Prepare For Change Or Pay The Consequences

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.  “Which road do I take?” she asked.  “Where do you want to go?” was his response.  “I don’t know,” Alice answered.  “Then it doesn’t matter.”    -- Lewis Carroll...more

Can Blogging Help You Reinvent Your Career?

It took nearly 18 years before I realized that science just wasn't my passion. I was good at it, I had a bright future in front of me, but every time I took a coveted day off, I found myself wanting more. In fact, what I found myself wanting was to write. So I turned what I wanted to do into a career. ...more
Gail Mader -  I totally agree with you about the nasty comments that John McCurdy and tts38 have ...more

Taking the Plunge: I Quit My Day Job

When I was five years old,  I wanted to be a doctor. Around age 10, I wanted to be a ballerina. At the end of my high school career, I wanted to be the principal flutist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Finally, at the close of 5 years of college, I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to create the same love for books and stories I had developed in other people's hearts....more

How To Reinvent Yourself

This isn't a 'how-to' post.I'm asking.How do you reinvent yourself?...more
That is so exciting! I love your attitude, and I pray that mine is the same when I am 70! If we ...more

I Have Confidence In Me

Today’s Prompt:  Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at?Simple answer:  Yes, I’m good at what I do....more

What to Do When You Lose Your Passion

This is a situation that many of us, at one point or another, will deal with in life: the loss of a passion in our career. To some it may come as a shock, to others a sneaking suspicion, to others still, it may feel like a death or divorce. But you need not wallow in the depths of despair. You can pick yourself back up and start over again. Here’s how! ...more

All the feelings

Two weeks from today will be my last full day at my job. Three days after that, I get on a plane to California, and I’m not using my flight back. Whoa....more

New beginnings: California, here I come

I’ve been thinking about what to say in this blog post for a few months, maybe even more, since the idea first started forming in my head. And in the last couple of weeks, saying it out loud and in emails have made it more and more of a reality, but somehow, saying it on this dear old blog of mine that I’ve been writing for six years is what’s going to really do it for me… so I’ll just say it:I’m leaving DC, moving to California, and pursuing my lifelong dream of being a writer. And I’m doing it just short of two months from now....more

How I used my blog to get my dream job

Last year I decided to go back to school to make a career change and I am proud to say that I recently accepted an offer for my dream job.  After a decade of working in personal finance I said bye-bye to retail banking and hello to the world of corporate communications and I owe it all to my blogging experience. ...more

Unemployed By Choice, Part Two

What do you do when the job you have taken has taken the life out of you? When the end of the road comes at a job before you have something new lined up, what's the next step? Do you stick it out or do you leave on your own terms? I had reached that crossroads. I had a decision to make. I knew that being in a job that compromised my integrity and held me back from achieving my true potential was not the place I wanted to be....more