The Day Job

I recently started as an Instructional Designer for a new software product being implemented. It’s quite a change from my past life as an HR Generalist, but actually, it’s getting back to basics for me. I started out as a technical writer out of college, and though I got a Master’s degree in HR, I seem to keep being drawn back into that field. I’ve jumped between HR and instructional design several times now. And really, they’re not so different.

Both jobs are about communication. How do you get your message across so that it’s understood and accepted? But the nice thing about the new job, is that I don’t have to deal with irate employees or the office politics that swirled around constantly. And it’s nice to be able to wear jeans to work too!

But now that I’m back writing for my day job, I’m wondering how that’s going to affect my writing outside of work. They’re two very different kinds of writing, so I’m hoping I won’t get burned out during the day and not want to work on my WIP at night. I am going to miss all that wonderful free time at my last job. I got a lot of writing done! *grin* And I’m going to have to figure out how to keep moving forward without neglecting my other half, poor guy.

So how do you balance your work and home life?