When work becomes disempowering, stand your ground.

I choose what I want to eat or drink, anything that fancies my mood because that is more predictable than yours. I choose who I want to be with or where I want to go during the one hour lunch because it's a breather from the 9 to 6 of being back in school or … Continue reading When work becomes disempowering, stand your ground.

It’s not about me, but it needs to start with me.

Before I started work in my not-so-new job, I wrote down a list of reasons to remind myself of why I accepted the job, and also made a checklist to help me make a decision at the end of one year if I should stay or go. Here I am appraising my employer shortly after … Continue reading It’s not about me, but it needs to start with me.

This is what stepping into my discomfort zone looks like.

I am on a bullet train and I have to transit at some interchange ahead to change lines. But I am so exhausted I let myself fall asleep anyway. I awake later to find that I have missed some stops and will now need to make a detour. The train has stopped at a station … Continue reading This is what stepping into my discomfort zone looks like.

Happy cock it up year!

Another year with lots of new beginnings to be excited about. A new job, new names and faces to remember, new travel route to work, new things to learn on the job, all in one pretty package. Yet something seems to be weighing on me. I don't always like the skeptic in me, but I shall admit I have my doubts and … Continue reading Happy cock it up year!