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Who DOES that?

Oh, apparently me.

Soooooo yeah. I'm going back to work tomorrow. At a new job. Well, not really new since it's the same job I had before. But still, I'll be making a new start.

I know way back in September when I took a new job in the VERY beginning of my pregnancy people thought I was crazy. But at the time, it was the right choice. It really was.

But things change, and people change and time heals all wounds right? RIGHT.

So I'm going back to work tomorrow at The Bryan Times. I'll be writing AGAIN and editing AGAIN and driving local public figures crazy AGAIN.

And I'm excited.

Don't get me wrong, selling phones wasn't bad at all. It just wasn't for me. My heart belongs to writing and I realized during my little "sabbatical" that I just can't escape journalism forever.

And from what I'm hearing, I'll have a lot of support. Kyle is especially understanding and wonderful through all of this. He knows that a happy wife does equal a ha…

Whines and wins of pregnancy

I've judged. You've judged. We all do it at some point in our lives.

But of course, the old saying is usually true: Never judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes.

You see, I used to judge pregnant women and think they were soooo whiney and annoying. I thought they were just playing it up for the attention or the sympathy.

I feel differently now that I'm one of them. I've walked more than a mile, AND DANG IT MY FEET HURT!

I've become that woman I used to despise: Whiney, cranky, bitter and annoying. AND I CAN'T HELP IT.

Today, I started back into another woe-is-me rut and thought I'd make a list of all the things I can't stand about being pregnant. And you'll get that list, TRUST ME.

But then, to keep myself from losing my mind over the next 13 plus weeks, I decided that for every whine I had, I'd come up with a win, a positive side of creating a human being.

So, read ahead with caution. I'll try to keep it balanced.

Whine: I am …

Back to Blogging

I'm good at writing. It's true.

That's right, I'll toot my own horn for a minute and be a little cocky. Everyone is allowed to do that sometimes.

But the problem is, I've let my writing slide. I've lost that feeling I used to get when I'd put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and write something great.

Well, I hope I've found it again. I've decided to bring this blog back to life and bring my life back to writing. I closed this site down when I left my job at the newspaper, but I felt like I lost a little bit of who I am.

I've realized that I don't need to get paid to pound out some paragraphs. I can pull out the laptop and spew out my thoughts whenever I feel the need.

And trust me, right now there is a need.

Tomorrow marks the start of my 26th week of pregnancy - the LAST WEEK of my second trimester. And what's after that? The freakin' THIRD TRIMESTER.

How the heck did I get here so fast? I have no idea, but it's BLOWING MY MIND.

S…