In with the New

by | Personal

Well, the holiday season is over and it’s time to get back to work again. We took down and packed away all the Christmas stuff, and now the place looks normal. My holidays were mostly fun and a bit different. I guess I should write about events that lead up to the holidays…like from August forward.

Ever since August, the remainder of 2008 felt like a blur. A lot was happening personally and professionally.

I had attended the Voice 2008 conference and came home completely exhausted. And as hard as it was to rationalize, work was slow. August was the slowest month I’d had in years. Yes, I’ve experienced career lulls, but August felt different. I was also running around with my youngest daughter, shopping for dorm supplies and furnishings. I was getting my daughter ready to move… to send my “baby” to college, and I wasn’t feeling ready for that, emotionally, at the time.

My husband & I own a commercal property and we had to “evict” the tenants, and that was a major hassle. The gift that keeps on giving. HA! Just received another attorney bill for that one.

Then with my daughter gone, and quiet  settling in the house again, I was able to focus and rededicate my efforts on my career. September came and work was picking up, thank goodness. October was gangbusters, and I was booked for more political spots than ever before. November brought lengthy e-learning projects and some commercials, and a few different projects, which included an animated children’s book, Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri, and a book promo for City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. Thing were good, and completely unlike “August”. Then around the 15th of November, I “booked” the Sisters on The Case book, and that took until close to mid-December.

By then,the holiday season was in full-swing. After working several weeks 10-12 hour days in the booth it was nice to be done and get out a bit. 

On Christmas Eve, I got booked for a very large e-learning medical, which had a strict deadline. So I was working that morning, occasionally taking breaks to make food prep for our meals for the next 2 days. By afternoon, I was in bed, sick with the flu that had me spiking a fever and running to the restroom. I was in bed , sleeping mostly, for the next two days.
Not exactly the Christmas I’d planned for. I think I was just worn out. Zero energy! (which is extremely unusual, for me, Ms. Multi-tasker)

I finished up the elearning job the day my oldest daughter and her family arrived. Three of the four were sick while here, with ear infection and stomach flu. Yikes!  So these are the reasons why I haven’t spent much time blogging, or web socializing. Work, holidays, illness, and family time.

Well, now with family gone back home, the decorations down, and  now that I’m finally feeling better, it’s time to get back to “normal”, whatever that may be.

It’s hard to believe how fast time seems to flee. It’s been 5 months since that  “August” drought. Turns out that 2008 finished out to be my best  year ever for my voiceover business, for which I feel blessed.

I am hoping to get back to blogging more regularly. If I don’t , there will be a good reason, like lots of work. I’ve been told that I’ll be reading  Sisters On The Case Volume II shortly after the New Year. I’ll be scarce again when that happens.

I’ll be going to bed early. I ‘m booked for an 8AM session. My 1st for 2009.

My wish for anyone reading this is that you enjoy a hugely successful New Year, the best ever for you. May you be healthy and safe!


  1. Liz,
    You’re so uplifting. Everything about you is just a positive vibe, girl! Have a great year!

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