"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
One of the biggest challenges I've been seeing lately is trying to answer questions about my plans for the future, immediate and long-term. I'm unemployed, I should be frantically looking for a new job ... but I'm not. I should have some idea of what I'm going to do for money (a job or freelancing) ... but I don't. I should have some idea of what I would like to do in a … [Read more...] about Trying to reinvent myself
Have you ever wondered what happens the day after "happily ever after?" The day after the revolution? The day after you upend your entire life and change everything? I did that a few weeks ago -- changed my life. Well, sort of ripped it apart a little. Made a change that has an impact on everything. Now I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do next. We identify ourselves a … [Read more...] about I changed my life … now what?
I didn't intend to do it. I was going to be professional, calm, adult-like. I was going to update my resume, start to look for a job discretely, find something then leave. It was a plan. I made that decision mid-morning. Then I realized that that idea of going into this workplace on a daily basis was making me hyperventilate. It was making me sick to my stomach. So, then, … [Read more...] about So I quit my job today …
I never aspired to the corner office. I never looked ahead and thought "I want to be the CEO" or "I want to be Vice President." For the most part, I let my career just sort of happen. It was aimless, but successful. In my own way I've achieved a certain level of... limited renown for my area of expertise (under my other, everyday name). And that, too, has just sort of … [Read more...] about I didn’t know I wanted that until you told me I couldn’t have it