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Moments before my first rotation, Annie asked whether I was nervous. I wasn't nervous, I was terrified. After briefly trying to determine what the correct answer should be, I admitted that I was a "little" nervous. Annie smiled. Judy, sitting right next to her (as always), in a loud voice (as always), demanded, "What? Why are ...

Maybe I’ll open an Etsy shop

I've just returned from getting a haircut. My stylist, Brittany, is fabulous. She's been with me since a very unfortunate incident approximately four years ago. Short version: my last cut before meeting Brittany ended with me in bangs. Bangs that stopped short about an inch above my eyebrows. And I had not asked for bangs. But my haircut ...

Tuesday is the new Monday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 , Permalink 0

Since I've stopped working in an environment that functions around a weekly calendar I've noticed a very interesting change. Instead of dreading, loathing and cursing Monday every week, I find myself inexplicably invigorated, motived and excited to start each new week. It's baffling. It's like looking at a blank canvas and knowing that I could do anything ...

Following dreams. Plural.

In my most recent place of employment, I was lucky to work with women that had moved to America from several different countries. Not only was there a lovely blend of accents always humming around, but it was such an eye-opening look at the World on a bigger scale, getting a different perspective and learning more about ...

Dressing the part – a job interview

It looks like the joyride is coming to an end. I'm buckling down and heading back into the workforce. That lovely place where one spends one's day working tirelessly to better the world, eagerly and joyfully completing tasks no self-respecting monkey would ever deign to undertake, ending the day with a few dollars in one's pocket and ...