Category Writing

Oddities

“It’s the last one!” “I found it first! My days at Phipp’s are nothing more than a vehicle for entertainment, filled with oddities that might seem outlandish for the ordinary folk, but to us retail employees, it’s all part and parcel of the job. Though I desperately need to find employment elsewhere (a job with […]

The ME Factor

What is it about me? Had a really promising interview for a job I really wanted.┬áReally wanted.┬áI thought I nailed it. First interview lasted 45 minutes, the second nearly two hours. Lots of smiles, banter and handshakes. Discussed salary, hours, benefits. Asked for references. I didn’t get it. About the same time last year, the […]

Free Zone

I only wish I could wake up like this in the morning and be so entirely exuberant. Unfortunately, every morning I wake up quite the opposite: worried, anxious, a little scared, even. See, I’m facing freedom like I haven’t in years. And I got to tell you, it’s a little frightening. Just signed the contract […]

Glue Trap

Ever feel like the more you want to change your life, the more it stays the same? Or, put it another way, life puts on the brakes when you’re ready to let loose and fly high. It’s like being stuck in a glue trap: still moving, going nowhere, struggling to get free. Why is that? […]