Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Driving a Desk

This week has been very exciting. After a year of working as an indoor environmental specialist at Zerorez, working very long hours only to come home and work longer hours by taking online classes to finish my accounting degree, all while trying to spend time with my family, no less, I finally have a chance to breathe.

There. Now back to the grindstone.

No, seriously, this week has been great for me. I moved into an accounting position with Zerorez. For where I am in my life, this is a dream job. They're a great company and I love the people I work with. I've honestly never been in a place that has as good an environment as the one I work in now.

Now that I've gushed about my good fortune, I've done some evaluating of what I want out of life. I asked myself "where do I go from here?" So much of the last year has been geared towards getting here that it's tempting to just sit back and enjoy it. Still, I recognize how hard I've worked and what the net gain was. I feel that it would be unfair to myself to not utilize the extra time effectively.

Of course, my family who has stood beside me and supported me will get a lion's share of my newly acquired free time, and rightfully so. I will also be powering through my remaining classes to finish my degree. But there are some projects that will garner some of my attention. There are various writing opportunities that I can now apply myself to that can earn me some more money on the side, and they'll be a priority as well. Fiction, however, is still something that is very important to me. I will be devoting some of this dearly bought time to rededicate myself to writing fiction. I have several projects that I've been sitting on, and I am ready to hit the ground running. I am looking at at least one book done by the end of the year, and, time permitting, two. I'll have to see how it goes.

But, for all my readers, that is what is new in my life. I haven't had the time to dedicate to writing posts here, but that will be changing as well. I have some fun new ideas for content, and I hope that you will think so too. Check back soon. Until then, have a great day!