You can’t always get what you want, but…

…you get what you need. Back in July I was let go from a job in which I was miserable. It wasn’t a bad job, and I didn’t have a terrible boss. It was actually a pretty decent job, and I had a really intelligent, respected boss who was really good at what she did. […]

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Cubicle Required?

I’m at that point now; that point when I’ve collected my last severance check and the financial faucet has been turned off. I still have money coming in from a few other sources, but it won’t be enough to sustain us for very long. I thought I would be further along with finding other opportunities. […]

And, We’re Off

To say life has been interesting over the past 3-6 months would be an understatement. In that time, we have helped start a church, our son went to sleep-away camp for the first time, I was laid off, and now — well, now is what this blog is all about. Things have started happening over […]

Coincidental Blessings

A couple of weeks ago, in my post covering My Top 9 Opportunities, I listed one of them as ‘Part-Time Office Work.’ This past Tuesday, I met with the owner of the local company to find out more about what he needed. My original thought was that they needed an assistant; someone to help streamline […]

My Top 9 Opportunities

When I re-defined what this blog was to be about back in July, I wanted to make it a place where I could track my progress as a freelance writer. So far, I’ve talked mostly about the spiritual and emotional ups and downs of being laid off and facing the mountain that I perceive is […]

Trading Fear for Trust

For almost 8 years, I got up every weekday and went to the same building, parked in the same area, and made the same walk in, around, and out of that building. For 6 and a half of those years, I sat at the same desk. Monday through Friday held very little adventure, at least during […]

Passion Without Cubicles

Having been freed from employment recently, I’ve had some extra time to browse around the internet. One of the things that has struck me is how many people out there find passion and fulfillment in a variety of things. We get blinded by our own lives, worries, stresses, and responsibilities and forget what it is […]

Starting Monday

Browse through your favorite app store and you will find hundreds, perhaps thousands, of app based around productivity. Most people have a desire to be more productive. We all want to get more done in less time. As a result, we download calendar apps, task manager apps, fitness app, and apps for tracking just about everything […]

The Choice to Fear

As soon as I put it out there that I want to be a writer, and I am going to make a serious attempt and making a living writing, the enemy  starts trying to convince me what a terrible idea it is. Can I seriously believe that I can replace my job income with a writing income? […]

The Layoff

The journey begins. I started this blog with the idea that I could one day make a living writing. I would sit in my cubicle imagining a day when I could work from home, and have all the time in the world to focus on doing one thing really well. Here I am now, sitting at home, typing away, […]

posiFocus

You’ve seen me link to a few posts on posiFocus over the last few months. It is a site started by a couple friends, faith brothers if you will, to focus on all the positive things happening in this world. It is still very much in its infancy, but after a few recent posts, it […]

Dedication and Consistency

I had this idea that I would be able to continue to post meaningful content for years as long as I was dedicated and consistent in my effort. After only 5 or 6 months I have now found it difficult to maintain the output of information that I wanted to create. Part of it is […]