Tea and Sympathy

I don’t want to delve too deeply into this, but here is what happened. About six weeks ago I got a job. It was going to be a work-from-home kind of thing, totally flexible hours, the kind of thing all stay-at-home moms dream of getting. It was fun and interesting and involved being paid for writing.

Then the company went under, and that was over.

I am doing okay with this, it’s a mental adjustment but I wasn’t attached enough to the whole situation to feel a loss. So don’t worry. It’s nothing that chocolate and a cup of tea can’t cure.

But now I find I am sitting on information, and it’s burning a hole in my pocket. Part of my job was to gather weekly info on what was happening in Ottawa that was suitable for families. Trust me when I say I know everything, every little thing, that will be happening in this city in the next six months.

I was thinking of making some weekly activity posts, just to get it out of my system. It’s kind of like the Summer of Awesome, but extended out to a Year of Fabulous. Plus, it would shake things up around here because lately I feel all I am blogging about is cooking and YouTube and how I yearn to be on Cash Cab (well, that series is mostly in my head – you’re welcome).

I’m mulling it over. Pass the chocolate.

5 thoughts on “Tea and Sympathy

  1. twohandsfull

    oh that sucks that the job evaporated. Sounded pretty sweet. Crap.

    I think that series would be awesome. I could really use someone like you to do all the legwork for me. I pay in chocolate 😉

  2. MrsCarlSagan

    I would love to see some activity posts. The columns you were writing on the other site were really informative and helpful to me because I never seem to know what neat things are happening in this city. Bring on The Year of Fabulous!

  3. As someone who works an amazing flexible schedule, I know how hard it is when the “perfect job” evaporates – they’re so hard to find! But you could totally do something cool with the info! I wish we had something similar in Seattle, but everything is spread out on a ton of different sites.

  4. Would love to see a year of fabulous as a regular feature around here! Trickle them out a few weeks in advance of the event (for planning) but not too far in advance (to keep content in your back pocket!)

  5. I think you would feel good about sharing the info and also that all the research time has not gone to waste. Maybe you don’t get paid in cash, but there are plenty of other currencies: doing something good and feeling good about it; gratitude and admiration of your growing fan base; and oh did I forget to mention chocolate!

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