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707, 2022

Clean Windows

By |July 7, 2022|0 Comments

I hope. You all are having a glorious summer! I have taken a month-long break from job searching. About two and a half weeks in I felt inspired to start writing my next blog. I decided to take a break because I have been at this for almost 4 years, and I felt tired and discouraged. My lack of success has been coming from within and I have work to do on myself before I get to move forward. I have decided to focus on satisfaction in other areas of my life. After renewing my lease for another year I

106, 2022

The Opioid Epidemic

By |June 1, 2022|0 Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, the underlying theme of my blogs have been getting to the heart of what makes me happy. There aren’t too many bright and shiny benefits to the opioid epidemic, but for me it set me on a path of purpose. In my career, my passion project was working at many different levels on trying to avert the opioid epidemic. In the early years, I watched with horror as hydrocodone prescribing volume shot into third, second then first place. I oversaw surveillance of drug use patterns, and this was alarming. WTF was going on? This was

805, 2022

Joy

By |May 8, 2022|0 Comments

I haven’t written in a long time. It has been uncomfortable taking a step back, staying quiet, waiting for inspiration, being patient and waking up each morning not knowing what the day will present to me. That being said, there is power in the pause. It has brought me great clarity. My impatience has been one of my biggest challenges lately and now I take it as a sign that my focus needs to be redirected. I am choosing to find joy even in the pause, replacing impatience with excitement and anticipation which is much more powerful! During my recent

1304, 2022

Fear

By |April 13, 2022|0 Comments

How many of you thought I had good news to share last week? When you saw my heading about making a breakthrough did you think I had landed on my feet? HA! Tricked you! I wish this was over and I was getting settled into my dream job this week. As you read, that is not the case. This week I am feeling the weight of the decision I made. In the wisdom of my elders, “it’s better to find a job when you have a job”, “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, you get

404, 2022

What’s Next?

By |April 4, 2022|0 Comments

I have hit a milestone! I received my first job offer in over 3 years. It came as a surprise because I had interviewed for the job almost 2 months ago and been told they went with someone else. I was crushed and disappointed at the time because I thought the interviews had gone well. It was the first time I felt comfortable interviewing (thanks to my coach) and I clicked with the team. I was surprised to get the email from HR asking if I was still interested in the position. The team really liked me, they added another

3003, 2022

Off the Grid, Grand Canyon Part II

By |March 30, 2022|0 Comments

I have been away and off the grid for several days in the Grand Canyon without cell service or internet since my last post. My plan to daily video blog wasn’t possible because of lack of connectivity. However, it was really nice to be off the grid, no emails, text messages or social media. Just lovely peace and quiet of nature. Time to step back and take it all in. The biggest challenge I was worried about was the hike, in and out of the canyon. Was I fit enough to do it? Would they have to helicopter me out

1503, 2022

I am a Yoga Warrior

By |March 15, 2022|0 Comments

I entered a contest today! I am not the type of person who enters contests because they make me feel uncomfortable, however, I have been inspired to enter the Yoga Warrior Contest! Yoga has been a part of my life for over 20 years ago, after my son was born and I realized that I was neglecting myself and my health. I was a mother of two, working a full-time job, and managing our household and my health and well-being were being impacted. I still remember my mom, sitting me down and giving me permission to prioritize my health. I’m

1003, 2022

Going Out on My Own

By |March 10, 2022|0 Comments

I have realized a few things about myself during this process. I enjoyed the security and stability of having an employer who provided me with benefits and a paycheck. I had a great setup. I had freedom of creativity and time and a great team of people to work with. Now I want more freedom. My kids are grown, I have time to dedicate to what I want to do and the impact I want to make with my life going forward. The first time around I was focused on what career I could pick that would allow me to

103, 2022

A Different Approach

By |March 1, 2022|0 Comments

One of my favorite things about my transition these past few years has been the people I have met along the way. It started with Career Partners, the career placement service that my severance included. I almost didn’t take the benefit but, after speaking with one of the owners, Dottie, convinced me that it would be worth my while. I had a pilgrimage planned to India with my family so she signed me up for when I got back. I met some of the most incredible people in that program. I still remember my emotions and confusion about what I

2402, 2022

Silver Linings

By |February 24, 2022|0 Comments

I am keeping things positive and looking for silver linings. The universe is working for me and leading me to my most fulfilling reality. This job loss experience has given me the opportunity to identify what is really important to me. Travel is very important to me! 2021 was an epic year. I got to travel to the Grand Canyon for the first time and it did not disappoint. The reason I decided to take the trip was because I had applied for a job and was invited to interview the next week. My friend convinced me that this could

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