What Are You Smiling About!

Artistic photo of Wendy Bloom, grinning, like everything is just hunky-dory!

It happened. After only 2 weeks of dating, and (too)high expectations, my boyfriend to be broke up with me.

Oh well.

I’m not happy about this, but I’ll be okay.

He seems to be looking for a woman who will wait in the background for him, while he checks off his list of 100 things to do each day. One that will be okay, if he only sees her once a week, at best.


On a more positive note, I did have an amazing first interview for an internship position in Social Media Marketing. If, I do get the job, it will be wonderful for many reasons.

Job hunting is like dating. It’s easy to get overly excited about a good first interview, and never see a second.

The woman who owns the company I’d be working for, would be training me. She has an MBA in Marketing, and a successful career in advertising. The product-line that her company creates, looks sophisticated, and high in quality.

I would be working on the weekends, as she works full-time currently, at a large company, in marketing.

I refuse to wait around for a man. Working on the weekends will keep me focused, away from the fact, that I’m single.

My writing skills will improve, if I am hired for this position, because I will be writing and posting new content every day for this up and coming business’s website.

It will be great to be challenged intellectually. I enjoy learning. Especially from someone who knows what they’re doing.

I will get paid. Not a lot, but it’s something. As I said during the interview, it’s like being paid to go to school, rather than paying. And it’s really a more viable way of learning, in my opinion.

So, far, being an artist isn’t making me rich.

Actually, it’s having the reverse effect on my pocket book. I’m spending tons on prints, and frames, art supplies, and advertising. I have yet to see a return.

Lastly, and most importantly, I will gain confidence, and start feeling a little bit more like an adult, if I get hired, and do well.

I’m 50, but mostly I feel like I’m 15. Hopefully that will soon change, and I’ll feel like I’m at least 20…





  1. I would say I’m sorry he broke things off, but I don’t think condolences are in order, it sounds more like a celebration is! Good riddance and on to the next step in your life, the next chapter and the next guy to see whether he’s worth your time & effort! The Social Media Marketing internship sounds really interesting, I wouldn’t mind doing something like that myself (though I’ve no experience, or perhaps that’s why an internship would be perfect?) Wishing you all the very best !!
    Caz xx

    1. Thank you for all of the support and encouragement. It is truly meaningful to me! I don’t have any experience, either! So an internship position is perfect for me for this reason. I believe that if you can write well, are dedicated, and are good at convincing people that they need the products being sold by your employer, then you can do it! Cheers, and hugs, too. Wendy

  2. Some days I despair of ever feeling like an actual adult. I’ve decided to just roll with it, embrace my inner 12 year old, and laugh at the insanity of life. It was either that, or cry.

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