Up at 4am on Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Up at 4am on Friday
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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:35am

This menopause-interrupted sleep is "for the birds!"  I snow lowed and shoveled twice yesterday, and I am waiting to do it again this morning, but I don't want to wake the neighbors, so I am waiting for a bit.  6 am is ok, yes?  How are you guys on the east coast?  It looks like you are getting great ski conditions, yes, Jean?  i recall that powder is GREaT for skiing.

work today, yoga tonight, quilt design late tonight.  I am contemplating a trip to Florida with dd for the Harry Potter amusement park.  ShAli's a true HP fan, and I really enjoy her company, and she is such a great kid, so maybe?  YOLO.  HAH!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 7:53am
Even if your trips aren't at an ideal period in your career, I still think it's awesome that you get to do them. I love that if we so choose, we can continue learning about ourselves and the world indefinitely. The day I stop wanting to learn is probably the day I step in front of a bus. ;)
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 10:55am
SJ, it's funny that you say that because I was wondering why I am anointed to work with this executive, when, it seems more appropriate for someone else who wants to be promoted. I am on the tail end of my career, too, and, frankly speaking, I jumped off the corporate ladder long ago. I wished that I would have climbed higher, but given the life events that occurred, I am happy with my choices. Karla, I agree with SJ...everyone grieves differently, and your BIL sounds like one of my brothers who got crazy when my dad was near death. My thoughts and prayers remain with you. Jean, enjoy what is left of your ski season AND your birthday weekend. Gymrat, YEA for getting towards sinus relief. SJ, enjoy your last 3 weeks, and hooray for the opportunity. Life is good. I just made a Pinterest-inspired quinoa dish, and now, will go workout at the gym, do some quilt designing, go shopping with dh, and do some legal BS. Enjoy!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 7:20pm

LOL, no, I jumped off the corporate ladder, you just went slower than you could have so you could have your life.  When I have wondered if I made the right decision, I remember how much I hated being inside all day long, working long hours, etc. and think about what end result would probably be--no matter how high you get, there will always be higher and more.  Honestly, looking from the outside, for me, the corporate world sucks.  Politics, game playing, money, prestige, worry; and the higher you go, the worst it gets. I'm happy I left. I would like to get into the non-profit world, though, and do something that would make a difference, not just a financial end result.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 7:23pm

It's such a great opportunity. Few of us actually get a chance to go off on our own and explore. I think you do learn a lot about yourself when you do that.  Who knows, maybe when this career ends, you'll find something else more exciting to do.  It sounds like you're not one to let grass grow under your feet.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 10:13am

Lol.  i was just wonderinwhat ai I could do, work wise, either in yoga, therapy dogs, and/or quilting.  :)

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