. . . I’d tell you I don’t have much to talk about this week except work and family. I’ve not had much time for anything else for the last little while. It’s all I can do to keep Sourcerer posting, to have a weekly post at Part Time Monster, and to think about getting the Feminist Friday project rolling again.
I don’t know what most of my peeps are up to, and I’m barely answering comments. All this will get better eventually, but I miss publishing a post of my own every day and I miss the networking, which has become my favorite part of blogging.
I had a great week at work. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve given presentations to nearly 700 people — that’s a big part of why I’ve been so busy — and I’ve done well with them. The combination of public speaking and daily personal interaction at this job has changed my personality over the last couple of years. I realized recently that I really can’t call myself an introvert any more. I am able to start conversations with strangers and deal better with crowds and noisy environments than I ever have. I’m able to function for long periods of time without having to shut myself away alone in a room to recover from the social interaction. I do still need alone time, but not like I used to. My anxiety level is way down. This is a relatively new development, and it’s the job that’s done that for me.
My family’s doing great, too. My grandson is becoming a good speller and developing an aptitude for math. He’s reading the titles of tv shows off the program menus, and he can read his first reader by himself. We’re working on his writing. He’s starting Cub Scouts, which makes me a little sad because I miss the baby, but it also makes me proud. I like the way he’s turning out. He’s considerate of others’ feelings, he’s beginning to understand that his actions have consequences, and has an enjoyable sense of humor.
I’d tell you, too, that I’m eager to see how this blog does through the end of the year with the posting once or twice a week at most. In the time we’ve been blogging, we’ve not had a blog that posted at such a low frequency for very long. We’re everyday bloggers when we can afford to be, and most of what we do is designed to produce a steady stream of content over a long period of time. It’s interesting to have one that’s just different. This blog isn’t picking up followers like it was during the first couple of weeks, but it’s done better for page views during this early phase than any of our other blogs did, and I haven’t really promoted it. So we’ll just see.
What have you been up to this week?