Category Archives: career

Good Lord, I actually got a JOB!

Yes, it’s so hard to believe it’s true. I filled out all the 8 million pieces of necessary paperwork and paid the appropriate fees to become a substitute in our local public school district and submitted them all on a … Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month

If I think about the path my life had taken, I should be really proud of what I have accomplished, and very, very grateful to the women’s movement for the opportunities I have almost taken for granted. I decided in … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned – Part II

(For part I – please see this post – What I’ve learned-Part I) I must say, resourceful or not, motherhood knocked me on my ass. I can look back now with compassion for myself. Due to my own very difficult … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned – Part I

[Due to an obnoxiously long word count, I decided to make this a two-parter] When I started this job almost 10 years ago, I was extremely unprepared for mothering. I’d like you talk about my own mother for a moment, … Continue reading

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Joblessness woes – in which I start freaking out

We have been bitten by the jobless bug over here in the RSG household. Mr. RSG was laid off from his panic attack-inducing job as a mechanical engineer last October.  His severance was pretty decent:  8  weeks pay plus his … Continue reading

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Dusting off my resume

I got a phone call from my mother because she read in the paper that my old company is starting plans to build a new larger facility close to my home. I am 7 years out of date from any … Continue reading

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Canned

Well… I guess we join the ranks of the nation’s unemployed. Mr. RSG, a mechanical engineer, got laid off today.  Not for doing bad work, but because the company needed to reduce headcount.  We are actually surprised when Mr. RSG … Continue reading

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Tough lesson to learn…

I think I have pretty much decided that there is something I am supposed to be learning here that I can not learn as long as I keep trying to make friends. I’m actually not depressed or frustrated.  This isn’t … Continue reading

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This other me…this other life

A metamorphic process is underway in me.   It’s something that began 6 years ago…when I stepped out of the treadmill of conventional service-for-pay employment. I’ve been engaged in some online conversation about finding meaningful work when you have many gifts/talents … Continue reading

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Following new leads.

What if the puzzle pieces are falling into place…the cloud of despair is lifting…and I could almost deal with life again knowing there are steps to take (non-medicated ones)? What if I can build on my strengths and work around … Continue reading

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