Oh, I suck for abandoning you like this.
It's not that I haven't thought of you. Au contraire. It's like... you know how you have a friend who you really, really like but you haven't talked to in forever and so you know you're gonna need at least an hour and a half to catch up but you don't have that kind of time, so you put it off, put it off... and then you start feeling guilty about what a shitty friend you are and then finally one night on your second glass of wine you're like, hey, fuck it, I'm gonna take 20 minutes right now and although I won't be able to say everything I need to say, it's probably better than nothing and so I'll just pick up the phone and be done with it?
That's kind of where I'm coming from.
All is well in my world, I'm happy to say. I was crazy--insane--with work for a long time, but things are calming down significantly now that I have another awesome consultant in the office and we're changing our delivery model a bit. I also decided I'm not going to take on any more freelance work or side resumes or life coaching (blind leading the blind there, anyway), which gives me more time for myself. I'm doing comedy more and although I haven't written anything worthwhile in way too long a time, I'm starting to kick around a few ideas again.
It's a weird thing when work consumes your life. I never thought it could happen to me; I lean way more on the side of alcoholic than workaholic, or so I've always thought. But I've never had a job that I loved, a job where I get to help people and guide people in their careers, and in their personal endeavors, every single day. And I have an amazing boss who actually appreciates what I do, and who has no problem giving me every tool and resource I need to do my job right.
But it's still not good to put all your energy eggs into a single basket; interesting people aren't one-note wonders. I want to be interesting again! Plus I've had this blog since July 2008. It wouldn't be good to let this go.
And so I'm back.