Organize Your Life (or at the Very Least, Some Stuff)

Oh, spring cleaning, you are a pain in my ass. Just when I think I can ignore your siren call, some cluttered corner of my life screams out for me to deal with it, if for no other reason that to not create tumbling piles of crap when I move one piece of precariously perched paper.  Read More Organize Your Life (or at the Very Least, Some Stuff)

Dispatches from Cubicleland

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a day job that requires me to spend the better part of the daylight hours in a cubicle farm. In this environment I am constantly learning new and interesting things about myself, about others, and about life. And since I’m such a giver, I’d like to share these insights with all of you. Read More Dispatches from Cubicleland

The Four REAL Reasons Working in an Office Sucks

Look, working in an office can be terrible and soul crushing, but not always for the most obvious reasons. I don’t like the popular notion that everyone who works in an office is a soulless, dead-eyed drone. There is such variety in industries and workplace types that encompass “office work” that it’s impossible to generalize in such a way. Also, this may be an unpopular opinion, but I don’t think cubicles are all that bad. Read More The Four REAL Reasons Working in an Office Sucks

Gen. X Movies: Aging like Fine Wine or Crystal Pepsi?

Now here’s a category where my Gen. Y status will undoubtedly help rather than hinder–having seen none of these movies when they first came out, I can determine (subjectively, of course) whether these classics have held up well with age or deflated like so many high, scrunchy-wrapped ponytails. Read More Gen. X Movies: Aging like Fine Wine or Crystal Pepsi?

Is Your Job Your Passion?

For a long time, I have been trying to navigate a balance with my career. Not work/life balance, although that’s very important, especially for women (and I still struggle with that as well). I’m referring to the balance between doing your job and feeling passionate about your job.  I don’t imagine this struggle, or my journey, is altogether unique. Looking back, about ten years into said career, I’ve realized what I want out of my profession has completely changed. Read More Is Your Job Your Passion?