The best kind of distraction

September 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Yep, after promising to spend more time writing stories, I have gotten hopelessly distracted by other life events this week. However, they are very positive life events that I’m really excited about.

What lies ahead?

Photo courtesy of John Feary

This week I was offered a job as an investment writer, which I’m super excited about. I start in three weeks, and I can’t wait to get started! I’ve been hoping for an opportunity to do more technical writing for a while, and I think this is a fantastic opportunity. Hopefully I’m right about that!

Of course, every opportunity comes with its challenges. First and foremost is the fact that Matt and I will most likely need to postpone our honeymoon. This is a bit of a bummer for more than one reason – while a honeymoon is nice, it’s not necessary, but we were planning to go to New Zealand to celebrate with my extended family.

I have a huge family (about 14 aunts and uncles, plus about 25 first cousins, most of whom have partners and children), and I was really looking forward to introducing Matt to everyone, as well as showing him the beauty of New Zealand. Still, we will definitely do make the trip one day, it just won’t be right away.

There is also the fact that, while I am ready to move on to new things, it is hard to leave all the friends I have made at work. I know I will keep in touch with many of them, but it’s always sad to say goodbye.

Finally, I am thanking my lucky stars that I decided to clean out the spare room the other week, because I will be working from home initially and need to set up a home office in there! I wouldn’t mind working from the living room, where my desk is now, but with our rabbit and kitten running around it’s not conducive to high levels of concentration.

Of course, the room is back in disarray as I tried to rearrange it, however I think we may need to sacrifice the guest room function temporarily (which is okay since we have no overnight guests planned) to fit space for Matt’s drums and my desk.

If we decide to keep it as a home office long-term for some reason we’ll need to come up with a way to make it comfortable for guests without sacrificing space when we don’t have guests. Some options are sofa-beds (most seem to be too big for the space still), sofa-chairs (only big enough for one), blow up mattresses or futons (low to the ground, but effective), or a murphy bed (a lot more work than the others, but super cool!).

Having a small house is a challenge at times, but it does make you creative!

Any suggestions for how to handle a small, multifunction space would be VERY welcome! In the meantime, I’m just excited to see what the future brings.


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