Self-employed me = terrible boss?

Many of my real-life friends are strongly encouraging me to maintain my part-time/remote status with benefits job and use this opportunity to truly recreate myself as an entrepreneur. After all, I already have two steady, paying clients that have other work and projects to fill extra hours. I have made contact with another potential contract…

My demon resurfaces

I do not speak of my childhood abuse here because it's an ugly subject and I hate talking about my experiences with it. It is my demon to bear as best I can while continuing to live a happy, contented life. Besides, I have way too much other real-time, happening now, thinking about it and…

The “run away screaming” interview

I had my third interview since beginning my search for another job. This is a physician based non-profit trade association with a small office staff and a single person accounting department. None of the association staff are physicians, but the governing board are all doctors and based up and down the state. Let me just…

Interview recap

I had two interviews today - one with a smallish law firm and one with a large, statewide non-profit, quasi-governmental association. Both went really well and I am happy with both my presentation and participation. One of the weird quirks of my personality - I completely freak-out and worry myself into a ball of anxious…

Bat-shit craziness – hormone therapy revisited

I had a hysterectomy in July 2013, a necessary procedure that has ultimately ehanced many aspects of my life. In my case, the positives are many and the negatives ... until recently I did not really feel like there were any negatives. Once my recovery was completed, the staples removed, and I was freed to…

Interview prep continues

I am a little lot obsessed with work and job search matters right now, so my feelings will not be hurt if you skip this series of posts. While it has been only 2 days since my "new" part-time/remote schedule began, it feels forced on the part of my bosses to accommodate my needs. It's akin to…

80 days of summer – Week #7

I have been distracted with other matters and again forgot to post this yesterday. On Friday, June 12, I posted my 80 days of summer to-do/goal list and committed to updating each week. It was a wild ride last week, but I did make some progress. Complete 1,000,000 steps on activity trackers. ON TRACK. For the 7 day…

Interview prep – dressing professionally

As noted in my last post I have a few job interviews this week. Being a planner, I opened up my closets today so I have a plan on what to wear and found ... those stuffed-with-clothes closets contain exactly one summer temperature appropriate professional skirt and blouse. After 10+ years of working in an…

Part-time/remote job may not last long

Today is the first day of my part-time/work from home job status ... and I have nothing to do. Unless I get phone calls or emails that require attention, my calendar is pretty open. I will go to the office this afternoon to retrieve any bills to be paid and checks to be deposited, but…