One of my favorite teachers as a kid was a math teacher who had been rumored to “not have to work”. We were all told by grades older than ours that she took her private jet to class and had so much money that if she was ever let go, it wouldn’t matter. She was […]Read More What Would Your Career Choice Be If Money Didn’t Matter?
One of the things I’ve noticed about feeling isolated at work is that it’s very hard to have strength in numbers when the person you are working for is a tyrant. Everyone gets their turn (usually) in the boxing ring or the lions den (whichever analogy you prefer) and everyone takes turns feeling sorry for […]Read More Isolation at Work – Strength in Numbers
I’ve been following Traveling Jersey Girl’s story on twitter and reading her blog and I am impressed with how she started her side hustle and then developed a plan to leave her full time job. It’s clear that the decision to leave a full time job is not always easy and can be scary at […]Read More Preparing to Quit Your Job- Activating your Exit Strategy and Side Hustle
It’s upsetting to even have to write this post but it’s been on my mind for some time. Without giving away my anonymity I will let you know that I am a female. Throughout my career, it seems as though some of the worst managers I’ve had and colleagues for that matter have been female. […]Read More Mean Girls at Work
Have you ever been to Europe and walked around wondering if people work at all? Southern Italy partakes in something I can only understand to be something of a Siesta. Shops close down every day from 1 to 6 pm and it’s pretty difficult to get anything accomplished during these hours unless it is your […]Read More Joie De Vivre – Europe vs US work / life balance
I’m always investigating job fields that allow you to (mostly) work from home or work remotely. There are some people I’ve spoken with who have cobbled careers out of a few part-time remote gigs, combined. There are many companies that now allow their employees to work from home but it may not be every day […]Read More Work From Home Options
For some reason every time I take a vacation, I come back irritable and feeling depressed. You open up Instagram and see all the world travelers and the beautiful photos and you just wonder if there is a life after this. Vacations feel like just a taste of life. We all know the expression of […]Read More Vacation Starvation
I started this blog because I enjoy writing and actually like reading success stories of those people who have launched their own careers outside of the corporate world. It gives me hope that you can work for yourself and still “have a life” or at least a balance. Let’s face it though: it would be […]Read More Is It Too Late To Blog for Living?
I’ve always been interested in why people choose the careers they do. I’ve fantasized about knocking on doors in fancy neighborhoods or in vacation towns and asking what people do for a living. Sort of like the “Millionaire Next Door” (which is one of my fave books). When I graduated college, I had student loans. […]Read More Does having a student loan impact career choice?
I have not quit my job. For the time being, I plan on keeping my identity mostly anonymous. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs over the years work wise and this is what prompted me to finally start this blog. I just think there are too many good stories out there that need […]Read More Truth Be Told