Right now, I’m currently in a Starbucks in Eugene OR feeling excited, terrified, and cautiously optimistic. Today marks THE first day of a three-month hiatus from “everything but Taryn”. I will be solely focusing on my creative endeavors, growing as a human, and just enjoying some time doing new stuff with my crazy mutt, Abbey.
I’ll admit, I am terrified because I am literally without excuse in terms of producing and being consistent. Accountability and I have been in a complicated relationship for some time now. I suppose I need to rekindle it. That and the idea of not pitching/working is horrifying too. As a self-employed person, I’m never not working, pitching, prospecting, etc. It’s a constant hustle. I’m grateful that I can afford to take this sabbatical, but my “hustle or die” radar is out of control.
Bottom line, I know this fear/hesitancy is exactly why I must do this. At the end of the day, I can always find work. I can always re-enter the rat race. So I will calm my nerves (by drinking a triple shot espresso, counterproductive, I know) and will enter my hyperbolic time chamber to hone my artistic endeavors. Hopefully, I’ll come back out in Vegeta form.
I will be finally writing about the places I’ve visited in the last three months. Also, my first podcast is slated to air this coming Monday! I’ll be sure to leave a link here. If I can leave a piece of advice to my fellow creatives out there, lean into your fears. It’s by far the best thing I’ve done for myself. Happy Thursday!
Here I am, returning from the shadows of obscurity. It’s been quite a while. A lot has changed and a lot has remained the same. That was my hipster way of saying that I’ve been running in circles waiting for the sky to fall these last few months. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some great achievements, and I’ve had some learning moments.
First, I’d like to say that no, I’m not a recovering alcoholic (though my mom seems to think so, more on that later). That said, the term “terminal uniqueness”– which is commonly referred to in A.A.– is the belief that the situation the individual is facing is unlike anything faced by other people. Now, if I’m being honest, when I go to my mopey “all hope is lost” place, I tend to think my “isms” are soooo different than what everyone else is facing.
I mean obviously, no one could possibly understand my life. 2 parents that are still married who are unconditionally supportive of their daughter, friends that care, and a career that is gaining speed? Sheesh, the horror.
As I venture out into the world, I am reminded that my road has been traveled and I don’t have to go it alone. I’m coming to the understanding that I’m not a special little snowflake, and I’m finding comfort in the fact that I’m more human than I give myself credit. Now I am tasked with the pesky chore of connecting with my fellow humans. I’m a little rusty, but I’m working on it!
So, I’m getting back into the blogging swing of things and I have a bunch of goodies to share. I had an epic 26th birthday in October, killed it in freelance writing in terms of earnings in the last 2 months, I’m “taking pride in my appearance” (again, more on that later), and volunteering at the library. In a nutshell, I’m back! So get ready, because I mean it this time! Happy Sunday!
This week/end took an unexpected turn as I’ve been babysitting since Thursday evening. Needless to say that my niece, nephew and furchild Abbey have been giving me a run for my money this long weekend. That said, tomorrow is a new day where I’ll be back in the swing of things, including a summation of my hilarious adventures with my niece and nephew. Until then, I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day tomorrow!
After 3 weeks of radio silence, I have returned! Getting sick kicked me in the pants, more ways than one. While trying to get back in the swing of things work-wise in conjunction with trying to fully recover, blogging fell to the wayside. However, I’m here and ready for action! So here’s what to expect this week:
I’ll be giving an update on my #100 days project tomorrow
I have a few hilarious stories about some recent adventures I’ve been on including some Abbey adventures.
Freelance Fridays will be back in full effect this Friday! I’ll be posting 2 blogs to make up for the missed Fridays, so be sure to look out for those!
I’m getting back in the saddle so stay tuned! In the meantime I’m going to hang out with my awesome mom today! Happy Mother’s Day for all the moms out there! Have a great day!
The one thing you can count on with this blog is to: not count on anything!
My apologies for my whacky sporadic posts, I swear I have good reasons (excuses)!
1. I’ve been making friends! Yes it’s true! This introvert has met a few great ladies here in Satan’s Buttcrack, so you can blame them for me neglecting you. 😉
2. I’ve been marketing my writing services like a madwoman. I forgot that you have to work in order to make money, so I’ve been doing just that! You can check out my website here. Go on, you know you want to.
3. I’ve been hiding under my covers watching Netflix. Sad but true, I’ve been coping with the ever-changing world with Hemlock Grove. It’s a creepy show yet very addicting. Also Bill Skaarsgard is smokin’ hot!
With that all said and done, I’m back, I swear! Again, don’t hold me to it, but I’ve missed blogging and talking with my fellow bloggers. So talk to me! I want to know what awesome things are going on with you! 🙂
I’m coming back from a long writing hiatus! There will be about a billion (yes, a billion) new posts about my crazy/weird/random adventures for the past few weeks, so bear with me when you see a billion (no lie) posts from me. I hope you enjoy them!