It’s like a ghost town around here these days, right?
I assure you, my dear and lovely readers, I have not stopped blogging/writing on New York Chica. I guess you can say my site was on “hiatus.”
Things have changed dramatically in my personal life within the past three-four weeks.
During the second week of October, Green Mountain Coffee flew me and two other bloggers, Kelby and Kristen (Two of the sweetest women bloggers!) to Vermont for two full days of exploring and site-seeing.
The week after, I took the Amtrak train to Washington, D.C. for a conference I’ve been dying to attend, Blogalicious, thanks to Latina Mom Bloggers and the very next day, I started a full-time position at a medical office.
And after only a week of working, I was looking forward to relaxing on the weekend but #Snowtober happened and we lost power for a grueling 24 hours! We were FREEZING because we don’t own a generator (bad choice when you’re a homeowner) AND we don’t have a fireplace (A must if you’re looking to be a homeowner). It was one of the longest 24 hours EVER! By now, I hope everyone who lost power, has their electricity now. It has been a cold Autumn. I’m so not looking forward to the Winter.
I know it doesn’t seem like a lot to some people but for me, it definitely is.
Now I can really say to all full-time-working-moms-who-work-outside-of-the-home-and-blog,
How do you do it and keep it all together AND stay sane?
Tomorrow will be my third week of working full-time and I can now say that I’m getting used to being away from home all day long — well, almost. I know it will take some time to get used to my crazy schedule and blog, but I know I will get the hang of it.
It’s funny though, I often ask myself, how did I do it before? I was once a full-time working mommy.
But here’s the difference I keep on forgetting:
- I wasn’t a homeowner (So much to do when you are!).
- I had family nearby to help me out (My closest family members are over an hour away :/).
- I didn’t suffer from medical issues (I’m anemic, have Hyperthyroidism and an umbilical hernia — all which leaves me feeling exhausted most of the time).
- and so much more….I don’t want to bore you too much!
But I think I’m handling this change pretty well considering all the obstacles I have. Granted, my blog’s traffic has suffered dramatically as well but at least I’ll have some stability and financial consistency in my life as opposed to not knowing when I’ll get “that” check in the mail.
If you’re a professional blogger, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I mean, why do these companies take SO LONG to pay bloggers? I’m 100% sure they would not appreciate their paycheck 60-120 days later after they had done THEIR job in a timely manner.
I don’t think so!
But I digress.
I’m hoping I will get into the swing of things and find that magical balance and multitask with my job as a full-time working mother and as a professional blogger.
Please stay tuned for some cool giveaways coming up. I have a Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray to give away (thanks to the folks at Disney), some Champion SHAPE workout gear (my favorite pieces!) and lots more!
Thanks for being so patient, for those lovely emails and of course, for being a New York Chica reader.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone! XO