Category: Work

“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…

“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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Dreaming of a Different Way to Be

My friend Nancy has a teaching job in South Korea. She moved there last year, and is staying this year for another term. She says it’s fun teaching the kids English, but it’s also a financial decision. The cost of living there is low…

A Question of Value: Blue Collar Skills

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear Nick Pinchuk, Chairman and CEO of Snap-on, Inc., deliver a keynote address. Snap-on, of course, is the manufacturer of Snap-on Tools. I work for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and we are having our professional…

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