Saturday, April 24, 2010

In a Rush!

Let's not forget about the contest!

Today is a day of "catch-up". I usually use Sundays as my catch-up days, where I'll set up projects, finish some projects, and edit some of my stock photography. But tomorrow is going to be a day where I must no matter how I feel finish the guest room - no matter what. I'm so far behind on my script (only 12 pages) with 6 days to go to reach 100, that I know I won't make it. Unless of course a brilliant idea pops into my head and I run with it. Since my pain started, I haven't gotten a whole lot done. 

The remodel has been on hold on my end since April 14th and anything that had to deal with concentrating, well, that just didn't get done. Today the pain is a little better and doesn't hurt too bad to key up this blog post. I started thinking about my blog after my last updated post. I thought about how this blog was started so that I could vent about writing and the writing world. I know lately it has turned into more of a personal blog, but when you don't have a whole lot of close friends and family, a blog about personal things  seen by millions (well maybe not millions...yet) of stranger's eyes is sometimes the next best thing. Sometimes I just feel so isolated from the rest of the world. Especially since all my closest friends live in Watertown, Evansmills, or Rochester, New York, and Portland, Oregon. Sadly, none of them read my blog except one. She knows who she is. Hi Lisa. And since I don't use my real name on my blog, anyone who Google's me looking for my blog won't find it. Noelle Nolan is my pen name and my online presence. She's my alter ego. With her, all things are possible. (I know that just sounded like I should be in a mental hospital) :) 

I guess this is why I submerse myself into doing a ton of things at once. I started a freelance writing business, a stock photography business, script writing, novel writing, remodeling every room in our house, and the list goes on and on. I'm so set in a routine that when outsiders invade my personal space or change up my routine, I get aggravated. I guess anyone would if they're so used to the same thing day in and day out. I go into the city every weekend, although before I started having a ton of pain that prevented me from driving I was going into the city during the week. I guess you really can't call Roanoke a city, at least not compared to the other cities I've lived in. But it works for what it is.

I don't have any children at least not human children to keep me on my toes. I have 2 cats and a dog. They have routine too. Yoda, my dog gets up around 8:30am every morning, goes outside to do his business, comes back in to eat, then sleeps in front of the couch or in my office until 11am, then repeats the process until bedtime. Buddy, my oldest cat wakes me up at 8:22am every morning. For what purpose I'm not sure. I think it's just to get me out of the bed so he can take it over. Because once I'm up, he's lays back down and sleeps until about 2pm. Cooper, my youngest little guy has his own little routine. He's an outside cat that lives in and out of the garage. He's usually in his bed when my boyfriend leaves for work in the mornings and then out hunting for birds or anything else he can catch throughout the day. He usually comes back home around 6 or 7 in the evening. So, we're all in a routine. I need to break my routine, but its a hard thing to do. (any suggestions?)

Yeah, I do believe this is a ramblings post. Sorry for not having any useful information in it. I guess its just my way of venting how I feel. But isn't that what a personal blog is. A place to put your thoughts and issues without having to deal with family and close friends invading and criticizing you? 


SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

I know what you mean about having the anonymity thing. For over a year I kept myself anonymous on here. I've become a little more open, but not so much. Now that more people I know actually read it, I kind of feel a little bit like I can't just put anything out there. And I definitely feel you on getting set in a routine. It can be SO hard to break out of something I just do all the time.

Hope you'll be feeling a little better :) Have a good weekend

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I like this entry because it's nice to know I'm not the only one who's chosen to stay anonymous. I actually only told one of my friends about my blog, and none of my coworkers or students. I think that anonymity makes me feel freer to express myself. If I told a bunch of people I know, I would totally worry about them "invading and criticizing" my writing, like you said, because then I'd keep worrying about what they thought of what I wrote.

Talli Roland said...

I really don't mind if a person blogs anonymously or not - what I connect with is the voice and the thoughts of the person.

Just keep blogging! :)

Ee Leen Lee said...

all the best for Script Frenzy

A personal blog is really what it states on the label, unless you really want to ensure privacy by making your blog exclusive