymore. It's causing me a bunch of extra stress. I dread waking up in the morning. I dread work while I'm there. And all I can think about is how much I want to go home.
I've had enough of it and it's time to move on. Mostly for my sanity.
I honestly think that no matter what I find, it's going to be a temporary role. Once I start landing work from home gigs, I'm going to make them a priority.
I don't want to spend my life making money for other people. I want to work for myself. I want the freedom to do it when I want and from wherever I want. Other people shouldn't be raising my kids for me. They're a priority and I'm ready to put them ahead of my job. No job has the right to take precedence over my children.
And speaking of kids!
My Little Ones
I'm off tomorrow. Something has been bothering me. Every night I come home and the ottoman is pushed up against the sectional couch thing. It's one of those L-shaped leather couches with corner sofa beds . It's nice and I love the thing.
But my one year old plays on it all the time. He needs to get out and start seeing the world.
Not to mention, he goes crazy running around on it. He jumps on people's heads and shouts and gets incredibly sweaty.
I know he's doing this because he's bored. But when he isn't with me, he gets really upset. So it's up to me to start taking him and his brother to different places.
So tomorrow, we're getting in the car at 8 AM and we're heading to a zoo that's nearly three hours away.
My oldest's father is always taking him places and doing fun things and I have to admit, I'm jealous. He's off every weekend. I'm not. He makes a ton of money. I don't.
Granted, he also works very hard. And I don't. Heh.
This day trip is really exciting and I'm eager to get the kids out of the house, away from video games and boredom, and out into the world to head to the zoo. Both of my kids love animals. It should be a great time.
Final Thoughts of the Week
This week has been straight up nuts. It's hard to convey just how crazy it was in a journal entry.
Things are happening fast. I'm concerned because nothing is set in stone and there is no way to know what the future holds.
But I'm to the point where I have to stop being afraid. My kids are never going to have the life they deserve unless I start taking some risks. Too many people, including myself, sacrifice happiness and spending time with their family to go to work every day at a thankless job that they hate.
And I simply cannot do it anymore. Upward and Onward.