Tag Archive: work

Everything I Never Want to be

I heard my name called from the other room and was asked to join the others. I was sure it was something I had done wrong, again, and sighed as I approached the board room. We all walked on egg shells, held our breath, and asked how high when we were told to jump. The tension…

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…

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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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…

Just Say You’ll Buy Them Toys

I’ve always felt guilty dropping my daughter off at daycare. Her sweet little face looking up at me, still flush with sleep, begging and pleading with me to stay with her pulls my heart apart and leaves me huddled in the fetal position. Okay she doesn’t do that. As she’s running out of her coat…

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….