Tuesday, March 6, 2007

When enough is enough

I'm afraid that I am one of those individuals that have not found what they would like to do for the rest of their lives. I am "mentally" torn about my current job. I currently work for a small company. Unlike some of the other positions, my job is a good "9 to 5" Monday - Friday type of job. Very rarely do I need to stay late for anything.. and if I did, it's because I wasn't efficient with my time earlier in the day.

Needless to say, I constantly find myself wishing that I wasn't here. I'm not naive to think there is a perfect job out there for me. I feel kind of foolish in my daydreams. My job is not stressful and I make ok money. I am able to pay my bills (for the most part / most of the time). It's a good job. I'm just not satisfied. Now, I am finding that I am not putting my whole self into my job. Will I ever be? I simply do not know.

So you may ask yourself, "Why is she still here?" For the same characteristics that I listed above... non-stress... predictable schedule...

When enough is enough? How do I get past this funk? Part of me believes that I should stop whining and be happy. I certainly can put more an effort into my job. The other part of me is wanting to look elsewhere... another job that keeps me intrigued not to mention for more money.

I guess a time will come where both parts of me will be on the same page about my job. We shall see...

Friday, March 2, 2007

Manners please!

Okay... Fellow Cell Phone Users...

Please pay attention to this message. There is a time and a place for everything. Where are your manners? or the respect for the people that you are with?

I (and I'm sure that I speak for others) find it so annoying and disrespectful to have your cell phone non-silent during meetings, meals, movies, etc. This is becoming such a pet peeve for me as of late.

For instance, I am sitting in the WW meeting this past Wednesday. They have the general rule that you are not to have your cell phone ringers on. Why waste the time of everyone in the room by interrupting the meeting? Do people shut off the ringers? No! Is it so important that you have your cell phone ring on for the 30 minutes that the meeting takes? Heck! Put it on vibrate.. that's even a little better. There is no reason to disrupt the team leader and the others in the room.

Currently.... In the other room, there is a meeting going on with my bosses and some clients. I overhear my one boss come out of the room and whispers into her cell phone. I'm sorry but I can't talk to you right now because I am meeting... So why did she answer it to begin with? Why did she even take the cell phone into the room? What does it show our clients not to mention the other employees in the room? We do not work in a profession where there are life & death emergencies.

How does it make you feel when you are sitting down to dinner with a couple of friends and basically you are sitting there twiddling your thumbs while a person talks on the cell phone about something that can certainly wait?

Use common sense people!! And try to picture what it would be like if the roles are reversed! The world would be a much better place if people took the time to be considerate.

Okay... I am done ranting & raving... Thank you for listening.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It's the little comments...

One of the goals that I set for myself is to get my weight back under control. I signed up for Weight Watchers back in September 2005. My starting weight? It was 236.6 lbs. It was a terrible weight to be at considering that I am only 5'4". As of last Wednesday, I weight a total of 158.8 lbs. I am just under 20 lbs to my goal weight. Piece of cake, right? I mean I've already lost the majority of my weight... how hard can the last 20 lbs be? Let me tell you! I am finding it very hard. Over the last few months (Months!?!), I've been going back and forth on the scale. It is SOOO frustrating!

It is so hard to keep in mind what I have accomplished so far. Sometimes, a little comment to me just catches me off guard and snaps me back onto the track.

What was it this time?

I recently went into Lane Bryant to look for a birthday gift for a good friend of mine. She recently joined WW again too. The one thing that I know that helps is new (smaller) clothes on your weight loss journey. Anyways, a friend and I walked in to find an outfit. A sales clerk greeted us as we enter into the store. Our short but sweet conversation went as follows:

Sales Clerk: "Hello Ladies. Welcome to Lane Bryant. Is there something that I can help you with?"

Me: "I'm here to look for a gift for a friend of mine... I am hoping to be inspired!"

Sales Clerk: "That's great. Just so you know... this is a plus-size clothing store".

Me: "Yes, thank you. We know".

Inside my mind .. I am saying "THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!". Of course, I know that LB is a plus-size store... as my gold LB credit card is well aware of too. Just imagine! She took me as someone who didn't shop there... someone who wouldn't need to shop there! Needless to say.. that conversation made my night.

On a side note, I did find a great outfit for my friend. So it was a win / win shopping trip!

My first blog

To tell you the truth, I am not quite sure why I decided to create a blog. I'm not one that keeps a diary for long... despite the many attempts over the years. Although, I do find myself surrounded with a good husband, close friends, and family... I am still looking for a way to express my thoughts, feelings, and opinions in a non-constrictive manner.

So to you, my readers, I welcome you to my blogsite.