I am fully aware I have not been a frequent, nor consistent blogger as of late. But I don’t apologize for extended absences from my blog. I will, however, thank you for still reading! This fall has been a very busy season of life for me.
As I mentioned before I undertook training to become a Master Gardener of Cuyahoga County. My training lasted from late August through early November. It was intense, fun and I learned a lot. Now I’m working on a take-home exam for the course. Around the time class ended I took on another new venture which I hope to blog about sometime in the future, but for now let’s just say I’m still a little busy!
In other news, I also celebrated one year of self-employment this month. I didn’t make a big announcement on my blog when I left my full-time job last year to work as a freelance writer and editor, because frankly, the whole idea was a little scary. It’s still scary, but it’s been an extremely rewarding and challenging year. I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to run a business. Some days I’m not sure if I’m doing this right and others I feel like I hit the ball out of the ballpark! I am confident more “ballpark” days are in the cards for me.
While I write for a living, I blog for me (and you). You sometimes see sponsored content here and I do make a little change from my blog with affiliate links, but for the most part this is where I write when I just need to write. Some days I may not have client work to do so I’m here to write for the sake of writing. Lately it hasn’t been that often, but that’s good because it means my business has been busy.
Lulu celebrated her 4th birthday this month as well. There was a bit of confusion as to her birth date and I actually told her “Happy Birthday!” four days too early. Haha! Her birthday gift was her annual vet appointment with several shots and vaccines to boot.
On a personal gardening front, the season is over here. This week I cleaned up my gardening tools, brought the hose in and did all the “winterizing” chores I could think of. Several weeks ago I also spent time (blood, sweat and tears) “double digging” my garden boxes and amending the soil for spring. This method is not for the faint of heart! But I will be ready to plant immediately next year!