Category Archives: Employment

A New Chapter

I have been working in the same position for 4 years. It’s something that I love and am very proud of. I’m good at what I do, knowledgeable  and confident. I have experience in my field and am quick with answers, results, and reports. But I needed a change. So when I was offered a new…

The Tough Get Going

He put down the phone and looked at me with sad eyes. No, concerned. They weren’t happy eyes and they told me that I was about to hear something I didn’t want to. He was laid off. His boss didn’t need him anymore this season and he would receive his final pay this week. Silence….

Stretching Pay Day

Every payday I sit down and feverishly write down our expected expenses and what might be coming in for the next two weeks. I get excited when my budget ends up in the black and post it in the side of my fridge, eager to follow along. And then someone needs to go to the…

Confidence Building – Your Job Search (Day 2)

If you joined me last week you will remember that I’m completing a series on Confidence Building in one of the most competitive markets. The job search! Last week we started out slowly, discussing five questions to start off the search and get an idea of where you want to begin, what you can expect,…

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Confidence Building – Your Job Search (Day 1)

The posts I write on successful resume’s and employment have long been my most successful. I know it’s because of our economy and because the search for sustainable employment is long and tedious.  Resume formats change frequently; should we have two pages or one, include references, add a cover letter, use all of our experience?…

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2013 – The Year of Full Price Beef

Ever since my husband has been laid off, then went back to work, been laid off again; found work; lost work; received no unemployment benefits, and been turned down at every corner for employment, we’re facing reality and being creative with our money. And with how we bring in money. Not THAT creative… pervs. I’m talking…

Sugar, Holidays, and Puppies Crying

I’ve finished my holidays. I feel like one hundred puppies are crying inside my soul. For two weeks we slept in, hung out in our pajamas, built towers, watched movies, put together puzzles, played in the snow, ate candy too early in the morning, and enjoyed each other. It has taken a long time for…

Little Girl in the Middle

I go to Aunt Nickey’s! Not today babe, today you’re home with daddy. No, I go play. I know you want to play but today you get to stay home with daddy and do fun stuff! No thank you. ——————— The loss of Brian’s job isn’t just affecting us financially. We’re down to one income…

My Better Half

I don’t write about my better half Brian on her much. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because this is MY space and I like to focus on what’s going on with me?  (narcissist) Or maybe it’s because of what comes out of his mouth. —————————————– “The Imagination Movers would kick the CRAP outta…