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On The Hunt

A blog about autism, life and the single mom

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January 2015

Missing moments

I was in Eureka Friday visiting one of the TV stations whose digital properties I manage. I did trainings with the reporters, and then got to hang out with the news anchor after work. It was a nice break from routine, but it reminded me of what I miss.

Have you ever missed a moment in your life and wished you could go back to it? I don’t necessarily miss one specific moment, it’s more like a chapter of my life. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed being a reporter until I accepted a position where I don’t go into the field and create content. Instead, I manage a website for two TV stations, their social media accounts, and their apps. On occasion I get to jump in and help post breaking news and press releases. Continue reading “Missing moments”

Creating order

Horoscopes are funny things. You either believe in them or you don’t. I don’t typically put a lot of stock in my horoscope or what it is telling me about being a Capricorn. Today was different though. I took today off from work, this allowed me to actually sit and enjoy my breakfast. On a whim I decided to check my horoscope, and it said something that resonated with me, mostly because I’d been thinking about this for a while.

My horoscope said that I need to streamline my life and make it more user friendly, and that I also needed to get things in order before I start pursuing romantic endeavors. The reason why this resonated with me is because I have all these half completed projects around my house, but haven’t found the time to finish them. My master bed room basically became a large closet because I didn’t feel the need to put away my folded, clean clothes. My sewing projects had taken over the guest room, and I have a bin in the kitchen filled with mail┬áthat needs to be filed. Continue reading “Creating order”

Dating & disappointment

“Everybody deserves somebody who makes them look forward to tomorrow.” ~ Orebela Gbenga

One of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced when trying to break back into the dating world hasn’t been my career or my son – it’s timing.

I’ve never had great timing. I can look back over the years and see the pattern. In high school, I wasn’t confident enough and this led to much disappointment because I would talk myself out of even going after a guy I had a crush. I would use excuses as a defense mechanism. Then when those excuses turned out to be even partially true, I used them as a brick to build a wall around myself and my heart. By the time I was to the point where I’d work up the courage to ask the guy out, he was already dating someone. Continue reading “Dating & disappointment”

New year, new direction

After a series of opportunities took me away from this blog, I’ve decided to come back to it with a different approach.

Instead of focusing on crafts and projects, and this recipe or that, I’ve decided to focus more on my life and share pieces of it. I’ve noticed one of the big things about having a career and a child with autism, is that there isn’t necessarily people out their talking about their experiences or life. Continue reading “New year, new direction”

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