A lot has happened this past year, but it can be summed up in five words: I went back to work.
In January of this year, I started a full-time position in a call center. The work itself isn’t too bad, I’m good at it at least which makes me less likely to be screamed at. And yes, I have gotten many calls with screamers. Why grown adults think screaming like a toddler will magically allow me to fix their problem instantaneously is beyond me.
Besides the screamers, and the hour long commute in Atlanta traffic, the worst part is actually…working. I was a stay at home mom for 16 years. And while that was work, too, my schedule was my own. My job even tells me when I’m allowed use the bathroom. It’s like being in kindergarten again, but without the nap time.
In addition to working, I’m still in college. Juggling the two, plus family has been….challenging. Needless to say, not much writing has gotten done. I’m starting to feel I have gotten a handle on it all again and while I haven’t actually written much, I never stopped thinking about it. Lately I’ve even been busting out some of my writing theory books and brushing up the outline for Full Moon Mix-Up. Hopefully, I can get it finished and out for consumption soon.