Y'all... The nature of my career is such that there is a lot that happens that I really can't divulge. You know... because of confidentiality. But there's so much that happens that I want to write about! And it tears me up inside. It was so easy when I worked for the bank. I could … Continue reading The Things About Which I Cannot Write
Things are in flux. I guess they have been for a while now. And by things, I mean my work life. I only recently celebrated my first anniversary being back in the position of Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor with a company that I had previously worked for, prior to my time on staff with my … Continue reading Upheaval
As of yesterday, I have officially been back in the world of Therapeutic Day Treatment Counseling for a year. I almost can't believe it's been a year. Then again, when you combine the past year with the experience I had on this career path previously, I almost can't believe it hasn't been a decade. I'll be … Continue reading It’s Been a Year Already?
What does it mean to have a good work ethic? Does it mean that, no matter the circumstances, come hell or high water, you are gung-ho about punching in and doing your job? Does it mean that you’ve set goals for yourself and your life and you’re willing to do what it takes to achieve … Continue reading Work Ethic
Well... it happened. And we're not even a month into the new school year. I've got a cold. I mean, it's certainly not the end of the world. I've had worse. But to think we've gotten three full weeks of school under our belts. And even saying that is a stretch, because the first week … Continue reading Really? Already?
What do you like best about your life? Least? I'll be honest... because when am I not when it comes to these questions of the week? I have a hard time coming up with what I like best about my life. I can think of a lot of things I don't necessarily like about my life … Continue reading Question of the Week #181
Well, this has now become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Much to my surprise, most of the … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018
Would you be willing to do something very unsatisfying (for example, clean toilets) for five years if you were certain that the experience would afterwards bring you a deep sense of personal fulfillment for the rest of your life? There are a lot of people out there who do not like their jobs. I've been … Continue reading Question of the Week #167
I'm back y'all. Did you miss me? Don't answer that. I'd like to just assume that you did and that you've clicked on this post because you have seen sitting by your computer for weeks just waiting for new content from your friendly neighborhood Single Guy. So I'm gonna just assume that. Okay? I'm glad … Continue reading What’s Old Is New Again
Would you accept a guaranteed, lifetime allowance of $50,000 per year (adjusted annually for inflation) if accepting it meant that you could never again earn money from either work or investments? No brainer. Absolutely, I would. Even if it wasn't adjusted annually for inflation, I'd do it. It's not that I don't enjoy work or … Continue reading Question of the Week #141