As part of my New Year's resolution of being impeccable with my word (to myself!), I committed to an alcohol-free January. Why subject myself to this torture, you ask? Well...after quite a boozy holiday December, I wanted to prove to myself that I don't need to drink wine to have a good time AND I… Continue reading A dry January update…
I did it again. I put so much imaginary pressure on myself to "escape" the cubicle within a certain time frame, that I began to loathe the process. Suddenly the 9-5 grind didn't seem like such a sucker deal anymore. It always comes down to the same problem: taking on too much at once, making… Continue reading The end of the countdown.
(I never understood Dilbert comics as a kid, until my life became a Dilbert comic. And now I laugh so hard I cry a little whenever one of my fellow cube slaves graces my inbox with one.)
I've always been a proponent of to-do lists as a way of organizing the seemingly endless number of tasks I've been dawdling on. The only problem is, to-do lists are sneaky. They provide you with the temporary illusion of getting shit done: Step 1, make a to-do list. Well, that took effort. I deserve the… Continue reading T-minus 119 days: Goodbye, to-do lists!
...and if that doesn't work, I CLEARLY have a bright future ahead of me in the professional world of doodling.
...I usually give up and concede to another few months of cubicle life until I get so sick of water cooler chit-chat again that I come up with another seemingly-awesome idea which I inevitably give up on and so on. You get the point. So what's different this time? Beyond the giant pile of self-help… Continue reading T-minus 126 days: When the going gets tough…
A few short years ago, my idea of freedom would have been similar to Adam's: the ability to strap on a backpack and travel the world. Today, my idea of freedom has more defined roots: a career I am passionate about with unlimited income potential; the ability to support my hypothetical future family. A home… Continue reading T-minus 127 days: What does freedom mean to you?
10. WORMS 9. Quitting my job and becoming financially dependent on somebody else 8. The Chucky movies (I successfully hyperlinked that without actually looking at the article - huzzah!) 7. My lack of basic survival skills during the off-chance of a zombie apocalypse 6. Karaoke 5. The five seconds before a plane's wheels land on the… Continue reading T-minus 128 days: Top 10 things I’m currently scared of…
Anger “Holy shit why am I still sitting in this goddamn cubicle? How many hours have I wasted here? (7,920!) Why am I not brave/smart/[insert any self-defeating adjective here] to just pull the trigger and leave? Determination "Screw paying my bills. I am going to figure out a way to get out of here. I… Continue reading T-minus 130 days: The 6 stages of deciding to quit your soul-sucking job.
I would like to gracefully depart 2015 with a note for anyone who has recently had their heart broken. Things probably seem pretty fucking shitty right now. You may still be struggling to dig yourself out of a mound of snotty Kleenex – or perhaps you're not even pretending to try. Or maybe you are… Continue reading Goodbye, 2015.