Disclaimer: I probably say a lot of things I’m not “supposed to” say in the words that follow. Well, screw the rules.
I think it’s about time I get really clear about my job situation.
I can’t take it much longer. I’ve been there for 2 and a half years. I’ve changed so dramatically over the past two and a half years and my job has changed this much: not at all. So I was happy there at first. I took copious notes. I pitched in as much as I could. I read everything I could get my hands . . . → Read More: A Wise Decision, Things My Life Doesn’t Need & Appreciation
Letting go of people and things that are second-nature in your every day life or that once carried
significant meaning to you is difficult. While I let go of a lot of a lot this year—an old boyfriend who got engaged early this year, the home I grew up in, and a lot of my “stuff that had accumulated over the years—one thing stands out the most in having contributed to my subsequent growth and maturity more than anything else.
Drama. I sort of hate that word though because people are always saying, “I’m drama-free” or “I don’t need any drama . . . → Read More: Let Go
Am I wrong to scoff at those unemployed citizens who keep applying for job after job like everyone else out there? I can’t help but think that if you’re not thinking like an entrepreneur and creating a job for yourself instead of waiting until someone creates a job for you, you’re just not living in the now.
There aren’t a heck of a lot of jobs out there. And when a job opens up, a million people are going after it. The fact of the matter is that unless you’re some big wig superstar or have been dating the . . . → Read More: To the unemployed whiners: make your own job!
I’m a wimp. I’m a hypochondriac. But I want to be strong, physically & mentally. After 2 months with a personal trainer & watching Twlight: Eclipse I’m that much closer to my goal. . . . → Read More: Confessions of the frail: I am STRONG
[Note: Article was originally published on iGrad.com's website on June 3, 2010. You can find it here.]
My little sister moved in with me just two weeks after her college graduation. And even though she’s a “poor college graduate” with no immediate prospects for income and may have no idea what she “wants to do with her life” (and I mean really, she has no idea), she informed me that the first thing she wanted to do when she moved in with me: get a gym membership.
My initial reaction was, “Are you crazy? Gym memberships are expensive and riddled . . . → Read More: Tips From My Journey To Find The Cheapest Gym
I’ve been writing over at The Next Great Generation for some months now (archives here), but my most recent piece took a lot of emotional labor to write and required learning some new skills like learning how to make videos in iMovie, so I wanted to make sure to share this particular one with my readers.
Bonnaroo was sort of this life-changing, mind re-wiring, boundary-testing sort of experience that I’ve been trying to comprehend for weeks now. This particular article (only one of many possible perspectives) focuses on my experience as a vendor specifically and why I probably will . . . → Read More: On TNGG: Volunteering at Bonnaroo
Sometimes you need to step away from the daily grind and try something new. That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing the past month:
Spoke at an “unconference”. As my most recent post stated, I gave my first presentation to a group of about 15 product developers, product managers, and others after giving a quick 20-second pitch to a group of about 100 at ProductCamp RTP on May 22nd. It was a fantastic success. I learned a tremendous amount about my own public speaking skills as well as learning how to teach and/or explain an idea to a group . . . → Read More: Mixing It Up