Life gets in the way sometimes and it's hard to get back to where you were. At certain points last year I felt like I was doing really well with blogging - I was providing information which saved people a lot of money and I actually enjoyed getting up and tinkering in this space every day. I was still freelancing and helping out with my radio job but my online ventures became my my main job and I loved every second. Then towards the end of 2012 I was given the opportunity to take my dream role in broadcasting, something I'd trained in and loved for years, I couldn't turn it down. I love my job, it's exciting, it challenges me and makes me endlessly happy.
However because I've thrown myself so deeply into my job I feel like I've let my blog slide, I've allowed standards to drop and I haven't been happy with that. I haven't been putting out my best work and I haven't been proud of my posts over here for a while. I haven't been able to reply to emails or comments like I used to - I'm managing 9 separate work related email accounts, plus 3 blog related along with my personal email. It all got too much. I actually feel better for writing that down.
Now I've got into the swing of my new job (whilst still balancing my freelancing and occasional radio gigs) and the puppy is settled into a routine which doesn't include constant eagle eyed watching in case he poops on the carpet, I feel ready to jump back into proper (in my terms) blogging.
A few things have changed here at Thrifty Towers, I'm taking steps not to allow my depression (which I talked about here) to take over and not to drown in work and blogging. One such step is hiring an assistant - Alice. She'll mainly be working with me on my day job and a few freelance things but in the interests of transparency she may do a few blog posts or reply to emails in time. That said she will always post or reply as her and never pose as me. Mostly she'll just be helping with the admin and research side of my job therefore allowing me time to blog and spend time with my family and friends which I haven't been able to do for a while when trying to juggle everything.
Readers have always been an important part of A Thrifty Mrs. The comments often contain much more useful and thrifty recommendations that my posts and you've always been so incredibly supportive, so I felt I needed to share I'm aware I've let things slide over the past few months and I'm now at a point where I can get back to putting out (hopefully) useful content again.
P.S. Thanks for sticking with me.