where have you been?

Hey gang! I've missed you. I'm sorry I've been away for so long.

Writers block can be the worst, especially when I love blogging so much. Life has gotten in the way and it has sucked all of the inspiration out of me. I've been busy - and not the fake "busy" - I've actually really had no time.

One of my strengths is that I can manage a lot of things at one time, but sadly it's also one of my greatest weaknesses. I have too many balls in the air and I am working desperately so that none of them drop. It's actually very exciting and inspiring and just what I want, but it's also requiring an exercise in some serious organizational skills. Lists. Check! Post-it notes all over my house. Check!

Even L'il E points to my post-its in the morning as I analyze what needs to get done today.

Despite having two full time jobs - PR by day and mum to L'il E 24/7 I've also got another full time job in hobbies and extra work alone. Oh ya did I mention I also have a husband?! Never mind friends!

I'm sure you're all thinking #firstworldproblems, but I'm venting and if you've read this far, clearly you care. Thank you.

So what have I been busy with? Well...

I am very excited to announce that I'm heading back to school next Tuesday. This time I'll be on the other side of the desk. I am going to be teaching an event management course to students in the Corporate Communications program at Centennial College; a course I received an A+ in almost 10 years ago. I think it's going to be a lot of fun and I will be sure to share my journey as Professor Banks as I move through the 15 week course.

I have also feverishly been creating inventory for my booth at the Queen West Art Crawl's Outdoor Art Show & Sale. As we get closer to the date I'll post my deets, but in the meantime mark your calendar for September 15-16, 2012. I would love to see your faces and I promise I don't expect you to buy anything.

I've also been trying to keep up with blogging elsewhere. My most recent post for TheKit received a lot of backlash from  readers in the comments section, but I think we're friends now. I also had my first Gastropost printed in the National Post (August 25) with a Gastrosketch and all!

I won't bore you with the rest, but just getting all of that off my chest is just what I needed.

How do you keep all of your balls in the air? I would appreciate the tips.