Sunday, June 26, 2011

Recurring Theme?

Watching the Sopranos tonight.

Is there are recurring theme with women that think they can find "fulfillment" with this exam?

I am not dogging it, but as a recruiter, helping people find jobs and careers, I have seen many that think the passing of one or two exams leaves people think they are entitled.

I saw a resume last week of someone that hasn't worked an office job since 1992, and sent her child's school schedule so I can find her a job that will fit her busy schedule.

Also saw a man that had zero Technical experience, but felt since he just took an online class, he is entitled to a top IT job.  I don't get it.

I think about our older generation that would never feel entitled to something that they didn't work for!  I wonder if this entitlement era is why most of the population is on meds, self meds, and always looking for their "dream life"...

When did hard work and effort get traded in for waiting to be entitled?


Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Manifesting what I want with daily life

As I was swimming in the pool today, thinking about my birthday tomorrow, I came to a realization.

Everything I wanted, I worked hard, and managed to get.

I remember growing up in the city of Chicago, in a small two bedroom, apartment. I never wanted much. A ten speed bike. I got that at 12. I wanted my own room, and I got that at 13 when my parents bought a house.

I wanted a husband, and a family. Check.. I was blessed with a loving husband, and daughter. I wanted a kitten. When Rick and I bought a house, we adopted three.

I wanted to see my favorite childhood band, the Rolling Stones live. In 1994, I was 10th row.

I never had a "need" for my own swimming pool, as there was Norwood Park where I lived as a child all summer long. But a few years after we bought our house, Rick put in a pool for us.

I wanted a Jaguar. It took 10 years, but finally bought a used 1999.

I wanted to work from home, since I was never able to just be a "homemaker", yet now , at age 39, I work out of the house, and travel when I need to conduct interviews, client visits.

I would love to agree with the nay-sayers out there, and say, I must be "lucky", but hell with that!  It's not easy waiting for life just to "happen".  None of those material things mean a thing without family.  People that you can depend on, as well as count on to kick you in the behind when you need it too.  I could have easily financed a Jaguar in 1999.  But I decided to wait.  I just bought a house, and my daughter was only 7 years old.  We had responsibilities, and bills.  How did we know homeowning would be such a money pit!  We got in debt, worked our way out several times.  But we did it together. Both looking together, in the same direction.

Alyssa is our daily happiness. Our nieces and nephews, Brittany, Emily, Adam, and Alex.. They are our smiles and giggles!

I sit back, and still hear from friends that I need to "get out".. no I don't.  When I am "ready" I will, until then, I will do my thing, at home, at work.. at my pace.

My plans for tomorrow? Home, swimming weather permitting, gardening, chores, and yeah.. I work tomorrow too!

What do I still want?

1. See David Gilmour live, even in passing will do.
2. Be able to replace the windows and doors on my house
3. Go on a honeymoon.
4. Travel to London
5. Go on a Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand.
6. Find Jake's Beach where I went as a kid in Day Camp

LOL.. Now if that list take me twenty years to accomplish, I will still be #winning!

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Where does the weekend go

Not a true Sharing Light post today.. just updating.

It's Sunday night, again. Tomorrow it's back to the work week. Traffic, and a full five day week. Every week should have Monday off. Doesn't the French have 32 hr work weeks?

I have my pillows propped up on the couch, to support my neck from all the swimming I did this weekend. Only five total hours this weekend, but the sun was so strong, best not to push it and get burned early on.

I saw the "Perfect" video by Pink for the first time Saturday night. I bawled. I Tweeted to Pink for thanking her for stealing my life story. No response! Damn it!

Family updates... Alyssa seems to be doing well. She's so much more independent than I was at 20. Sure, I had a family, but I wouldn't be alone. I had Rick and her at 20. She's on the go, working, writing, reviewing.. working out every day.. and still finds time to catch the latest X-Men movie, and then go to a bonfire on Saturday night. Then back up for work on Sunday. (She works Sun-Thursday). At least she is off school for the summer, not that I see her much more than during the year. Thank goodness I have a pool!

Rick. He's so pleased with recently earning the title as a ASE World Class Technician. I know in numbers, it is really an amazing status. Only 1300 in the Nation. However, he was already world class in my book.

I have been okay, very tired lately. Work is getting good and busy, and it seems my phone is always ringing. Anyone who knows me, knows talking on the phone annoys me. I would love to take a vacation, with the family, out of pocket, but it's never been possible. Whether it's the job, or money, or taking time off, just doesn't seem we can ever make it happen. That's the sucky part of living a responsible life...

Then I wonder, if the three of us ever did get the "same" week off, would we even waste the money on the "vacation", or would the week be at home, maybe just vegging at the pool or book store.

I am tired... need to retire by 45. :-) By then, I can hope to be a soccer grandma, but driving the kiddies in the

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.