As I shared in my post “Please Alert the Psych Ward to My Pending Arrival,” I recently lost my mind and signed up for a triathlon. It’s in August, so as of now I have about 30 weeks to train (most training “programs” are about 12 weeks long). However, I am a slug who really hasn’t worked out for two years, so I am fully aware that I need to get myself back into some kind of shape before the 12 week mark so I at least have a bit of endurance when I start the more hard-core training. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2011
After word began to get out that I was leaving my company to go out on my own as an independent contractor, I received a curious email on my work account. It landed in my Inbox as opposed to Junk Mail folder, although I didn’t recognize the email address. The email contained only the following: Continue reading
As some of you are aware, I have an amazing publicist: me! Every now and then, I put the old PR skills to work on my own behalf (as opposed to a client’s) and pitch a reporter or editor my (obviously) fascinating life stories. A few years ago, I appeared in Real Simple magazine discussing how I got back on the workout wagon (clearly, a success story if there ever was one). This weekend, I traveled to California for a photo shoot for an article in a national magazine about people who made the change to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Continue reading
So here I am, four days into my new life as an independent contractor. Life is good! Or it will be … because right now, it is exactly the same as before. Continue reading
I quit my job; today is my last day. My life is about to change! No, I didn’t win the lottery (hopefully that will be a future post) but I decided to give the independent contracting thing a go.
So in other words, as of tomorrow I am unemployed. Yikes! Continue reading
Happy New Year! As part of my effort to lead a more balanced life and to re-engage my creative side, I am going to embark on a photographic journey, of sorts. I am committing myself to the “365 Project“: a picture a day for an entire year. While I won’t be blogging each and every photo (as I think that would be annoying), you can see each day’s image by clicking the “Photos” button at the top of this page, on my Flickr page or through my own personal 365 Project page. I will also Tweet each one – you can follow me at @lifeafternormal. While I am guessing I will capture most photos on my iPhone, hopefully I will take my old Nikon D70 DSLR out a bit more often. We’ll see where this goes! Continue reading