I’m doing home from my work (my new job!)

I really did get a job, and it’s AWESOME.

Amongst various other official and serious tasks, I’m getting paid to write.  How rad is that?  I’m a pro writer!

Well, kinda.

One of the aspects of my new position is to follow tech news, social media, and the interwebs and write about some of the exciting, innovative, important going-ons.  And a really clutch component of this job o’ mine…

I work from home. 

this is me, in my chair that i work from - in my living room. oh hi there!

I know what you’re thinking: sweatpants, watching TV and having a party on the clock.  In reality, it’s so not like that.  My friend Christina, who I’ve known for years, is now a co-worker of mine.  She recently described the experience so well, I’m just going to quote her:

Working remotely is not for the faint of heart nor is it as easy as people think. It takes a high level of dedication and self motivation, discipline and the ability to juggle many things at once.


And why do people hate on sweatpants so much.  Have they ever worn sweats? What’s not to love? Comfy, soft, ambiguous, nice.  Sweats are alright by me.

For real though: I’m in the process of learning self discipline.  I’ve had more than one medical professional “diagnose” me as ADHD, and OCD.  I take such diagnoses with a grain of salt, honestly.  As for the ADHD thing – I am so easily distracted, it’s crazy.  A noise, something shiny, a text, FB, etc.  I feel like I always know what’s going on and my brain is totally aware of twenty simultaneous things worth thinking about.  Adam Carolla always defines it as “hypervigilence,” and it’s more about super situational awareness and multi-tasking, rather than ADHD.

Okay, I’m totally hyper.  I know that.  And once I get going, I can go nuts.  I get super excited and my hands start flying and I’m exclaiming excitedly and just going off.

here i am excitedly holding up the fancy notebook i made to keep my work stuffs organized.

But… I actually have an amazing attention span when it comes to something that I’m interested in or passionate about.  I’m all eyes on the prize, ya know?   Sometimes, I’m too interested.  Insert the reason they sling that OCD label my way.  I can get a little obsessive about things, sometimes.   One day, I worked for like ten hours in a row.  Oops.

I just get into it and I love it and I just go for it.

So. This post has fabulously gone off track. It’s all related stuff, but I’m sure (if you’re actually interested enough to read this far) that you’re wondering wtf I actually do.  Well, here’s a link to some of my writings. Enjoy!

it appears this is very serious

It’s a multi-faceted job, it keeps me challenged, and it’s stuff that I love doing.  I’m learning so much, I’m reigniting my passion for professional writing, and I work with a crop of the nicest, most welcoming people ever.  So far, my reception has been wonderful.

I am so blessed to have this opportunity, given my health and the fact that we’ll be moving at some point – working from home is more than ideal for me.   On days I don’t feel so well, it’s so much better to be home than to be in an office.  No commute, no special office wardrobe.  There are tons of perks.  I drive way less, less emissions, less gas… so cool!

little pooch naps behind me while i work.

Wish me luck, and I’ll let ya know how it goes !

As always, thanks for reading.  xoxo, hhr

P.S – I know I talked about my place of work.  Just remember, this is my personal blog and everything expressed here is of my own opinion and is NOT the view of the company I work for!

what a day

December 19, 2011 : What a Day. 

  • I get offered a job, one that I really wanted; a writing job. I accepted and I start tomorrow. I’m elated!  I was so nervous all weekend, so I’m also relieved  as well. whew.
  • Duggs got some really great news today, having to do with some ongoing work stuff.  I’m happy for him.  He works so hard, always.
  • We are done with all of our Christmas gifts that had to be mailed out – some nine or ten packages and parcels altogether, so many!!  It’s a HUGE relief that we got it all done and with so much pizazz. We really went the extra mile, It literally took at least 80 man hours to get done what we did. I’m totally going to get “glitter lung,” or some other ailment from excessive crafting.   And I can’t post pics yet – I don’t want to ruin anyone’s surprise!

okay, here's ONE sneak peek - that's it!

  • In order to get it all done, we had to stay up all night.  Now my brain is a pile of mush and I can hardly keep my eyes open.  I have to go to sleep in a minute.
  • One year ago today, we lost our baby-to-be; we just realized it was the 19th, and even though it’s been a whole year – I’m still sad.  I still miss being pregnant and wish that I had a baby bouncing on my knee right now.

duggs was deployed, so to help him understand what i was going through, i took a lot of photos - here's me on dec 19, 2010, quite sad and upset, and not feeling well.

Whew, what a day.  Mostly, I’m super thankful and stoked.  And for the Cletus thing (Cletus-the-fetus) I’m reflective, sad (yes, and I think it’s okay to be sad) and I’m trusting God with the big picture.  We’re playing the long game.

So I’m remembering today, how I was to and see fit.

But as for tomorrow and the new year ahead of us: it’s full speed ahead!!  I’m so excited for 2012.  Duggs and I have decided that it’s going to be our year, we’re just gonna do big, great, things next year, all increasing our happiness, bettering ourselves, and doing that whole shooting-for-the-stars thing.

Yeah, wow.

What a day !


as always, thank you for reading my blog here! xoxo, hhr