Category: Work

Working Plan B

I had lunch with my childhood pal Lori today.┬áThis morning she texted me to confirm the time, and she sent me the below pic with the caption “Celebrating all things Sharon today!” Pop-tarts with butter is my favorite comfort food breakfast, and Lori and… Continue Reading “Working Plan B”

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”

“You Can Fly,” He Said. – Analogies

I pulled the Eagle card this morning. I’ve never pulled this card before. I was anxious to find out its meaning. If you have pulled this symbol, Eagle is reminding you to take heart and gather your courage for the universe is presenting you… Continue Reading ““You Can Fly,” He Said. – Analogies”

“You Already Have the Key,” She Said.

I started applying for some jobs online the last few days. The only thing I hate more than this is online dating. In fact, in many ways they are the same. Job descriptions and online profiles rarely paint an accurate picture of what you’re… Continue Reading ““You Already Have the Key,” She Said.”

Sunday Night Check-In: A Different Rhythm

“It’s Friday!!” a friend of mine posted on Twitter on Friday. Hmmmm … everyday is Saturday at the moment. When I started doing Sunday Night Check-Ins, it was a blog to mark the end of the weekend and the final countdown to the work… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: A Different Rhythm”

Shattered

  Last Thursday I went into Asheville to visit my friend Lynn. She cut my hair, and we had planned to go out to dinner. We had a blast. It was a great day, and we both taught each other things about styling curly… Continue Reading “Shattered”

Sharon Moves Into Her Office

A few months ago I got really clear about what I wanted in my professional life. Integration was my goal. I no longer wanted to compartmentalize my personal and professional lives. My mantra evolved into “My personal and professional selves are integrated.” As I look back now,… Continue Reading “Sharon Moves Into Her Office”

Exploring the Future… Through the Lens of the Past

I’ve started an exciting exploration this week. I’m going through a process to look at my career through the lens of my personality and my interests. It’s fun because I’m not necessarily doing anything right now. I’m just sticking my hand in the cookie… Continue Reading “Exploring the Future… Through the Lens of the Past”

What’s the Matter with Young People?? Or What’s Wrong with Us Geezers?

The other day at work, a couple of co-workers were having a discussion about young people these days. We are securing the licensing to use a gaming-type learning activity on managing a budget. It will be available free of charge to all community and… Continue Reading “What’s the Matter with Young People?? Or What’s Wrong with Us Geezers?”

Checking a Bad Day Attitude

I’m not sure what makes for bad days, but sometimes they happen. Yesterday was one for me. It started out great, and I felt great. I had no idea what an awful turn the day would take. I did my usual breakfast, blogging and… Continue Reading “Checking a Bad Day Attitude”

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