Sleeping with the Skeleton in My Closet

Have you ever felt how you’re not who you think you are? That you’re not who society or your family wants you to be? That you might be harbouring a deep, dark secret or two? No, you’re not a cold-hearted serial killer. Neither are you a psychotic child molester or serial rapist. You’re you. You…

Wading into the Unknown.

It has been four months since I was kicked out of a job because the company wanted to rehire a former employee. A role that I had been hired to fill, but was then told my services were no longer required because said former employee would be returning to take it back from me. It…

How to Handle Rejection on Your Own.

Rejection is a topic that many people don’t want to hear, don’t want to talk about, nor do they want to receive in the first place. As it is very common to get rejected, here are a few ways of mine on how to deal with it. Photo by Gerd Altman from Pixabay Rejection is…

When Wrongful Termination Turns Into A Messy Divorce.

It’s been awhile since I last published a post. Heck, it’s been awhile since I last turned on my personal laptop at home to do my blogging. Yes, it’s been awhile. There is a back story to this. There is a reason why I haven’t been blogging consistently. Four months ago, on January 14, 2018,…

In Loving Memory… Of My Job.

Let me ask you something. If you learn that you were going to lose your job, how would you feel? Would you: (a) Jump for joy? (b) Shed a tear? (c) Smile and calmly accept your fate? (d) Flip your manager the bird and strut like a boss out of the office? Or all of…

Can We Be Reprogrammed Not To Feel?

I don’t know about you guys but sometimes I feel as if I could do with a reboot. You know how hard you slog at your job to the point of exhaustion and collapse. Your brain is tired from all that thinking and squeezing. And you just want to jumpstart your brain with the very…

Book Review: Torch by Cheryl Strayed.

No. of pages: 348 pages Published: 20 June 2014 Publisher: Atlantic Books Settings: Minnesota, America Website: http://www.cherylstrayed.com I’ve read books where grief and sadness were concerned and I had to take short breaks for the sake of my emotions. I remember reading Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai. The events were so painful they tore my…

Scarier Than Monsters, Worse Than Clowns!

When I was a kid, I was not bothered by the skeletons in my closet nor the monsters under my bed. I didn’t have creepy neighbours either. Although I did have a fear of horror movies where scary clowns kidnap children and eat them (I still do now and as an adult, I hate / despise /…

A Bubbling Cauldron of Emotions.

Emo Nemo. Drama Queen. Cry Baby. Yeah, I’m almost certain that some of us have been called one of the names above before. At least once, and it isn’t a label that I’d welcome and be thankful for. Because emotions are part of us and it is normal for us to be emotional. Although, being…

As a Matter of Conflict: Fight or Flight?

  There has been a bad vibe going around in my workplace for some time now, and truth be told, I had wanted nothing to do with it. It was conflict. I wanted to sink in further down my chair, hide behind my laptop and pretend nothing happened. The thing is, the conflict revolved around me….

What Happens When Your Job’s Not Cut Out For You.

Have your family and friends ever told you how lucky you are to have a job (your job, to be precise), but all you feel is a sense of utter confusion? Perhaps you simply can’t put your finger on what exactly it is that you don’t like about your current role, and you’re still there…

Book Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies.

When I saw this book on the fiction shelves in Borders, I knew I must have it. The cover was attractive enough, the back of the book told me enough to know roughly what the story would be about, and also because I’ve begun drinking tea (Lipton, to be exact) more so than coffee. Of…

Presenting the Fright of My Life.

This topic is old news to me, considering how many times I had been called up for a presentation but when I learn that I’m supposed to give a presentation, I clam up. I know I will never be able to avoid or run away from presentations but it’s still one of my biggest fears. As big…

The Last Kitten Rescue Update

Remember the little one that we plucked right off the middle of a busy residential road? The little kitten we rescued on Father’s Day? Yes, the very same. Just to be clear on what’s been going on, the little one has passed away. She has gone to join her Maker in cat heaven (and maybe…

Emotions at the Mere Touch of Decor.

Hello everybody, aren’t you glad it’s Friday already? Yes, I tend to make my lines rhyme sometimes. And it actually sounds nicer too. Not to mention, a little poetic as well. Since it’s already the end of yet another harrowing and busy work week, here’s a little something to read that is easy on the…

What Happens When They Say, “No.”

Our parents had the hardest time of their lives when we learnt how to say, “NO!”. We said “NO!” to everything; from refusing to eat our greens to not wanting to do our homework. As children, we thought it was funny to say, “NO!”. However, as we got older, that word itself was thrown back…

Hi, My Name is Jack.

WARNING: This post may come across as a rant, a complaint of some sort. If you do not wish to listen to my disgruntled opinion, you are welcome to leave the blog. SIX MONTHS AGO… JUNE 2015 I have been at my current company for six months now, having learnt the ins and outs of…