Usually Muscle Monday is about my kid. Today it is about me. I've been flexing my public speaking muscles lately and it's been amazingly satisfying. I joined Toastmasters International in 2008 and really enjoyed it but a rough time in my life when I got really depressed made me think dropping out of Toastmasters was…Read more Unusual Muscle Monday
This is my reward for making it through the job interview/presentation. Given how much I've spent over the last two days on make-up, presentation supplies, a haircut, and celebration sushi, I'd better get this job: I need the money... Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
Today all my Toastmasters experience and practice is coming into play. I got invited to an interview for a trainer position based on my CareerBuilder resume. Tuesday afternoon I was given a 15 minute 'canned' PowerPoint presentation that I must present in my Thursday interview. Today (Thursday) my current job is all chaotic because a…Read more One of those days
Back in February I told my Toastmasters club that I was working on a bloodless coup of my daughter's gymnastics booster club. I just found out that it has hit a roadblock... I did not get elected president of the board. I thought to myself "Well, I guess the coup was unsuccessful." But then I…Read more An unsuccessful coup
Those of you that have discovered my writing since I joined WordPress may not know that I am a former process engineer laid off in October 2012 who is now making not nearly enough money to pay my bills on a contract job that has no benefits. Last Wednesday I found out that the hiring…Read more H is for Happiness
This is part of my quest to get re-employed, by the way. I am not trying to join Rotary Club, only because once I am re-employed I doubt I would be able to go to a weekly 2hr lunch-time meeting. It seems like a great organization - one I'd love to...