Got you again, right? Just when you thought I'd started blogging again, fo' realz, I drop another 2 week absence on yo' ass - jus' like dat!
Let me assure you that it has not been for lack of stuff to write about. Hoo, boy. But I think that maybe that's exactly why I haven't been writing, despite having alluded (in front of a whole bunch of Twitter and blogging people, no less) to a certain visit to a certain childhood haunt (or, more accurately, a certain haunted childhood memory) and the blog post that was about to ensue therefrom. In truth, I cannot bring myself to write those things, those people, those places. It hit me once again, as I sat at the lovely Tanya's dinner table at the last #MidrandTweetUp, divulging way more about my roots than it is prudent to do, that these things remain best left where they are. Either that, or I'm just not ready for the telling.
Ghosts of Exorcisms Past aside, there's *still* no dearth of blog fodder in my little universe, but I find myself short of time for both reading and blogging and, for the moment/given the choice, I'm all about reading your blog rather than writing mine. Although I have to say that I seem to have reconnected with the blogger in me just a tiny bit of late. We've been kind of tentatively waving at each other from across the quad these past two weeks or so, almost as if we're sussing out the scene and mentally preparing ourselves for that casual not-quite-accidental-bumping-into-one-another-on-the-corridor-outside-the-library scenes. And because neither of us actually remembers why we stopped talking in the first place, it won't be long before we pick up where we left off.
Mostly, what's been happening in my world is that work has gone well. Last month, I got some copywriting work in from a new client, which was fantastic news, only slightly marred by the news received upon delivery of said work that I was only to be paid for it *this* month. Actually, it sucked balls at the time but, in retrospect, it worked out for the best as I received that payment today and am thus able to settle up a few odds and ends that have been pressing on my mind a bit.
And as I may or may not have mentioned on Twitter recently, "work" has begun to take on a few interesting new dimensions. Earlier this month, I blogged about some of these. Basically, it boils down to my having finally been able to refurbish some old printing equipment and start up a small screen printing business from home.
Angel and Glugster were instrumental to this development on a number of levels, for which I am so deeply grateful! Thank you, both of you, so very much!
I also managed to land my first paying printing job very soon after getting my screens and space set up, which has been fantastic. And as I go about sourcing various materials and supplies and picking up ideas as I go, I'm running into more and more people who are interested in finding out more about what I'm doing and how we could possibly work together. So things look set to get moving along quite nicely in a relatively short period of time, which is perfect for me, because it's how I roll. Either you get down and do it, or pack it up for a bad joke. I find myself quickly becoming demotivated if things don't move along quickly enough...
What excites me most about all of this, though, is the fact that this little printing enterprise is really the fulcrum upon which rests an entire spectrum of other, offshoot enterprises that I've been thinking about and conceptualizing and dreaming about and wanting to start on for the longest time.
My various pregnant and new-mommy friends might remember a recent tweet or two from me about a range of maternity/breastfeeding t-shirts and swimwear. These are in the pipeline, along with a whole bunch of other ideas, and little developments taking place now will hopefully lead to a prototype product or two in the next few weeks, maybe longer. Maybe much longer, depending on how it all goes and how well I am able to co-ordinate and juggle everything, but still.
And then there's the Big Idea, about which I still say very little in general at this time, as I am nowhere near there yet and I think I've already taken on a whole hell of a lot of stuff to manage. But watch this space, folks - It's a matter of time.
In short, I have been keeping very, very busy of late and I'm loving where my life is going right now. It's like a great, big, flashing neon arrow sign fell out of the sky one day, pointing out my direction for me. And it has rolled up all the angst and worry about money and depression and lack of motivation and reasons not to go for it up into a pleather body suit, slapped a gimp mask on it and I'm riding it like a pony. See? Told ya I was gonna make 2010 my bitch!