Thinking Out Loud

You haven’t written anything lately…. So says the brain. Yeah, I’ve been avoiding. But I’m here now. Oh good. Write something amazing! Yeah, about that. Amazing doesn’t happen quickly for me… You are avoiding again! You should write more!  I’m here, aren’t I? And I changed the title and tagline of this blog to reflect…

Wanted: Work

Two years. Two years since I graduated college and nothing. No paying jobs. I’ve done everything I know how to do. Applied everywhere. Asked people about applying. Reached out to people and ‘networked’. Nothing. Zip. I know I am not the usual college graduate. At nearly 50 I am older. And I have worked before,…

Selfishism

Selfish: adjective: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. -ism: noun; informal, derogatory:  a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement. The more I listen, the more I hear “me comes first”. The more I hear it, the more…

Spoons for Mental Illness?

By now most of you out there have heard of The Spoon Theory, by Christine Miserandino. She opened up the discussion about having an invisible illness, what it was like living with something that hurt but didn’t make you look sick. Since then millions have started using the words “I am out of spoons” for…

Plus Sized & Happy

A friend recently posted this link on one of her social media feeds. I am, for your information, according to the fashion industry, plus sized. Have been for many years now. At midlife I have no wish to try and fit into a size zero, or even a size 8. I’m also fairly curvy, so…

Still Looking…

…for work. I knew it would be a hard road, and a long one. But its getting to the nail-biting stage. Hubby is now regularly borrowing from savings to pay our bills. We’ve had to take on two new long-term debts in the form of a new car for him (auto-accident this past December not…