Anything Temporary

I’ve been up since 4:30 am, which, if you knew me, is highly unusual. I’m the type of person who reluctantly crawls out of bed every morning at 6:30 (maybe 6:45) and sulkily goes about my morning routine. I’m NOT a morning person. But today, I’m wide awake and ready to go. Blame it on the stress. And stressed I …

Perception and Happiness

Almost 2 weeks ago, I posted that I was officially being promoted. The promotion had been an ongoing discussion since November, when I was first asked if I would be interested. From there, months were spent between my boss, our company President, our parent company’s HR and Accounting Departments, and their parent company’s HR and Accounting Departments, all trying to …

Little Steps Ahead – Career

It’s official: I got a promotion! Honestly, I didn’t 100% believe it would happen. Sure, my boss asked if I’d be interested, and I know things were in the works. But I didn’t feel like our parent company would approve things. And I was completely out of the loop on what was going on. I didn’t know when, or what …

Slowly But Surely

It’s been over a month now since the boyfriend lost his job. Slowly but surely, we’re starting to find our way back to normal. Or, our new normal I should probably say. A lot has changed, but there’s a lot that still needs to be decided. When you’ve been with a company for a long time there tends to be …

Feeling Kinda Rough

It’s one of those times in my life where nothing seems to be going according to plan. I’m sitting here in our living room, eating crackers, trying to find a balance between feeling hungry and feeling like I’m going to yak. It’s been a whirlwind since the week before I left for vacation. No one was “available” to fill in …

What Am I Building?

I came across an article online a few days ago that really got me thinking. I’m choosing not to identify the article, since it was very political in nature, which is irrelevant to this post. But a portion of the article brought up an interesting point about motivation; What are we doing out of anger? And what are we building? …

Back Where I Started

Last week I mentioned that my job search was picking up steam, and I was feeling much more confident about the process. Apparently, I spoke too soon! Just as quickly as things had started, everything came crashing to a halt. This week I found myself right back where I started, with no job prospects, and tons of anxiety about my status …

Preparing for the Future

Slowly but surely, the job search keeps rolling along. Things have definitely picked up steam over the last few months. Oddly enough, the further into the process I get, the more confident I become. You’d think rejection would have the opposite effect? Instead, I’m feeling more sure of what I do and don’t want, and more confident that I’ll find something …

The (Job) Search Continues!

Am I the only one who feels like searching for a job is a never-ending process? It seems like I’ve been continually searching for a new job since the day I graduated from college! Not always actively looking, mind you. But at least keeping my eyes open for better opportunities. Way back in February I wrote about the issue I’m …

The Stand-Off

In an effort to be more consistent with my posts to the blog, I’ve been writing ahead whenever I have a chance. When I have time (and ideas) I’ll write a post or two, and then schedule them to pop-up here automatically sometime in the future. Monday and Wednesday’s posts were actually written sometime last week. Overall, that works out …