Friday, January 24, 2014

Top 10 Things I DON'T Miss About the Corporate World

Kim posted a hysterical video of a conference call depicted in real life (I'd link but I'm posting from my phone), which led me to declare conference calls being in the top 10 list of things I did not miss about the corporate world. So then I started thinking about what else would actually be on that list...

In no particular order:
1) conference calls
2) work clothes/heels
3) business lunches/dinners
4) conferences/meetings/seminars
5) stupid policies and procedures aka red tape
6) training (as both trainer and trainee)
7) HR/political correctness (especially as it pertains to CA)
8) dealing with those who feel entitled
9) technology issues
10) being stuck in a building

Edit 1/30/14:
11) Performance Appraisals

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Not really a new year's resolution, but something I've been working on for awhile now. But since it's the day to put these things out there, and I'll better hold myself accountable by doing so (totally contradicting what I'm about to say):

I'm going to stop worrying about what "everyone" thinks of me and stop being a people pleaser. Or at least less of a people pleaser...sometimes it is a good thing...but I do it too much.

For awhile now, I've watched while my mostly twin mom friends all frantically clean our houses before we have guests over. We will bare our souls to each other as we share our struggles on this wild ride,  but heaven forbid we let each other see our sinks piled with dishes, toys strewn all over the floor, and stacks of stuff on our counters or shelves placed out of reach of our little people. I totally will scrub every inch of my house before a big gathering. But if I just want to have a play date or a few friends over for wine? Must let the worry go. I'm fairly confident that 90% of my friends that have similar aged and quantity of kids have homes that appear to have been recently ransacked...because their kids outnumber them and are living and playing and happy. While striving for organized chaos, sometimes, often, it's just chaos. I'm trying to be okay with that.