An Absence Explained: Life and Lit

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Life and Lit

Holy cow. It has been three weeks since I last posted. Three weeks! Where does the time go?

I’ve been desperately juggling a lot of things for a while now and I just finally hit critical capacity. My blog had to go neglected.

I accepted a new position at work as a “Clinical Research Coordinator.” Sounds way important, doesn’t it? Don’t let that Coordinator title fool you. There’s a director above me who is very hands-on. Thank goodness. There’s also a part-time person and that’s my whole department. The doctors at the office where I work take part in a lot of clinical drug studies and I’ll be helping with those. I have a feeling it’s a job you either love or hate. I really think it’s going to be a good fit for me. Variety, independence, details, time with patients but not too much… At the beginning, I’m scrambling to get in a ton of training. I’ve just really gotten started this week but in the interim, I’ve had a lot of reading to do. A lot. Hopefully I will get caught up on all that soon and get back to some sort of normalcy. Until that happens, I’ll only be posting sporadically.

I’m not giving up on my blog by any means, and I don’t even expect this interruption to last much longer. I ask for your patience as I struggle to find my footing in this new role. I’ll be posting a Character Connection on Thursday for sure, and I do still check in on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest occasionally.

Meanwhile, let me just say that I’ve read and mostly loved The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, and Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky. I’m currently reading Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran and I am wholeheartedly loving it.

Do you have any quick recommendations or news to share?

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  1. I read it for my book club and most of the other women felt like there wasn't a whole lot to say. I'm still too quiet with them so I didn't speak up, but I was left thinking over quite a few things.

  2. I did not know that! I bet you know more about my role at this point than I do. O_o

  3. Congratulations on your new job! I actually work in Clinical Development for a pharmaceutical company so I think I am pretty familiar with your new role 🙂 Best of luck!

  4. Congrats!!

    I have nominated you for a blog award too, you know I love all your southern lit!

  5. Congratulations on your new job and best of luck! I will be here when you get back!! 🙂

  6. Glad to know you're still around and I'm looking forward to your review of Saving CeeCee. Read it at the beginning of the year as part of your Southern Lit Challenge and would love to discuss!

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