"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
Stay woke on Veteran’s Day
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!
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!
Networking Series: Part 1
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
This Year, I am grateful for my unemployment
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
I just want to take this moment to share my gratitude for my brother. A brother that I haven't seen in 18 months spent the Thanksgiving holiday with me. I was overjoyed. We had a lovely time together. We explored downtown Boston, visited Bunker Hill Monument, ate a lot, and laughed super hard (Sibling inside … Continue reading Feeling Grateful
4 Unconventional Ways to beat Job Search Burnout
Job seekers know that looking for work, career shifting and networking can be a job in and of itself. The online applications, informational interviews, job fairs, volunteering, networking events can burn a person out real quick. The struggle is real. I know I'm feeling the burn. I've been looking for about 4 months and it's … Continue reading 4 Unconventional Ways to beat Job Search Burnout