So, I’ve been working for over 11 years as a Veterinary Technician at the same clinic. It was once bearable and actually very interesting in the beginning when I was young and naive of all the bullshit that went on. As I got older and more aware of the politics I started to hate it. I mean HATE it. Mostly because of the people. Well, some people. We all know how one or a few assholes in the work place can make a rewarding job, absolutely miserable. I used to excuse myself and go cry in the bathroom. Anyways, about three years ago my sister and I decided to launch a “food truck” for pets. We were the third of it’s kind in the country when we started and have been in numerous magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. With that said, it’s not doing as well as we thought. I’ve continued to work at the clinic this entire time, only reducing my hours by ten per week, which by the way has improved my quality of life. But the biz isn’t bringing in enough moolah so that I can quit completely, and the biz can’t get any better if I don’t have more time to put towards it. It also isn’t going to start making more money unless more people know about us which costs money for advertising, marketing, and what not, which we don’t have. It’s a bunch of catch 22s, I think. So, what do I do? I decide to go back to school! As of January 13th I will be running a business, working a regular job, and going to school part time. Doesn’t that sound great?! Oh, and I don’t know what I’m going to school for. I’m just picking up where I left off when I was getting my AS. I dunno, I figure I’ll just throw as much as possible on my plate and see if one pans out.
So, why the blog? I have another one that I started in 2010 but I don’t really do much with it anymore. Last year I totaled 3 blog posts. That blog is mostly about food and restaurant reviews with a little travel and shenanigans worked in. Since I started my business I don’t go out to eat as much anymore and I sure as fuck don’t have the time to sit down and write about it. So, what do I do? Start a new blog! I was talking with my friend Ali, who’s a big time blogger, about our blogs and how I don’t write in mine anymore and I came to the realization that I just want to write a blog that’s real. Yeah, I’ll probably still write about food and travels and drunken Tom Foolery, but I’m also going to write about how I’m so effing broke I have to borrow my friend’s vacuum because I can’t afford to buy my own or how I had a nervous breakdown a few months ago in the kitchen in front of my boyfriend because I was sick and all I wanted to do was be in bed and drink hot soup but I was obligated to make effing dog treats. That stuff is way easier for me to write about than trying to describe the texture of my dinner.