Friday, July 9, 2010

Creative Differences

Hello, Reader. I'm sorry I haven't blogged since I announced that I had hired a new blogging assistant (aka adopted a two-year-old husky from the local shelter). Unfortunately, I have some bad news: Freya is no longer with us.

Apparently there was some serious miscommunication during the interviewing process for her position.

1. Freya required that she work outside in a fenced in, grassy cubicle all day long. Working inside was not conducive to her creativity.

2. Freya required that she never be left alone ever. Not for one minute. Not even for bathroom breaks. In fact, it was suggested that she take several medications to help with this anxiety. But medicating my blogging assistant was not something I felt comfortable with. Maybe if I had more management experience, I could have handled it myself.

3. Freya wanted to work while walking as fast as I could go. She said it was the only way she could think.

In the end, we parted ways because my current work environment simply did not meet her needs. I am not interviewing other candidates at this time.

The past couple weeks have been filled with guilt and tears and chocolate. The last few days I've been trying to get back into a schedule by working at Otter Creek Used Books and getting back to my Work In Progress Which Has No Title.

Yes, Mr. Chips went with her.

And that is all there is to say about that.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about this, Jennifer. I know you were so excited to get Freya after weeks (months?) of waiting. I can't imagine how hard it is to have to part with her now. I hope things get better. (That sounds so lame. I'm sorry.)

  2. Thanks, Sabrina. Yeah it was horrible. She was such a sweet dog and she deserves a home with a big, fenced yard where she can run around all day long.