So why did I stop blogging for the past 8 months? To make a long story short, because of my job.
To make a long story long: back in February, I worked at the convention and visitors bureau. My very good friend (and supervisor) left the CVB to work somewhere else. Then, the company decided not to re-hire her position. Instead, her responsibilities were divided among the department. My workload instantly--and dramatically--increased. Then, the CVB decided to merge our marketing department with our sister company's marketing department (or the one person who made up their marketing department). This made my workload increase even more.
In April, I accepted a new position at Malouf's, a high-end retail store in Lubbock and Southlake. I went from being a coordinator and assisting the marketing director at the CVB to actually being the marketing director--with no assistants--at Malouf's (except I did have an intern whom I met once, then decided not to come in or return any of my calls after that). Since I started my new position, work has been non-stop. I thought I had a heavy load at the CVB--boy was I wrong! I really enjoy my job, but it's a lot of work! I have since hired a wonderful intern who has drastically helped me, but there's still so much pressure when the whole department is riding on my shoulders. I definitely put most of the pressure on myself, but that's only because I have such high expectations for myself.
So from (mostly) single-handedly trying to run the marketing, advertising, events and promotions of two stores, I've hardly had energy to blog, let alone come home and look at the computer after I've been doing that all day.
I'm slowly getting the hang of things and figuring out how to balance work with the rest of my life, hence my comeback!
In the meantime, Jason and I celebrated our 4-year anniversary in August. This time, no cars were totaled...
And Harley is just as cute--and smart--as can be. I just love this little guy!
I also read this book, which is now one of my all-time favorites. It's such an amazing story!
And finally, just a few days ago, I signed up for Pinterest. I can see how easy it is to become obsessed with this site. I'm already on my way...
Now that I've made my comeback, I guess I have to start blogging more. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a comeback. It would be an appearance. And I'd like more than an appearance on my blog!