13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job

I just this past month celebrated my 13 year work-iversary.  After each one I spend some time ruminating back over my years put in to date, and usually come up with no profound insights or much of note, besides the annual reminder of just how many years I still have to go until my pension kicks in.  However Continue reading “13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job”

Do You Need Anything?

“Do you need anything?”  Not an unusual question to ask a friend when you’re running into the corner store, or to ask of your coworkers when you pop out for a quick visit to the drug mart across the street during a break.  However, insofar as this goes, I have developed a bit of a peculiar habit.  You see, I always ask, “Do you need anything?”, and then follow up whatever the reply with, “Do you want anything?”.  I found myself doing this very thing just last week, by having it pointed out to me by a friend, and have since been thinking over need vs. want.  A clichéd topic for sure, but a topic that has become cliché for a reason, and is always worth a mention. Continue reading “Do You Need Anything?”

Having Trouble Following Through? Give Yourself a Reason

I’m one of those people that requires, before learning any new thing, a reason for why it must be done, and to know what impact it may have.  In my case, this serves two purposes.

  1. I am able to learn to do said task better, understanding the importance of the intricacies of it.
  2. I am able to determine whether it is something worthy of spending my time on.

Continue reading “Having Trouble Following Through? Give Yourself a Reason”

Dear Girls (from one to another):

I know a lot of you have issues with your self esteem.  I used to as well.  I know a lot of you are insecure and feel you have to be a certain way or look a certain way because you’re worried that’s what other people expect of you.  I used to feel the exact same way. Continue reading “Dear Girls (from one to another):”

Thoughts on Self Acceptance, Self Improvement and ‘Faking It’

I was about to hit publish on this, but thought before doing so I would add in a little foreword.  I am still recovering from the excruciating sciatica and the little accident I had this weekend, sitting still in my favourite spot (my couch), and going to work at some drafts that I’ve had waiting in the queue to fill my time.  I admit, there was a brief time over the weekend where I was probably more highly medicated than I ought to have been, and did a little writing during that time, that I did not fully recall (oops!).  I quizzically opened up this one from my drafts this evening and read through it with some amusement.  With that in mind, I thought for kicks, since I put a fair deal of effort into, that I may as well hit the publish button!  It’s a tad on the convoluted side, to say the least!  And a bit nonsensical.  But there may be a point or two in it somewhere that you might enjoy stumbling across – just as I did, just a few moments ago! Continue reading “Thoughts on Self Acceptance, Self Improvement and ‘Faking It’”

Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It

When it comes down to it, one of the biggest money saving tips around you’re going to hear is “brown paper bag it”.  Stop going out for lunch.  You groan and weep a little internally as you see all those delicious and effortless meals going out the window.  And you go to the grocery store to load up on fixings for your favourite sandwich, and that bag of apples to go towards your vitamin fix, resigned to squishing into the back corner of the lunch room with all of the other sad workaholics who never seem to make it out of the place.  Continue reading “Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It”