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It’s dark in the transition tunnel

November 4, 2011


I’m struggling to write because I’m struggling through this transition. And it’s not something you can talk to people about very easily (or write about very easily) because everyone thinks I’m living the dream. At least that’s what I think they think. Quit your job and do whatever you want or do nothing. Awesome. I […]

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Automatic productivity

October 18, 2011

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When you have a job, you’re automatically productive. In reality, you may or may not be but it’s easy to convince yourself that you are. And it’s quite comfortable. Productivity is my new struggle. I used to leave the house at 8am, return at 6pm, do a whole lot of nothing from 6pm to midnight, […]

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Sabbatical: week 1

October 12, 2011


Time abounds! In a good way. I keep forgetting that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow. And then I remember and I feel great. I feel great. I have been without a job for just over a week.  You might think it just feels like I’m on vacation. I thought it might feel […]

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I made the leap!

September 26, 2011


When you’ve really done the work, you know it and other people know it, too. I officially gave my resignation to my employer! It might seem crazy to take the risk of leaving my corporate job right now. But I’ve done the work. I’m prepared for change. I can clearly articulate the lead-up, the method, […]

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Asking a corporation to think differently

September 2, 2011


My career consultant is always pushing me to ask one more question or explore one more avenue. So, before I can quit my job, I need to be sure I have exhausted all options with my current employer. I’m so tired of being rational. But like a good little client, I trotted off to HR. […]

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