Armchair BEA, Day 4: Beyond the Blog

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Today's topic is beyond the blog. We're to write about writing in other arenas as well as anything interesting about us outside the blog.

I sort of dread this topic because I have so little going on outside the blog except work! Many of you know I am a mental health therapist doing contract work which means I see clients according to my own schedule but it entails an extremely large amount of paperwork that I have to do on my down time at home since the daytime hours are spent seeing as many clients as I can. I've always wanted to engage more in writing, but I write so much for my job (assessments, etc.) that I'm sort of worn. Even writing my blog posts is tiresome sometimes. That being said, one day I'd love to write a book. I'm just lacking the creativity right now. (I'd love to take a creative writing class, though!) I mentioned earlier I'd like to write essays, though I haven't gotten around to it yet. Really, I think freelance writing sounds so fun, but I haven't even started to think about how I could do that... mainly because I have no energy after the work I already do.

As for my life outside the blog, lately I feel like there hasn't been much. My husband and I are big fans of the Orlando Magic, but, honestly, I paid hardly any attention to basketball this year because I was annoyed with the NBA lockout at the beginning of the year and then the drama with Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy (I side with Gundy) and all that. So that was a big change from the last couple years when we had partial season tickets and it seemed we were at the Amway all the time! We also have annual passes to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure so we try to take advantage of those as often as we can, although we haven't done much of that recently either. So that's pretty much it. We don't have kids so we do try to do fun things in Orlando, theater, things like that. But everything costs money so we've also learned to become very content with hanging out at home for fun!

9 comments:

Liviania said...

I've never been to Universal Studios, but I'd love to go. Thus I think annual passes are really cool!

Johanna said...

Mental Health therapist? Savior! Can you save me from my insanity? I'm just kidding! : )


Happy Day Four of Armchair BEA to you!

My Armchair BEA Day Four entry

Chrisbookarama said...

It feels hard to find the time for anything these days. The days just fly by!

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

It seems like you have a very busy life, I hope that you find the time to follow your dreams!

Man of la Book said...

I'm not lacking creativity to write a book...just talent, LOL.

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Amen! Things are pricey and it sounds like you guys make the best of everything you do.

PS I got a weird spammy email from you today. Thought I'd give you the heads up just in case you wanted to check it out.

Nise' said...

I hope you find the time to write! I love visiting Orlando.

elena said...

Ooh I'm in Orlando too during the summer! Isn't have an annual pass great?! I love it!

Alyce said...

It sounds like you have a very intense job! It's great that you still find time to fit in blogging.

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