For the first time in nearly two years, I actually deposited money into my savings account! Two years ago I unexpectedly quit my job. I did that without any real idea of what I would do next. I didn't plan it. I didn't think about the next step. I didn't pause. I didn't overthink it. I just quit. It's the first time in a long time that I've done something that impulsive. … [Read more...] about I deposited money into my savings account!
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You're happy and successful. The wicked witch in me plots your demise. Why should you be succeeding when I'm not? In a fair world my (much larger) talent would be rewarded with bigger prizes than what you seem to be getting. You're cheerful and upbeat. The wicked witch in me plots how to get you to eat that poisoned apple. I think it might dampen those annoyingly cheerful … [Read more...] about Today I want to be the wicked witch
I've spent the past few days in a business coaching conference and I've come to the realization that so far I've proven to be a bad businesswoman. That's going to change. I am "working" the conference, being paid to attend. I have to admit that I was very negative about the whole thing. The last thing I wanted to do was spend three days in a "cheerleading" conference … [Read more...] about I am not a businesswoman … but I will be
All of these are signs of the end of the world as I know it... I called Comcast and reduced our cable subscription to the lowest possible that still gives me access to "Defiance," "The Strain," and "The Walking Dead." At the end of the call I'd reduced my monthly bill by $85. I cancelled my Hulu subscription. I decided to empty out my storage room, which means getting … [Read more...] about It’s the end of the world as we know it
"I can beat that," I tell my friend, laughing too loud even for the too loud cafe. We've been entertaining each other with funny and funny-because-they're-sad stories from work. I know my next story will win the undeclared competition: "My boss came up to me at a Christmas party and honked my boobs." I can tell I have her attention by the abrupt silence and wide eyes. "A … [Read more...] about I’m too sober for this