For the first time in Yeah, Write history, I managed to neglect my poor blog for an entire month. When I look back at my blog archives, I'll wonder, "What happened to August of 2012? Did NOTHING notable happen during that month? I really had NOTHING to say? That is so not like me!"
And then I'll read this post, and I'll remember.
You see, I've been a little bit busy.
I apologize in advance if The Brady Bunch theme gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I've been humming it for the last TWO WEEKS. Even poor Keira has been subjected to it at bedtime, as whatever song I'm humming eventually morphs into Brady territory: "Twinkle, Twinkle little star, who was bringing up three very lovely girls..."
So, yeah, this is my BIG news!
My company, Ella Publishing Co., that I've nurtured and grown for the last three years, is now part of the Big Picture Classes family. And I couldn't be more thrilled! My eBook production duties will continue, and I'm also the new Editorial Director at Big Picture Classes, a position I can continue to fulfill in my pajamas, from the comfort of my home office, with Jovie looking in at me from the backyard window—just like always.
It's going to be a whole new world for me and for Ella, and yet it also feels like coming home. I'm back together with the core team that brought the world Simple Scrapbooks magazine—me, Wendy Smedley, Stacy Julian, Cathy Zielske, and Mark Seastrand (former Publisher at Creating Keepsakes magazine and current CEO of Big Picture Classes).
It's the past and the future all rolled into one. And it feels so good and so right.
And on top of that, I get to spend most of my time doing what I really do best. No more trying to design my own website banners, learning html, trying to understand what MySQL means, balancing books and printing checks, phoning someone in Pakistan from Walmart while simultaneously pushing a crying 18-month-old through Wal-Mart (who was upset because I wouldn't let her open and drink a container of bubbles) in hopes of getting my website back up after it crashed due to massive amounts of traffic heading over from Stampin' Up!'s Facebook page.
I get to write. And edit. And write some more. And teach classes. And brainstorm with brilliant women. Yeah, that's the life for me.