So here I am "On The Edge of".....well, not seventeen......on the edge of 40. This whole last year I have been an absolute wreck. Feeling like I should be further along in my life than I am. Measuring my success to a standard that I am not sure is really even attainable....at least not in a small, rural community in Minnesota. Now that I am slowly overcoming the shock of turning "40"...I want to do something. I am not going to waste another minute fretting over this. Time to move on and do something.........but what? I don't know. ...more
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Every time I read an article like the recent "How social media can hurt your career" on Careerbuilder, I am grateful that we didn't have social media back when I was in college. Young, testing the waters, and with a lot of opinions to share, I wonder if I would have unknowingly committed a faux pas in the weakness of a heated moment that would have hurt me professionally?
How did I wake up with a sugar hangover?? Each morning I start the day by praying and reading my bible. By the time I am done, I'm feeling rather energized and have big plans in my mind as to what I intend to accomplish this day. And, nearly every day I do some sort of exercise and eat pretty healthfully during the day. It would seem that the days starts out in a way that would be conducive to accomplishment, huh? But this morning, I could hardly drag myself out of bed! :-(
These are the thoughts that went through my head as my friends and I watched the ball drop.
I want 2009 to be like 2008, only more so.
In 2008, I began writing book reviews consistently for the Star-Ledger. I read and wrote about all kinds of books, on deadline in some cases. I read books I might not have picked up on my own, and found a way to understand and interpret them for readers. I'm proud of the writing I did.
This is the 6th month since my hubby lost his job. Boy, what timing. I have been on the net daily sending resumes and looking for him work. So far, we've only had a few offers. Anyone who says that finding a job on the net is easy-peasy is just plain stupid. My hubby is a skilled tradesman with like 30+ years experience so you'd think we'd have no problem getting him a job. We went yesterday to a guy named Joe, real nice person, who works with HUD to help people who are facing foreclosure. Well, as I figured, there isn't anything he can do for us because we have no income coming in.
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