october

Because I haven’t posted any pictures of Inez for a few days.

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I know you missed her.

Or, well, you couldn’t give two hoots about her, but I love her and it’s my blog.

I know this is going to sound silly, but having a puppy makes me rethink having kids. I feel like whatever maternal longings I might have had lingering around are pretty spent on the puppy. Also, she makes things really messy. I’ve been told that kids are also really messy. I have issues.

I totally started crying yesterday when Inez missed her “wee wee pad” and I was left cleaning up puppy poop for the umpteenth time. I hear kids also poop.

You see what I’m saying, right?

Feel free to talk me into having kids in the comments, or talk me out of it. I’m pretty sure The Fella would like little humans, but for now I’m sated.

You would think after leaving my jobby-job to go back to freelancing full-time, writing books and working as a writer/editor for hire, that I would have so much time. So untrue. I’ve been working pretty non-stop on a number of freelance jobs (knock on wood) and have been spread pretty thin. I think I’m going to implement a new rule, only two days a week on non-book work for the next few months.  I’m so grateful to have a stable of clients, but I don’t want to overextend myself. I have a long and sordid history of doing just that, and then having a total nervous breakdown–see above comment regarding crying over a pile of dog poop.

So, Resolution #1 is to work on balancing my work on my book with freelance work. Working from home is amazing, but it can often be pretty overwhelming when you can’t leave the office, which is why I quit my job to begin with–I was simply working too much–I don’t want to create the same environment from the comfort of my yoga pants. 

Resolution #2 is a repeat. I resolve this fairly often and never quite make the improvements I want. I resolve this month to work on my posture. I used to have good posture, I don’t know what happened to me (I suspect hours at a computer has something to do with it), but the older I get the more worried I am about the ramifications of my poor posture. This month I resolve to keep my tailbone tucked, my core stable and my shoulders back. 

Resolution #3 is to establish a study schedule. I’m really excited about this one, I just signed up for a year-long course to become a certified nutrition coach.  There are a few nutrition coaching programs out there, I decided to go with a program that’s more technical (science focused) than holistic; I think I have a pretty good base in touchy-feely stuff, I need the facts.  I’ll be sure to share what I learn with the class. 

What are you resolving for October?