Writer’s Block

First off, I have writer’s block. For years, I was able to sit down at a keyboard or hold a pen. Words flowed out. I covered a variety of topics, from entertaining tips, to proper behavior as a communications person. Lately I find myself writing instructions and functional pieces. How to type. How to start your own business. How to utilize an iPad. Great topics. I enjoyed writing these functional pieces. I did. But now I find myself struggling to write creatively.

Cue the Jaws theme music. Enter writer’s block.


Not my glasses. Photo credit:Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

I’m stuck writing conversations and writing without heart. I decided to write about my experience with writer’s block. No doubt writer’s block will strike again. I’ll find myself unable to write quality pieces.

But right now, sitting down at the keyboard doesn’t feel as overwhelming as I expected. Words flow out of my fingertips, onto the keyboard. It feels like a friend has returned.

Welcome back words. Welcome back. I’d hug you if I could. I’ve missed you.



Here’s a quick update:

September 2016 – end of contract.

I worked as an assistant grader during the fall 2016 semester at the local college. 

In March I wrote and created several play books for a local Tech hub.

March and April found me developing curriculum, instructional plans and all associated documents for 5 courses.

Currently, I’m going through the process of phone interviews and in-person interviews with several companies, for contract work.
Most recently I’ve been rejected for a specific role. This leads me to ask if it’s time to toss in the towel and find a new field.

I’ve been searching for the full time, permanent job for 12 years. I’m tired of applying and interviewing, only to be rejected.


A Girl Back on the Hunt

We’re back at it. My contract ended September 2016.

I was working part time until the middle of December.

So I’m back on the hunt. This time around I’m finding more jobs to apply for. Is it because I’m checking more places, there are more jobs out there, or that I’m qualified for more?



So I interviewed for PR gig this week. It’s the first time in a long time that I’d interviewed for a relevant gig. Over a year.

I think it went well. It was the most relevant interview I’ve had. The gig was for a PR position at my current company.

However I think they have someone in mind for the position.

We’ll see.


Contract extension!

So I started my position in December of 2014. Since them I’ve had my contract extended when it finished in September. The new end date was in December of 2015.

With a co-worker leaving they asked me to take on their role. So I’ve been doing that.

This week my immediate boss came to me and through an awkward conversation, they’ve decided to extend my contract again until April 1. Because I’ve been on contract for over a year, HR has decided to extend benefits to me.

I haven’t had benefits since April of 2005.

Needless to say, I celebrated!


An Update of Sorts

So I realize it’s been a long time since I updated this. So here’s a quick update.

Still at my current position. But on Friday, I got confirmation that the area where I work is being restructured.

I was confused at first, but now there are several new opportunities to take advantage of. There’s a new assistant manager position, a new coordinator position and a new support coordinator position. It’s my understanding that the role I’m doing now, will be phased out. Now’s a great time to mention that I’m on a contract that’s ending very soon.

My plan is to apply for the new positions. I think I could handle doing at least 2 of these new positions without much trouble.

So big changes are coming, but it’s going to take some time to get it all figured out.