I never should have opened my mouth. For two days I've been trying to overcome the overwhelming desire to strike back. It was a petty, mean thought that I knew I would regret.I fought the urge for two days. Then I lost. I opened my mouth and told a tale -- the wrong words to the wrong person. He'll do something, react. He'll hold a grudge, but not against me. … [Read more...] about Why did I say that?
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 …
At my new job there seems to be some sort of conspiracy to keep me from ever eating during the day. It doesn't matter if I bring lunch or not. It doesn't matter if I pack something that doesn't need to be reheated or refrigerated. Most days I don't get to eat at all. Breakfast has become critical for me, since I'm probably not going to get home until 8pm. Oh, did I forget to … [Read more...] about I miss lunch
Okay, so this is going to be kind of a rant... You have been warned. I have this moment of disbelief when someone tells me that they know someone who would be perfect at "doing social media as a job." The statement is usually followed by an explanation that this person is on all the networks, spends a lot of time on them, has a lot of friends, and "knows what they're … [Read more...] about Notice the sarcasm?
I'm sitting here trying to center myself. I am scheduled to speak in a few hours at a big conference. It's kind of a big deal and I was thrilled to get asked. I felt honored. Today it's hard to connect with that feeling. My new job has robbed me of all the joy from this experience. From making me feel guilty for taking the day, to making it impossible for me to make it to … [Read more...] about Letting the world get to me