So This Has Been Happening Lately…

Some of you might have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet on the social rounds in the past month or so (or most likely no one noticed, but hey). Lots of things not so great have been going down. I originally was growing tired of Twitter and the bullying and complaining and general not-so-niceness that our industry has flaunted about in the past year. So I took an almost full week break from any social media. Then a personal catastrophy hit. I don’t really want to publish my personal life for everyone to see, but feel like I must say something as it’s affecting what I’m doing work-wise for the next year. You see, my best friend in the whole wide world, aka my husband, decided that he needed to take some time…alone. In another country. That’s right…the man I considered my soulmate has left me. Because of this and the extreme pressures of all my projects and clients going on lately, I’ve decided to do several things.

  • I’ve cancelled all three of my talks at major conferences this year.
  • I’ve cancelled the book deal I had with Manning Publishing for a WordPress book.
  • I’ve decided I want to simplify things and focus on what’s really best for me and is going to further me in life.
  • I’m returning back to Nashville within the next couple of weeks to be with family, as I have a tendency to fall into depression when these kinds of things happen.

I don’t want to have to worry about all of these side projects as I can barely concentrate on client work right now. And client work is what I sorely need to do, as it’s going to cost $20,000 just to move overseas to be back home. I’m trying to get myself through this life realignment with some sort of finances intact.

My goal is to get things settled for the next month or two at my parents and then buy my own place, a small condo, in the middle of Nashville next to the river and a bunch of parks. A safe haven with that white picket fence and so on. I may be only half a family now, but I know I’ll make it through.  Today you should be thankful for your family and your kids. Hug your wife, kiss your husband and smile knowing that you have a beautiful baby or two. Because some of us who had these things don’t anymore.