I said somewhere on social media recently that I’ve been trying to write this post for the past three weeks. Technically, I’ve had the idea and have been trying to write it for over a month, since I started my new job. Or really, since I found out I’d gotten hired. This should show you just how fucking busy I am these days, but then, you’ve always known I’m a busy little bee. “Little” could be argued by those who have met this Amazon.
Yet another chapter of my life has been completed and I’m on to the next with a new job–one I’ve been wanting for so long, I can’t even count the years. I work in the Information Systems department at one of the local school districts; basically Help Desk in IT. I fucking LOVE it. I’m finally happy with what I’m doing, even though writing makes me feel completely blissful. But as far as “jobs” go, this is the one that makes me happy, the one I don’t mind waking up at 5-fucking-A.M. for. I’ve always said if what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy, it’s time to find something new. I’ve found it. I can actually afford to pay my bills on time again. I’ve been waiting five goddamn years to do that.
Since I’ve been so freaking busy these past few months–well, okay, it’s been over a year since I started back to school, but whatever–I haven’t had the opportunity to tell y’all the wondrous things that have happened in my life. Have I mentioned that I FINALLY achieved my Bachelor’s in English? Yes I have, and graduated Magna Cum Laude, I might add, thank you very much. But aside from that, my publishing company growing little by little with book releases here and there, and my new awesome makes-me-happy job, I’ve started writing ASSASSIN again–the second book in the Kick-Ass Girls Club series.
And Teagan is cracking me the hell up.
I titled this post On New Beginnings for a few different reasons, but because there’s also a new beginning for Teagan, and for Jada who lives with her. I can’t tell you much more than that, but if you’d like to see excerpts now and then, be sure to ‘like’ the Just Ink Press and Kick-Ass Girls Club pages on Facebook, and of course, my fangpage Jinxie_G.
Umi is doing well, and has threatened to stop talking to me after she saw what I posted on her fanpage last night. I thought it was funny, and it was especially hilarious at the time. We still joke about her “demential,” and I truly think that helps the situations we find ourselves in at times. She forgets things, changes history, and most of the time I just smile and nod because arguing is futile when she can’t fucking remember what happened. I still don’t think she’s allergic to penicillin, but I’m certainly not going to test it. My mother has quite the sense of humor, though, and that’s why I created the fanpage for her. Eventually, there will be a book. She told me I have to write it before she dies because she wants to read it. Doesn’t work like that, Mom.
I haven’t dated anyone in a year and a half, mostly because I’m focused on bettering myself and making something out of my life, but partly due to the fact that I don’t have fucking time for a relationship right now. And you know what? I’m okay with that. I mean hell, all I need is Prince Charming, but quite honestly and not unlike Nemy, I just don’t believe that fucker exists. And I’m okay with that too. Truthfully, I just don’t believe that there is a man out there who can handle me and all my little idiosyncrasies.
Part of the bettering myself involves drastically changing my diet. I know. What’s Jinxie going to be like without her Pepsi? Mushroom cloud, people. Just sayin’. But really, I know that’s coming down the pike soon and has already begun. My doctor’s orders, and she’s so awesome, I have to listen. It’s all about baby steps, and that’s the rate we’re going. Works for me. Eventually, I’ll be gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. Then I’ll be smoking-free.
But for now, I’m enjoying this damn glass of wine.
PS: Just Ink Press is having a Black Friday sale. Everything is 50% off. You should buy some books. You need to buy some books. So stop dilly-dallying on my blog and GO!