BE the Flower; Attract the BEES
Authenticity / Blogging / Career Change / Playing in the Mud / Transition / Writing

BE the Flower; Attract the BEES

When nothing seems to be going on, stuff still happens. Hello, dear ones! My apologies for being absent, but I’ve been over my head with projects and commitments. I have been in the midst of taking three online classes, sinking my teeth into courses on grammar, editing, and technical writing. I’m really trying to pave … Continue reading

Show. Don’t Tell. Let the Story Board Lead the Way.
Acceptance / Being present / Career Change / Change / Moving On / Self-Help / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive / Transition

Show. Don’t Tell. Let the Story Board Lead the Way.

To truly know where your head is at, let the board lead the way. If you ask a Ouija Board, “Where is my head at?” you may get an answer you have not bargained for. Why not instead try a Vision Board? It still allows you to let your fingers do some walking but the … Continue reading

Near-Fatal Job Market Fueling Middle-Aged Suicide Rate?
Adaptability / Career Change / Challenge / Job Search / We Are Connected

Near-Fatal Job Market Fueling Middle-Aged Suicide Rate?

The New York Times recently ran an article entitled “Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.” in which the reporter, Tara Parker-Pope, relays a startling fact: “From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent.” So, middle-agers are now filling in what once was a huge gap … Continue reading

Ridiculous Job Listings Rant: a Call For 7 Habits of Highly Effective Companies
Career Change / Job Search

Ridiculous Job Listings Rant: a Call For 7 Habits of Highly Effective Companies

It’s amazing how little money prospective employers are willing to pay for an educated, skilled employee. When I scour the Help Wanted ads, I find it amusing how many list expected pay at a whopping $10 or $15 an hour for college-educated, highly skilled staff with umpteen-number-of-years experience. For this generous salary, you–the prospective employee–must  … Continue reading

SERENDIPITY SERIES: It’s Always Sweeter the 2nd Time Around
Career Change / Serendipity / SERENDIPITY SERIES / Transition / Writing

SERENDIPITY SERIES: It’s Always Sweeter the 2nd Time Around

IF . . . IF I hadn’t volunteered for the internship. IF the possibility for a job there hadn’t evaporated with the unexpected events that caused a hiring freeze. IF I hadn’t gone to that association meeting in place of my internship supervisor, this all wouldn’t be happening. IF I hadn’t ‘missed out’ on sitting … Continue reading

SERENDIPITY SERIES: Opportunity and I Need to Catch Up
Career Change / Challenge / Change / Job Search / Satisfaction / Serendipity / SERENDIPITY SERIES / Transition

SERENDIPITY SERIES: Opportunity and I Need to Catch Up

It’s been a year now in California and although I’ve explored many an avenue in search of my next new career, I’ve come up dry. With all the freedom in the world, I’ve been trying to zero in on how I’ll spend the next 20 of my work years. What I’d like to do vs. … Continue reading