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My plaid pajamas will never be the same again.

Our story begins on a Friday. The scene opens on our heroine sleeping peacefully a slight smile playing on her face. Stage left a cell phone rings ominously on the nightstand. 472 more words

Wrecking Ball

I lost my job last week.

The twist? I was okay with it, thankful even. I had reached a point in my career where the job I was doing made me so miserable, that I was just ready for it to be over. 1,007 more words


Derailed at 40

Yep.  The train has jumped the tracks.  Do I try to put it back on or build a new track?

I have been a part-time working mom for the last sixteen years while raising my three children.  858 more words

And so it begins...

Sometimes the universe gives you a sign (or several), and sometimes the universe kicks you in the ass. And sometimes it does both. It did both for me. 292 more words


Job Loss

Last week the first time jobless claims in America was 218,000. That is the number of people filing for unemployment benefits. While that is only a small portion of the 325.7 million people in America, that is still an incredibly huge number! 1,389 more words

my failed marriage & the subsequent two years: part 4 • directions i never intended

September 2015:

I began working in Annual Giving for the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. I worked in a beautiful office, with glass walls and white noise in this super-architecturally-environmentally-sustainably-awesome-buzzwords-that-means-something-to-people-who-know-about-amazing-buildings-building. 1,760 more words


Laid Off Luxury

Since I’ve been laid off from the position of wage slave, my sleep pattern has been disrupted. Never an early riser, I was at least reluctantly accustomed to getting up for work and showing up for work, esteemed traits of the boomer generation. 498 more words