IRL

It’s blog post night. I typically write blog post drafts during the week and then refine and post on Thursday. This week, I‘m on my third possible post, each on a completely separate topic. It’s that kind of week. I wrote on Monday night about seeing someone. That’s right. I’m dating someone and still getting … Continue reading IRL

Skills

After all of these huge life transitions (divorce, moving, job hunting), I finally have time for some fun which includes dating. (If you'd like some context, check out my previous post on starting to date here.) But you don't get to this age without some baggage. Here's mine. Like you, I learned survival skills early. … Continue reading Skills

Complex

If this is your first stop by the blog, you may want to read Uncertainty first for context. I saw a counselor in my mid-thirties because I was concerned about my marriage. While he dismissed my concerns, I didn't consider the sessions a total waste because he said this gem: life only gets more complex, … Continue reading Complex

Cliche

Last night, it was White Claw Wednesday and Barbecue Chicken Nacho Night. Not every Wednesday is WCW but three out of four are BCN Night. Wednesdays are also known as Do What Ever the Hell I Want Night. With the boys back at their dad's, I celebrate my first night alone of the week with … Continue reading Cliche

Failure

I just admitted in a job interview that I felt like a failure. Just prior, I delivered a really great answer to the question of how I approach project planning. When I finished, the Director of Operations blurted out "how have you not been hired yet?" I shared my difficulty in getting an interview for … Continue reading Failure