Dear Plate Spinning 101 –
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write.
I haven’t come to make excuses. You deserve more than that.
But, please, give me a chance to explain.
Remember that new, full-time day job I told you about? The one downtown? That keeps me away from home for upwards of 12 hours a day?
Well, I got wrapped up in it big time – meeting new people, starting new projects, learning new software (nothing as awesome as you, I swear), meeting tight deadlines…
The next thing I know, I let a week go by without posting a single entry. Then it was two weeks. Weeks turned into months and by then I talked myself into believing you didn’t even miss me.
But I missed you. Big time.
Truth be told, you were always at the top of my to-do list. Really. It’s just that, as soon as I walked through the door at the end of a long day spent sitting in front of a computer, the last thing I wanted to do was spend my evening sitting in front of – you guessed it – a computer.
Oh, sorry. There I go making excuses…
No, you’re not to blame. Maybe I just expected too much. When we first started our partnership, I had just watched that movie, “Julie and Julia”. I had visions of agents calling with book deals and a steady stream of ad-generated revenue. While neither came to fruition, that’s OK. You were always there for me, letting me vent, laughing at my lame jokes. And what did I do? I left you out in the blogosphere all alone.
Here’s the thing. I wanted to make a really good impression at this job. It meant a lot to me to get my confidence back after getting laid off.
But now, the thing is, I have my confidence, but I’ve lost my creative outlet, many loyal readers and, worse, my syndicated sponsor.
No, I don’t want your pity. What I want, if I may be so bold, is to make it up to you…if you’ll let me.
You see, I’m still trying how to figure out how to keep my plates spinning. I’ve learned a lot about which plates are most important to me. And I want to share it all with you.
The bottom line is…
You complete me.