August 24, 2011

Blogging Again

Blogging again routinely has been fun. I’m healthier and perhaps happier when I’m writing more consistently, though I do enjoy my breaks. Maybe it keeps my mind focused on fun places I like to imagine and not on things in this world I can’t change, like the fact that I’m still living between family and friends.

I miss living alone, being financially independent. I hate being a constant guest, though my family is on vacation and I am living alone for a month. But I have built this life myself since I was the one who turned down a couple job offers this year: the AOL job for Patch I tried out a couple times and a reporter’s position at a very good weekly newspaper.

The reason I turned them down is that I want to finish the project I’ve been working on all year, a multi-media story about my local animal shelter where I volunteered for about three years. It’s a very meaningful project to me. I am so grateful to have an amazing editor working with me. Right now, I am receiving data via the Freedom of Information Act to complete the project.

I can’t wait to share when it publishes late in the year.

Personally, I’m good. I’m recently in a relationship and we’re having a very good summer.

I’m going to be going through some changes at my website and blog soon, but hopefully there won’t be too much dust during reconstruction.

And thanks for all the sugar for The Seasons series:)

14 comments:

Wine and Words said...

Ah, you've thrown us a bone. Appreciate the personal insights into your life. All the particulars that make you, you...and build that frame of reference through which we understand. Happy for the relationship Shutter Bug. Live open, accessible and vulnerable. MUWAH!

The Empress said...

Thank you, Ed, I like knowing where you are in terms of life, when you write.

It just fleshes things out for me...

Thanks for the update.

Brian Miller said...

hey man i am enjoying your writes...and best wishes on the publication of the project as well...glad its been a good summer for you...

Heaven said...

Great to know that things are doing well for you, both in your professional and personal life.

I am now a blogger addict, after almost 5 months. I can't seem to get enough...which is good as my muse is going stronger which each write.

Mama Zen said...

Definitely keep us posted on the animal shelter project!

darlin said...

There's something therapeutic about blogging I read somewhere, I forget what the article all said but it was interesting. I blog because I can! lol

That sounds like quite the job you had with the animal shelter, I'm interested in reading more and good for Willie, that's a nice happy ending for one of the dogs.

lisaschaos said...

I'm sure it is very hard to live between houses, our son is having to do the same thing since the Joplin tornado took his house. Luckily he's still working and will be able to afford to care for himself again soon. :)

Claudia said...

good to get a bit a personal glimpse into your life ed...congrats on the project publication...sounds great and you know i enjoy that you're writing again..

Pat Hatt said...

Yes I had to stayed with family for two weeks and that was too much, so glad I live alone, even if I am broke..hahaha. Hope the project keeps going great, the cat aka Orlin, sends his regards on it..haha

Carol Riggs said...

Yay for being healthier and happier when writing. I can relate. :) That's cool news about the animal shelter story you have editor interest in. And don't worry about the dust--what's a little bloggerly dust among cyberacquaintances? Have a great weekend. :)

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

I admire your bravery in making hard life choices. You are doing what you love -- and that takes courage.

Cye said...

Hello Ed! I'm back here and I see you've been busy again. I'm tremendously enjoying what I've read so far. You have a very creative mind, kudos to you! Will be back here for some more reading later.

And am looking forward to hearing more about your animal shelter project. :)

Cindy Lou Who said...

I'm new here, and I'm enjoying getting to know you.

New End Studio said...

Hi Ed, I wouldn't have found your blog except that you found mine and commented, so here I am. I had a few teary eyed moments reading your shelter stories and got angry over LA not wanting/allowing the meals to be served. Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked the photo, it was exactly the image I was trying to make.