1) I am forty and a half. That’s it. That’s the post. I’m kidding. For real, though, let’s recap. Despite interviews I feel proud of when they’re over, I have now been declined for FIVE internal, lateral-move analyst positions in as many years. Quick reminder that these positions tend to have anywhere between 60 and... Continue Reading →
(A sequel to my last entry) And so it was that, after lately ruminating on the void left by one acquaintance lost, I accidentally rediscovered a different acquaintance. I’ll preface with this: my domestic partner (DP) is an amazing person - the kind who is incapable of feeling jealousy because he understands complexity, who is... Continue Reading →
“Too Many Stars and Not Enough Sky“
For any passing strangers who might be vaguely aware of my career saga, I’ll give you the latest chapter - though its conclusion has not yet been written. I just went on my fourth internal panel interview in four years. (As you read, keep in mind that I work for a huge corporation.) What my... Continue Reading →
Ugly Truths about Plotting a Career Change, Pt. 1
I've been pretty honest in this blog about my (so far unsuccessful) career change machinations - but as my partner reminded me tonight, there is a saying that "There's the truth, and then there's the TRUTH." Tonight I'm all about cracking open that all-caps truth, in the interest of confronting and hopefully transcending it.1) I've... Continue Reading →
Quick Reminder: If Your Career Doesn’t Fit and You Think You’re Fooling People, You’re Probably Not.
I had a performance review at work today, and it was surreal. That is not to say it was negative. By all accounts I am doing what I am paid to do, and doing it well. It was, however, suggested that recent changes to my job description might have "re-engaged" me. That is an interesting... Continue Reading →
“Dating outside the Marriage”
(Note: This will probably be the only time I feature a craptastic stock photo about relationship drama, so SOAK IT UP, PEOPLE)My last entry nodded to elder millennials getting out of marriages they chose in their twenties. Well, I, too, am continuing to feel sour toward a stale marriage I chose in my twenties, and... Continue Reading →
When Staycation’s Over
Well, it happened again. Another week off (I usually take two a year, one in the spring and one in the fall) passed in a surreal flash. Many would remind me how lucky I am to have a job that allows me to drop everything for a week and get paid anyway. I don’t disagree.... Continue Reading →
Have Some More Folderol.
Forgive me, y'all, but I seem to be fixated on these career-related musings lately. I think what happens sometimes is, I keep certain observations at a low simmer for awhile, and all of a sudden they bubble up and demand my attention. I seriously just thought about deleting my LinkedIn. It struck me how much... Continue Reading →
Well, I WAS Going to Write About…
...the specific point in career shift exercises that consistently tripped me up when working with my advisor and still does to this day. That being: the point at which I am tasked with brainstorming what industries I am interested in, and, from there, identifying companies of interest within those industries. Now, I will circle back... Continue Reading →
It’s a Thin Line… between Gratitude and Complacency.
Coming off a three-day weekend during which I (in addition to other household chores)..... -Did a deeper than usual cleaning (DP helped) and bought new pillows to combat recent allergy flares-Did a ton of stretching and other exercising to combat my chronic, undiagnosed-despite-x-ray-and-rheuma-visit back problems, which also alternate between being tailbone, trap, pec, elbow, and... Continue Reading →