Absurd

I could air grievances based on the random absurdities I constantly find my life bombarded with. It would be cathartic. But I don’t know if that’s the right way to do things. So what if I just take a look at myself and examine my own expectations and actions. What is it that I bring … Continue reading Absurd

Pretending to Care

Disclaimer: This post is going to come across as extremely negative. Now, I never claim to be the most positive cynic in the world, but I'm going full dark side here. And while I generally try to keep the language G or PG rated, that may go out the window in this post as well. … Continue reading Pretending to Care

Better Late Than Never

“You’re fired,” said Heather calmly. She stood behind her desk, leaning on her hands and staring at the scattered papers that lined the surface. Slowly, she looked up at Tommy, the young messenger who was clearly not understanding that he had just lost his job. “Wait… what?” Tommy asked, more confused than was usual for … Continue reading Better Late Than Never

How to Tell if You’re Working for the Right Company

I'm gonna say some good things about the people for whom I work. However, thinking about the nature of my job, I really can't mention my company by name, but I want to make it clear that I have been really blessed to have fallen into the right place when I began this job back … Continue reading How to Tell if You’re Working for the Right Company

The Things About Which I Cannot Write

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

Morning Announcements

I don't work in the school I was in for over a year anymore. In fact, I don't work in any school anymore. Therefore, I feel like it's safe to share this story. It's all about the morning announcements... You probably knew that. Because of the title. I have got to learn to be more ambiguous. … Continue reading Morning Announcements

That Line from Office Space

I always feel funny starting off a blog post by saying, "Can I be honest?" Of course I can be honest. It's my blog. I could lie if I wanted to and no one would know the difference. But I'm not gonna lie. I'm going to admit that I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a … Continue reading That Line from Office Space

The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year! And welcome to what has 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. Please note, … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Upheaval

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

It’s Been a Year Already?

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?