Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Missed you! Air kisses!

Hey party people. Little did I know 2 weeks or more ago that my last post would be...well, my last post for a while. Life has been good--busy, but good.

First, work. Well, work is work. Travelling, meetings, etc., etc., all the regular stuff. Nothing new, other than it's starting to get increasingly more demanding (but also the most fun I've ever had at a job, ever!).

I decided work wasn't keeping me busy enough though (HA!) and so I've started on a 2-year MBA program. I just started last week, and it's really a great program. It's all online which works really well for me. I've thought about doing this off and on for many years, but part of what's held me back is travelling and not being able to commit to a regular class. Now, I have no excuse. In (roughly) 2 years, I'll have my degree--SWEET! Needless to say, though, this program is cutting into my free time. Oh well, short term hit for a long term gain...

Speaking of things cutting into my free time--there's blogging, too. I've had a few things pop up here and there that have reminded me that blogging is (was?) starting to have an unhealthy place in my life. I have a somewhat addictive personality by nature, and when I got up to writing 4 blogs and contributing to a 5th, I realized it was time to dial it back a bit.

My Runs With Perseverance blog is still active but on hiatus. Since I'm not training for anything now, I don't really have that much to say about running other than "ran this far, this pace." Big deal. So I decided to combine my running with this blog (again...in fact it sprung out of this blog). I wanted to keep my photo blog because it's not much work and it's fun. All the other stuff is either gone, or I'm not participating in any more. Just too much.

Well...I think I've got my priorities straight now, at least I hope so. We'll see how this all goes. Even if I stop blogging completely, though (perish the thought!) I'll still come visit y'all occasionally, and will continue my "private email, off the bloggosphere" friendships.

More later...

6 Comments:

Sue said...

Kisses! Thank you!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

you rock jim. thanks for the cool comments. best to you in your graduate program. you can do it. i did it all while working full time, too. whatever you want bad enough ... if you really want it bad enough ... you will see it through .. i have no doubt .. especially because of your obsessive personality, too (that's a good thing). thanks for your sweet words on the bloggies.

and so sweet how you backed up our sue today, too :)

take care, kathleenybeany :)

Penelope said...

Missed you too! Mwah-mwah-air-kisses right back :o)
You do sound awfully busy so you're forgiven ;o)

Daniel said...

Whew! Found some time to comment....

Sounds like work is busy but good. You know I am here to help if there is ever a need for me! ;)

Second, I am quite jealous of you and your MBA program. I am seriously considering that same path, but need to work out a few details first. It may be a year or two before I can pull that off. I will have to live vicariously through your program for now!

Third, yes, blogging does take time. And right now, I also need to be inspired to write something. Nothing seems that exciting at the moment, and I have too many little projects going on to focus. Not that I will not be writing in my blog, but I just need some inspiration. Oh, I will find something son enough surely!

Back to the MBA. I am quite excited for you.

jtj3 said...

Sue, kisses back! Wait, we've got to stop this at some point or we'll be in a loop...

Beany, thanks for the words of encouragement! Being obsessive can be both good and bad...it's all what you do with it. :-)

Pen, glad to know I'm forgiven...thanks! I stopped by today for a quick visit to your place.

Dan thanks for the kinds words. Miss seeing you around and visiting your blog, man! The first 2 wks of the program have been pretty easy, but I'm betting it won't stay that way. I'm sure in another few weeks I'll be crying like a baby saying "AAAAA mommie get me out of this school thing..." Or not, I'm not sure. Oh and re: inspiration--I'm confident you'll find your muse soon.

Rick said...

I totally understand where you're coming from. Hey! Good luck in the MBA program. I hope it works out for you.

Blogging can overtake one's life. I've cut back the time I'm spending on it. I hope you do keep at least a weekly update on what's going on though, Jim.