Fill your bag with treats this Halloween!
Saturday, October 21, 2017
OK so if you haven't heard the news...I am getting married (again) this coming Friday :)
My first marriage ended very amicably (and if you don't know the tale behind it, just ask) but it was unusual (at least to me). We are good friends to this day, but wow I cannot wait to dump the name.
So...that brought up a great question; I've lived with that last name for 19 years....how do I take it out of use completely?
I thought over the usual spots:
drivers license, SS card, voter registration...
But what about the other ones? Work login, nameplate, resume, etc. How do you practically erase 19 years?
It's like John Cougar Mellancamp dropping "Cougar". TBH I still call him that!
How do I stop the use of the old and get folks used to the new?
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Only 24 days to go!!! Wahooo!
To all my fellow brides-to-be do you do a countdown? I did, since almost the day we set 'the' date! I kept it on the fridge and marked it down faithfully every single day.
Now? With only three weeks and change to go; we can almost relax. This is a small affair, outdoors, no big receptions. The biggest worry was getting the flowers, which I just picked up last Saturday. :)
Next? To get the actual license, candy for goody bags, choose food, and be sure the mother of the groom has a nice outfit.
Oh...and to teach the groom to dance. That'd be nice too. LOL
Anyone else with an October wedding? My last one was too...this time of year is hot!
What are your issues with last-minute items?
Monday, October 2, 2017
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
When you think of soft skills...what comes to mind? I think that they are either a personality trait or something that is fostered and taught. Ahhhh but there's the quandary.
Who's responsibility is it to actually teach these things?
Parents? Teachers? Clergy? Bosses?
I can honestly say, I think a lot of it should come from the parents. Children learn by example. They mimic the world they are brought up in...no matter how good or how bad. They can follow it or reject it altogether too.
For me: high school taught me the interpersonal, the flexibility was something I was born with, but the attitude was the biggest change for me. I used to have a crappy one! But my last boss (who was awesome) taught me a LOT and he believed in me and respected me. He let me spread my wings and pitch in my ideas. So my attitude changed drastically thanks to him.
How about your own experiences? Who do you think should teach these things? The modern workforce is clamoring for folks with these abilities...they are not being taught...so who should be doing it?
Well boys n girls...it is time for Plan C. Plan Creative or Charming or something else I haven't conjured just yet.
Plan A went away in 2015; that was, a marriage, a house, the little white picket fence and goals. My life got complicated. (VERY)
Plan B was going great! New man, new state, new environment, and a great job. Well...that job went away in January.
So now...I still have my man (my fiance), a roof over my head, and a brain full of creativity (it's just stuck in neutral). I also have loads of education (which is a blessing a curse). A Masters is terrific if it's in your current field and you have a job already.
Have you ever reached a point for your Plan C? My goal now is to try to land any type of gig, but to work very much on my long-neglected books, ads, networking, etc.
I wish you (and me) luck!!