Things are happening! Things and stuff and… happenings!
In case you didn’t read between the lines in my recent post about jitters, I just got a new job! A writing job! And giving Susie a writing job is something like Tom Hanks becoming a professional toy-tester in the movie “Big.” This was my first week, and for days I’ve been itching to just tap somebody on the shoulder and say, “Sooo just to make sure I’m understanding this correctly… You want to pay me… Actual money? …To write? Are you sure?” It’s like getting paid to eat chocolate, or play with puppies. Somebody is giving me a check for something I would gladly do for free! I’m still geeking out about it.
There are other elements to the job than just writing, of course, and since 100% of my professional experience until this point has been in a completely different industry, there’s a lot to learn. But I’ve had my first couple assignments already and they seem to have been well received, so that’s good! (barring the possibility that I have the absolute kindest, most generous coworkers in the world and they just don’t have the heart to tell me how wretchedly awful I actually am. You never can tell with nice people.)
But in any case, I could not be more thrilled to start this new adventure, and I just wanted to give a quick update and explanation as to the crickets on my blog this week. My first couple of days have been a whirlwind adventure and I’m just allowing the dust to settle a little.
*Sidenote: I’m know I’m being vague about the nature of the job and company, but I’m not sure what all the rules are yet and how blurry the line is between writing for me and writing for them… and far be it from me to put the kibosh on this whole opportunity just because I couldn’t keep my big mouth shut. But who knows? Maybe it’s totally fine, and maybe soon I’ll be broadcasting it to the whole wide world. Maybe I’m too paranoid and overthink these things too much. Maybe I was born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.