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Another Day Among the Living

I’ve been a bit radio-silent the past week. A lot of that is because I was away for work with limited access to my tablet/writing. I haven’t touched TAK in like, 2 weeks, and I’m feeling a bit frustrated.

Everything around me seems to be in chaos. There’s a lot of uneasiness going on in my house while my husband prepares for job interviews and such for the summer. He still has a year left in his college program, but he was given the chance to work for a company in the summer that would potentially hire him when he’s done his program. There’s a lot of unease about this because it’s just a 3 month position. This means in the fall he would once again be unemployed.

Honestly, I’m fine with it.

I would rather be the one to take up a second job than to have him work and go to school. It’s been difficult for him and the boys are in this stage where they love dad the most (kids, amiright?) so with his unpredictable schedule there has been a lot of backlash at home. Especially with our eldest.

Will it mean I’m tired, working two jobs? Well, yeah, probably. I’ve done it before so I’m not concerned. No matter what I’ve done, be it school or volunteering,  I have always done so while working full time in the day.

My time to focus on my needs, educational and recreational, without working will come eventually.

In the meantime, the rest of life is going well. I’m heading up the Rock and Mineral show with a friend of mine tonight. Then we’re going to go out for dinner and maybe some ice cream.

Work is a bit quiet at the time but it will surely pick up as things get moving. I need to get in touch with an academic advisor at the university that accepted me so I can make sure my plan is realistic.

For now, I’ll just focus on what’s happening at this moment instead of stressing about the future.

stress free

 

Posted by Sarah Jayne in Rantings, 2 comments

New Beginnings

On the 24th of August a whole bunch of new beginnings are happening in my family.

My eldest son is getting ready for kindergarten this September and to help him adjust he’ll be starting at the before/after care place that is right beside the school on the 24th. He is a pretty shy boy when he is in a crowd of people he doesn’t know, so I wanted to make sure he was going to be able to take his time to adjust to the new surroundings. They will walk him to and from school so he won’t get lost or be too scared. The freedom progresses as he gets older but it’s great for now.

As well, I’ll be starting a new job. I had some interviews last week and I was offered a very nice 2 year contract at a higher wage than what I am at right now. The benefits seem pretty good and even if it doesn’t get extended for some reason past the 2 years my husband will be done his College course by then and hopefully working.

This is awesome because it allows me to relax a little bit and not be so paranoid about how we’re going to pay for things while he’s in school. It will also (hopefully) give me more time to work on TAK and get that out to the readers who are anxiously waiting. Well, maybe it’s only one reader but that reader is still important!

I haven’t had much time to write any more shorts for TAK but that is something I’d like to do too. I was thinking of writing one about Brexton and Aldric when they were growing up in the camp. I have another character I’d like to write about too but it might spoil some things for the main story so I might just write it but not release it until the book is finished.

I caught up on rereading where I had left off and the ideas are flowing! It’s just a matter of getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully it all works out the way I’d like it to!

Think good thoughts for me, okay? 🙂

Posted by Sarah Jayne in My Book Stuff, Rantings, 0 comments