Category: Relocation

Whirlwind: Sunsets, Collaboration and Insomnia

Whew! What a week! I started my new job this week at Whirlpool. Honestly, my mind is in a harried state although I did sleep the whole night through las night for the first time since I got my offer about 3 weeks ago.… Continue Reading “Whirlwind: Sunsets, Collaboration and Insomnia”

Sunday Night Check-In: A New World

Yesterday afternoon I had a few minutes by myself within four walls, and my inner critic decided to ambush me. What the hell are you doing? What if you end up feeling lonely up there? Are you sure you want to deal with winter… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: A New World”

Here we gooooo…….

So I had a few days of reveling in the fantasy of my new big job and the transition to get there. There’s always one day in any relocation I’ve ever done where the bubble bursts, and sh*t gets real. That day was yesterday.… Continue Reading “Here we gooooo…….”

Sunday Night Check-In: Change is in the Air

I’m in a roll-with-the-punches sort of mode. I’ve done this about 8 times in my life, and it never gets any easier. In fact, as I get older, I’m much more cognizant of how relocation impacts me, my pocketbook and my social circle. It’s… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Change is in the Air”

The Quest for Benton Harbor

In October of 1993, I needed a job. I was married to a sports columnist whose travel schedule was crazy, and I needed a job with flexible hours or we never saw each other. Whirlpool Corporation opened a customer service call center on Peters… Continue Reading “The Quest for Benton Harbor”

Sunday Night Check-In: Nostalgia, Pirates and Sunshine

I’m feeling nostalgic this evening. This afternoon on Facebook, my June 26 post from 2013 popped up in news feed. Wow! I can’t believe three years ago today I was in the midst of moving down here to Baton Rouge. I read the blog… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Nostalgia, Pirates and Sunshine”

Does a Chicken Need a Motive?

Why did you move here? Did a job bring you here? Did a man bring you here? What brought you here? I’ve heard some twist on this question a million times since I moved here on July 2. I struggle with it a bit.… Continue Reading “Does a Chicken Need a Motive?”

Today is the Marathon – Inspiration

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ― Beverly Sills It’s moving day!! I’m sitting here with Jean Ann dreading what’s about to happen. By this afternoon, I’ll be in Memphis… Continue Reading “Today is the Marathon – Inspiration”

The Final Shift of Energy

Some Memphis Friends during the Move I talked to Michael yesterday morning after I posted the blog about him. I was telling him that I still felt a bit frazzled, and I will be really glad to get my belongings this weekend and move… Continue Reading “The Final Shift of Energy”

There’s a New Cat in Town

I had my first morning commute for my new job in Baton Rouge this morning. I took the interstate mainly because I forgot and went the wrong way. Everybody had warned me that the traffic was horrible, so I wanted to avoid it. I… Continue Reading “There’s a New Cat in Town”

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