I am not proud to admit this, but I am having a self-pity day. And that drives me absolutely insane. I am not the kind of person who will accept this kind of behavior/mood from anyone, and especially not from myself. Is there anything more annoying?
When I attempt to show friends and family who wallow in their
pathetic “poor me” attitudes that I am (ahem) understanding, I always tell them to go ahead and take a day to feel sorry for yourself. ONE day. Then put on your big boy or girl panties and go figure your shit out.
Well, apparently today is my day. So humor me. Save the tough love for tomorrow.
I stayed in bed until nearly noon yesterday. Noon! What am I, 19 again?
It was awesome.
When I gave notice at my job back in December, I knew that the road to establish myself as an independent contractor would potentially be full of challenges. That I would need to make the effort to find business and let my professional contacts know my new status and availability. That fitting in daily shopping/yoga/flying trapeze/pretending to train for a triathlon/happy hours/10 hours of sleep would require significant use of my time management skills. (Did it ever!). That said, from Day 1, I was very clear about one thing: I needed time off. Continue reading
This week I had an appointment with an oncologist. No, I don’t have cancer (but thanks for your concern) — rather, these specialists are also hematologists, and it was finally time to do something about all of my unexplained bruises. Continue reading
I thought I would share my “reboot and restructure” adventures to let you know how it went. Honestly, results were mixed — as I am sure you can tell, as this is the first time I have posted in a week! Yikes! But I am more on track this week than I was last week, and that is progress. I will take it. Continue reading
It has been one month since my last day at my old job. One month of being “independent”, focusing more on me and a work / life balance. And I have to say … change is good! Even great. When I reflect on the past 30 days (from a personal vs. professional perspective), two things stand out. Continue reading