Category Archives: Work

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…

Dearest Car Thief

Dearest Car Thief, I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day, full of B&E’s, to focus on my vehicle. I can’t imagine how full your schedule must be, and for you to choose my little car out of all of the others to put your dirty little hands on?…

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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Come Ride the Withdrawal Train

You might have noticed a new trend that has recently popped up around the blogosphere. Bloggers putting themselves in photos. It was crazy but it might have just worked! Well, not one to be left out, I jumped on board to document a typical day in the life. BUT, I’m riding the Lamictal withdrawal train…

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…

I Won’t Shank You……Today.

“You’ve been awfully quiet lately Leighann, are you sure everything’s okay?” Her concern was genuine and from the heart. My co-worker is sweet. But I don’t confide in co-workers. “I’m fine, thank you for asking.” I plastered a fake smile across my face and tried to force the lines of exhaustion off of my face….

Because of Hopelessness…Not Laziness

One of my offices is situated out of the main part of the city. I have to drive to get something to eat if I forget my lunch, it’s out of the way, and there’s a nice view of the lush green grass that’s grown now that summers coming. If I look far enough I…

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…