Saturday, 25 June 2011

Success

My first article to be published.   I could not believe it when I glanced through the magazine in the supermarket. I have been trying not to build my hopes up to much because I have been disappointed.  But, finally there it is in black and white.    

I just need to get on with it now and get some more sent off.  I have been so busy of late that I have written loads, in their first draft stage, but then seem to get way laid and never get much further with them.  So, maybe this will get me going and motivate me to sit and get them finished.

What a feeling. Also just got my latest assignment back and received really good, positive comments so I am really happy with that one,  More work to do I need to get the next assignment finished. It's half done but once again just sitting there.  If only there was more hours in a day.  If I didn't have to sleep it would be great. 

Sunday, 12 June 2011

How time flies

I cannot believe it is almost a year since I split with my husband.  After ten years together I look at him now and he is a stranger. 

The multitude of feelings I have gone through these last twelve months is extraordinary.  From despair to loneliness to hate and anger.  Now, when I have to see him I feel nothing.   I can't even be bothered to talk to him.  Take today, he arrives to pick up the kids and he's all "are you OK? You seem a bit quiet today." What does he expect?  I don't want to speak to him.  There is nothing for me to say anymore.  There is certainly nothing wrong apart from the fact that once again he is late.

My life has changed so much these last months.  I feel like the real me has been buried away these last ten years.  I had lost myself. It was an endless round of nappies and housework and more nappies.  Now, the kids are growing older and they are so much fun.  The house stays tidy and I have time for me.  To do  the things I love like reading, writing and more importantly shopping.

The good thing to come out of this, is I am a stronger, happier person.  Instead of feeling stuck in a mundane job I am working towards launching my career and escaping the mundane nine to five.  At the minute I feel like I can take on the world and win.  That is exactly what I plan to do this year!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Vibrators and Stairlifts

I bought a number of magazines today for research purposes.  I was browsing through one publication which was primarily aimed at the older lady.  It had  the standard articles, letter page and so forth. All the items you would expect to see in a magazine for a person of any age.

What I didn't expect to see was a very large advert for vibrators nestled amongst the many other ads for stairlifts, mobility products and anti-aging vitamin supplements.  I did a double take and re-read this 3 times before my brain actually accepted that yes, this was an advert for a vibrator.

It's not so much the fact that it was advertising the vibrator, and any body that is in to that type of thing, well, enjoy.  It is the fact that it was next to a stairlift advert.  It just looked weird and out of place. It doesn't fit with the image I had built in my mind of the person that would buy this magazine on a weekly basis.

Still, who knows what goes on behind closed doors?

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Just checking in.  It has been a while since my last post but I have been so busy what with one thing and another that finding the time to do it all is proving a bit of an impossibilty.

Have just returned from a long weekend break with my mum and dad and the kids and we had a great time.  I laughed so much that my sides actually hurt.  I feel chillaxed and ready to take on the world (Well, soon to be ex-husband) again.   It was just what the doctor ordered.

Well, better crack on with the course work that has been pending for a few weeks.  Just a final check and that is another item checked off my very long to do list. I now have a lot of inspiration after my weekend break so I need to get scribbling away.