It is pouring outside. It's one of those rainy days that make you snooze your alarm clock and crawl under the covers as the rain drops lull you back to dreamland. The overcast grey colored skies can be dreadful especially after a long winter. But it is a reminder that good things are going to … Continue reading April Showers bring May Flowers
I'm so happy to have two snow days in a row. The universe has unexpectedly blessed me with a much needed 5 day weekend. Monday, I took a sick day because it is my God-given right. Yesterday, my college closed due to inclement weather and today the school decided to give it's employees another … Continue reading Grateful for Snow Days!
A few weeks ago, I had a very funny moment. In fact, an embarrassing moment. Actually, I'm sure Issa Rae would say an "Awkward Black Girl" moment. Let me share. On a cold Friday morning, I got out of my bed feeling relieved. "It's Friday! Yay!" I thought. I was particularly excited because I was … Continue reading Laugh Out Loud
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu; ancient Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism Wake up call! Yesterday, as I was leaving my hometown of Chicago, a huge feeling … Continue reading Living in the Present
I am conflicted. There is a part of me that wants to leave my job and another part that wants to stay. I don't know what to do. Part of my anxiety is a build up of a stressful few months. Those who've followed me, know the struggle I've had with unemployment, underemployment, and employment … Continue reading Work Values
Happy Veteran's Day! If you have veterans in your life, take the time to appreciate and thank them. They sacrificed for this country and deserve more than our praise and a holiday. They deserve better health care, better social and emotional support, employment and affordable housing. So many of our veterans are are in dire … Continue reading Stay woke on Veteran’s Day
It's been a long time. Nine months to be exact. I got a new job and abandoned my blog. I've thought about writing but honestly life and lack of motivation got in the way. It happens and I'm not gonna beat myself up about it. I'm only human. I decided to write because at the … Continue reading Feels Good
I got a job offer about 2 weeks ago as a Coordinator of Cooperative Education and I love it so far. I started last week and it was fabulous! I have great colleagues. Everyone is so friendly. The work is challenging yet exciting. I'm feeling so grateful! I was telling my friends that I'm so … Continue reading I Got a Job!
A few days ago, a reader asked, "How do you start the conversation for business networking?". Networking can be quite intimidating. Have you ever went to a professional event with the purpose of trying to find the closest seat to the door? For some people, it is hard to simply, mingle. This one guy told … Continue reading Networking Series: Part 1
As I reflect on the year, I can choose to focus on my unmet expectations and struggles or I can solely share the joys of this year. I choose to do both. Life is full of ups and downs. The good times....and the bad times are part of my journey. I truly believe that acknowledging … Continue reading This Year, I am grateful for my unemployment