Over two years ago I saw a woman appear on Oprah (who coincidentally had the same name as me) and she made a living off of advertising on her blog. I was going through a very tumultuous time in my life and I thought to myself, I have enough compelling things going on, I should start a blog. When I really started thinking about it though the only interesting thing happening was just how miserable I was in my job and the blog would have been an outlet for my venting. It would have sounded the same every single day. “I hate my job,” “nothing is fair at work,” “I am absolutely miserable,” “how soon can I get a new job,” and finally “what do I want to do for my life/career?,” so I never started writing. There wasn’t much that I could have done. I worked at one of
the best companies in the city where I live, was making pretty decent money despite my
lousy performance and the economy was one of the worst in decades. In hindsight I should have started writing because the next year of my life was pretty damn exciting and it hasn’t slowed down much since.
Three months after that episode of Oprah I was called into one of the big boss’s offices
late on a Thursday afternoon. Knowing I was going to be fired, I was actually moved to another team, started to performed very well, which continued into the following year. Then March of that next year (2010), I got pregnant and gave birth to our son six weeks early at the end of October. Had I known all that would change I would have loved to have documented it. Thankfully, I am a pretty consistent journal writer, so I was able to
record some of it. Oh well, you live and you learn. Not much I can do about it
now, except start a blog once and for all!
This blog will be more or less a blend of what is going on in my life. My effort to lose the baby weight (I’ve got 11 more pounds to lose and he’s 9 months old, not to mention the 25 pounds I put on before I got pregnant), in conjunction with my extreme love (and skill) for baking and of course the never ending adventures into parenthood. I will try to keep it light and optimistic, but sometimes life does get in the way of that.
So enjoy and I will try to post at least something a couple of times a week.