Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why I've Been Away

Hello chickies,

This will be brief - I am leaving in a few minutes for some training for work.

I still have not invited even half the people to Blogxygen that will eventually probably be readers.  I am so insanely behind on blog reading and posting and all that jazz.  With my job, I had originally planned on only working 2ish times/week, but so far I have been working much more than that.  Not sure, exactly, which direction I want to go, and if I want to continue to work that much, but suffice it to say, it has kind of been taking all my energy.

I am working at a residential treatment center for adolescent girls with behavior problems/addictions.  While I love it, and the job is extremely rewarding at times, it is also phyiscally taxing and emotionally draining - a far cry from my cubicle job at Healthcare Company where it didn't take much out of me, physically or emotionally.  And while I really like my job, it is not very easy.

So I am trying to adjust to that, I think.  Trying to balance the job vs. having enough physical and mental stamina to come home to my kids and be a good mommy and wife.  It's a balancing act that I am trying to figure out, and in the meantime, my blog has kind of been on the back burner.

So that's why I haven't been around.  I hope to get more invites sent out this week before I leave town for the weekend, and hopefully then I can start blogging more regularly.

Hope you are all well.  So happy you are here, and reading.  And thanks for being patient with me while Blogxygen has kind of sucked.  It won't much longer, I promise!


Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Your blog doesn't suck. We'll be patient! :-) I'm glad you are liking the job...adjustment periods are natural...especially when going from one sort of thing to something completely different. Remember to self-care while doing the kind of job you're doing. It's important. And if that means the blog takes a back seat at times, so be it. Similarly, if self care means MORE blogging, that's great too. You'll figure it out. Hope you'll feel more on top of things soon - I'm sure getting all the invites sent out is very time consuming!!!

Laur said...


I used to work at a residential treatment center for youth with MH/MR issues, and it was draining!

Take care of yourself!

simonattic said...

Sounds like an intense job! But I'm sure you are great at it! I worked as a psych tech at primary children's residential treatment center in salt lake for awhile, and although very intense, I loved it. Good luck, and don't worry about blogging right now.....take care of yourself and kiddos. Sometimes being super busy can be good, and sometimes not......so, put yourself first before updating your blog! With that said, I still love reading your updates....just don't stress about it! : )

Tabatha Bourdel said...

Take your time, we'll wait for you!

ania said...

Of course, Brie. I'm sure that will take some time to work out. Not only are you just going back to work, you're going into a job that can be very emotionally and physically taxing.

Keep taking good care of yourself.

With care....

Just That ZombieGrrl said...

Your new job sounds amazing! It's totally worth the wait for all the stories I'm sure you will return with when you're caught up. I hope you have a fun and safe weekend at training! :)

Jonny and Haley said...

Sounds like a physically and emotionally difficult job- but I'm sure you're wonderful at it. Good luck!