To Everyone Who Thinks I Am So Darned Busy

Welders at work

I don’t know why there is a perception I’m busy. Maybe because I juggle two hats as an online media strategist and an elected city councilor. Maybe because I’m all over the web. Maybe because of this, maybe because of that. All I know is it is frustrating when I hear people tell me or write me that they are sorry to bother me because I’m busy — because I’m not.

I wrote something in this space 18 months ago about my transition into working for myself as a sole proprietor. I’ve accomplished many fine things and I am satisfied as a result of those accomplishments. I wrote, at the time, about reading a book that set me on my way. That was then and this is now, and I need to read that book again because I’m back where I started. I’m once again circling in the cul-de-sac.

To everyone who thinks I am so busy, I’m not. But if that’s the perception I portray, just wait because I’m about to REALLY get busy in a job search I’ve purposefully put off these 18 months.

I’ve tried making it on my own, but a speaking gig here and a consulting gig there are not paying the bills. In recent days, I’ve been corresponding with people (many of whom I’ve met and befriended over the past year and a half) about how to best leverage my 10 years of experience in information technology, journalism, and government administration — and my newer experience in social media marketing — to secure a position at the intersection of public affairs and cloud computing integrated digital marketing.

I don’t know what is going to happen; and truth be told, I’m pretty scared about writing this blog post. But if I’m not honest about who I am and what I’m doing and why I need to start chasing my dreams and stop putting them off, and if I’m not honest about all of this right here and right now, then why the heck am I online?

Stay tuned. I don’t know what content my next blog post will contain, but, like I wrote a few days ago about increasing productivity, it will probably be something unlike anything I’ve written here before.

In the meantime, if you’re in a position to help me out in some capacity, you can visit my LinkedIn profile or email me here. Thanks.

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  1. says

    Way to take hold of life and move it in a direction that you want to go. I admire your desire to follow your dreams, your courage to do so, and your willingnes to share your journey with the rest of us.

    Here’s to the future.

  2. says

    That’s nice. And if you weren’t honest enough to write a post like this also, I don’t think there’ll be loyal people who will always read your posts. Thanks for doing that. I’m sure that others appreciate it also.

  3. says

    I think the pull to be an entrepreneur is an amazing feeling. So many people today are looking for ways to pay the bills by getting compensated for their own fair market value. The problem is that most people don’t have the experience to know that when you work for yourself you are no longer going to get someone who is going to tell you what to do and where to go for help. You have to be the one that drives the engine of your business. But once you start thinking right, being an entrepreneur is so rewarding that you will never want to work for someone else again.
    .-= From Dan McDougall@pitcherwaterfiltration to you: Which Is The Best Water Filtration System? =-.

  4. says

    All the best Ari. Life is full of twist and turns and its not quite easy to predict the next moment. We are here to read whatever you post, which we are surely filled with good thoughts and valuable information. I liked you previous post on increasing productivity. So I keep my fingers crossed about your next topic. :D