Sunday, August 22, 2010

You are.....not a Muslim

Soooooo seriously-utterly-hilariously-sad.


Got fired. Released, let go, laid off. Being fired, even unfairly has to be one of the most embarrassing things to happen to a person. It's like being publicly dumped.

All your co-workers are still good enough to hang on; but you're obviously broken in some way.

TO go from being part of the in-circle to be told "No, you can't clean your desk out."

Politely, "I'm sorry, but they don't need you anymore."

Unemployment hell. Well, unless you kinda enjoy it. Are productive, get your eyebrows threaded, shop for killer heels.....then proceed to churn out three papers in four days.....

Unceremoniously released. No reason; other than the obvious ones which everyone knows.....

Hired back, in a new position that feels more like a sympathy date than a perfect match.

I was only tryin' to get ahead.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Intrinsic Value

I read an article last month in O magazine about assigning value to objects in our lives; and it's still resonating in my mind and spirit.

It essentially stated:

1. The things that bring us the most joy; add the most value to our live should be afforded most time, effort, and money.

2. Things that add minimal joy but are essential should be afforded a minimal amount of time, sweat and finances.

3. And finally things that add no joy or value, that are not essential should receive none of our resources.

The first aspect I applied this to was clothing. I love thrift stores and have been known to purchase crap because its cheap. So I made a resolution to spend top dollar on things I really love, that are functional. And ignore frivolous items that don't add value to my closet. And things I only sorta like but need, like black turtle necks for winter, should have minimal funds spent on them.

But as certain frustrations began to arise in my life and day-to-day schedule I began to realize that some things that are really important to me and value-added were being neglected.

And sometimes the hardest thing to do is to walk away from relationships, activities, and occupations that are mentally and physically draining; while offering no value to our lives.

That takes courage. I aspire to be a little more courageous everyday. I am going to have to change course.

Check on your girl cause it ain't easy, not by a long-shot.