Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Times be a changing

Time sure does fly fast.

My daughter is going to be a Senior this year and she just got her first job.  I wish at times she could go back and be a baby and I could relive all those years (though I don't know if I would survive them at my age).   There are many things I would do different to make her a stronger person but hopefully she will pick those up on her own.  I, personally, became stronger from life's experiences. They were not always good but you have to learn something from each situation that is placed in front of you.

Another chapter in her life is starting and I hope to give her sound advice and support to make it a great time.
And she knows I will always be there for her always, as my parents have been for me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Change is not always good

Up until March 31st, I had a job that I overall liked. I enjoyed the work, pay was great and so was the benefits.  As with every job, there were the few employees that I could not stand. For the past 20 years or so, I have always worked in an office.

As of April 1st, my world went into an uproar.  Yeah, I knew the job was ending but knowing that did not help the situation. 

I am a creature of habitat.  I got up same time every day, had my coffee watched the news, got ready and walked out the door.  After work I usually came straight home except for the occasional stop at the store. I liked that. You can call me a fuddy duddy, but that is the way I like it.

Having started applying for jobs at least 6 months prior to the end, and no hope for anything, I took a job working for a friend.

I thought maybe this would be a change in career for the better. Thus it has not turned out that way.  My daily schedule can change at the drop of a hat. And it has. Not good for a creature of habit.  And I am working a fraction of what I used to making substantially less than I used to.

I can't comment about work on Facebook so I use Twitter to vent sometimes. My friend is not on Twitter, so it is my safe haven.

I have continuously been searching for that office job, even applying for jobs that I am overqualifed for.  Nothing yet.  Still plugging away daily looking.

Working this job has been humbling in ways and I feel like a lost lamb looking for her flock.

I know God has a plan for me, and everything is done in His time, but I sure wish he would put some octain in it to speed it up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Things that make you go hmmm

My step sister was in town from Minnesota.  We had lunch yesterday before her heading back today. She brought up a great topic about blogging and getting paid.

Her step daughter does blogging/Twitter/Facebook for an insurance company in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. The company is run by older folks that have no clue about social media.  That is where this arose from.

My step sister, Kim, lives part time on one of the largest lakes in Minnesota, and will eventually live there permanently when her husband retires.  She thought why can't she do that too. They are huge boaters during warm weather and huge snowmobilers during cold.

I woke up this morning with a million things going through my head...why can't I do it too? I live and love living in a vacation/retirement destination.  Being in my 40's, people my age are socially connected via these outlets of Twitter, blogging, etc and we are the ones that golf, vacation, and eventually retire. Why can't I be the one connecting them to this destination? 

Definitely something to look into....

Keep you posted.