Finding time to write this blog has been a challenge. It’s not that I don’t want to do, it is because I am usually busy with a lot of things all simultaneously. Work takes up most of my time. If I could only be as famous as Stephen King and write full time? But, alas, I cannot. I usually get here at 7:00 in the morning then put in a ten hour day while I work at my desk through lunch. Then I need to find time to write on my newest novel. And I have to find time to write this blog. Plus I still need to take time to receive chemotherapy but I admit that chemotherapy is kind of a big deal for me. I am still at a loss as to how to market myself.
The last several weeks have been especially busy. Last month the company I work for had their National Sales Kickoff in Cancun. Everyone in the office was excited! Free vacation! WOOT! But, sadly, they are not experienced in the ways of company travel. If our company was paying for everyone from the northernmost wilds of Canada to the southern tip of Chile to go to Cancun it was not for the drinks and fun in the sun. I have experienced work conferences and I already knew what to expect. We started at 7:00 AM everyday (8:00 if you wanted to skip breakfast) and went on until 5:00 or 6:00 in the afternoon. Then it was a work sponsored event of some sort until 9:00 or 10:00 in the evening. In the meanwhile we had to keep up with our normal work. Kudos to the kids who managed to keep the schedule and still take advantage of the drinks at the all inclusive resort.
After we came back I had to spend time catching up from the work I fell behind on while going through my tenth round of chemo.
And then I attended publisher training earlier this month while fighting nausea from that round of chemo.
Today I just finished my thirteenth round of chemotherapy. I still manage to keep perspective in all this through a simple equation –
Work = Health Insurance = Survival
See how that works? 😀