On Being Unemployed

First off, it’s awesome! I’m lucky enough to have a sugar daddy husband who makes enough that I can take some time off from work. My last day of work was Wednesday. It was bittersweet. I really enjoyed working for my boss and with my coworkers. However, I was burned out. I was having a hard time getting everything done — work, school, keeping the house clean, and working out. Reading? Yeah, that never happened. And let’s be honest, I haven’t been able to do as much writing as I would’ve liked. I know other people are rock stars and can do it all–with kids as a single parent!!–but I’m not that awesome. Almost, but not quite. ;)

So now I need to find a daily routine! And some sort of part-time job to get me through the end of school. Did I mention that I graduate with my MFA in January?? Holy moly, it’s almost here! I have some plans up my sleeve for what I’ll do after that momentous event, but I want to lay some groundwork before divulging my plans.

It’s Saturday! And my BYU Cougars are taking to the field. I absolutely love me some BYU football. So I’m watching the game this afternoon. But I’ll be productive while I watch it; I’m going to revamp my resume!

Happy Weekend! Here’s another inspiring song from Metric:



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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

3 thoughts on “On Being Unemployed

  1. I’m so happy for you that you will have the time to concentrate on school and your writing. I worked the whole time I did my MFA and I always regretted it. What school are you at? I went to George Mason for mine.

    1. I’m doing a low res program through Converse College in South Carolina. I have no idea how I survived the last year and a half–particularly the third semester–and I’m looking forward to being able to focus on my thesis this semester.

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