So, where have I been? That is a good question. To be honest with you, I have been extremely busy with my writing and schoolwork. I have more freelance writing jobs than I can handle and juggling them with a doctorate program is tough, but I love it! However, my blog and website have suffered and if you are one of my three (Haha) followers, I bet you have been wondering where I went.
If you want to see some of my work that has been published, there are many websites I have worked on as a ghostwriter such as WagWalking.com, FluentWoof.com, BetterHelp.com, Outdoorsy.com, and DavesGarden.com. Most of what I have been writing are articles for psychology, which is what I am getting my PhD in so I specialize in that. But I am also pretty good at writing articles about everything from dog walking to hiking to gardening. And today, I am going to spend most of my day improving my long-neglected website. I am open to suggestions. Let me know what you want to see on my website!
I am so ashamed of myself. Why even have a website if you are not even going to keep up with it? In fact, why have I been paying for this website when I have not even been on here in almost two years?!?! I have a bunch of reasons, mostly school and work related. But, I have also spent quite a bit of time on my health. I flew to Pennsylvania 11 months ago to get gastric bypass surgery and have been spending more time moving around instead of sitting down. It is kind of hard to write on this blog when you are moving around. I need to get one of those standing desks so I am not sitting all the time.
Yep, I am going to order one today. As soon as I am done here. Anyway, I also have been promoted to editor by one of my clients and that requires hiring, managing, editing, and publishing 20 writers who write between 10 and 40 articles per week each. Plus, I still write for BetterHelp.com and DavesGarden.com. And getting my PhD in Psychology is more time-consuming than I thought and I have not even started on my dissertation yet. Good times!!! I love my life. My 20 grandkids and 8 kids! It is so wonderful to be able to work from home and enjoy all the benefits of living in the country with my lovely husband who just retired last month. LOL. That is a whole other story!
So...until next time, these are just some of my thoughts...
This is going to be a short blog. I was sharing my website link and looked here and realized I had not written anything in nine months! It has been a busy and exciting year for me, working for myself makes it difficult to plan my hours the way I would if I was working for someone else, but it is good because of school. After getting straight A’s during my MBA program, I realized that PhD programs are a whole other ballgame! But, I love it! It is just time-consuming and sometimes a bit stressful when the workload is heavy at the same time I have a big account to take care of. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines……
Speaking of deadlines, I have a lot of work to get back to. I just wanted to stop in and let my readers know that I am still alive and that I did not forget about you. Of course, if you need me for anything, you can always send me an email here or a message on one of my social media pages. Just some of my thoughts..............
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