You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet on my end. I haven’t posted anything for two weeks and barely have been keeping my Facebook and Twitter feeds alive.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you guys what’s happening in my life and why the sudden silence. There are a couple of reasons for this and hopefully in the next couple of weeks, everything will return to normal.
I was burned out.
I did a crazy amount of travel in the past month. First I was in New York City for my brother’s graduation from Columbia University and then it was off to Boston for a couple days to hang out with family and to play tourist. I was back home for two weeks before setting off to Chicago and Milwaukee for Bloghouse (more about this soon!). Who knew so much travel could be a bad thing? I don’t do well with time changes and all the subtle time adjustments didn’t sit well with me. I was constantly tired and my body was stressing out which meant that…
I got sick.
Everything started shutting down. I felt like I had the flu without actually having the flu. Joints ached. I was constantly craving sleep and had headaches. It was my body’s way of telling me that I needed to slow down and just take it one step at a time.
As I was getting a handle on everything, I had the most intense hay fever attack that I’ve ever had. For days, I croaked and sounded so sick. I was coughing, sneezing and generally just sounded miserable. Everyone told me to go home to rest. But, no rest for me because in amongst all this falling apart…
I got a new job!
I received the offer while I was in Milwaukee for Bloghouse. When I came home, I put in my two weeks notice. Yes, Bloghouse does change lives [though maybe not in the way you think :)]. My last two weeks at my previous job was a hectic two weeks as I raced to finish projects and create all the transition documents needed to help train the next person.
I’ve had one week on my new job now and so far I’m really enjoying it. I am now the Community Manager for Gastropost Vancouver which challenges food lovers in the city to complete food missions, snap a photo and then share it online. These photos can then be published in one of the city newspapers. There are other branches in Toronto, Edmonton, and Calgary as well. There has been a lot of learning, but I’m excited about the new opportunity and to do something completely different.
All in all, it has been an interesting couple of weeks. Life was going full speed ahead and all I could do was hold on. Despite having tons of ideas and a backlog of posts, the blog fell by the wayside.
However, now that things are slowly calming down, stay tuned for some updates. I have a lot of posts coming up about my time in Boston, Chicago, and Milwaukee. Plus, as a result of my time at Bloghouse, I’ll be making a couple of changes around here too.
How do you handle stress when life just becomes too much? Do you ever think that you’ve been traveling too much?