Who? Me?!?!

It’s so reassuring to know that one isn’t alone in one’s predilections. (Yes, I just used that word.)

Ethan Hauser’s musings on the “plight of the office introvert” in a recent NY Times Op-Ed got me both giggling and mournfully realizing the only way to get an office to myself would be to:

(1) Angle for a significant promotion. (This sadly would mean more extroverted activities, so I ask: when would private office space actually have the chance to be enjoyed in this scenario?)

(2) Cash in my chips and go it alone à la entrepreneurial style. (This leaves me with the not unreasonable concern around start-up success and failure rates, again, leaving one wondering how long that private office could actually be enjoyed?)

Given that admission into a silent-vow convent is not in my immediate future (notwithstanding my delight in Julie Andrews’ singing-nun portrayal), it appears that I might be better off maximizing telework options and filling my space with green, flourishing plant life and a chocolate bowl. This way my friendly coworkers and I can receive the beneficent miracle of a plant’s transpiration and soothing qualities while also enjoying a chocolate rush. And what could possibly be better than that?

breaking free . . .


Ever wonder if writing can help you break free of your chrysalis?  

I now have a dog-eared, highlighted, and notated treatise The
Curmudgeonly Professor's Thoughts on How Writing Can Change Your Life 
encouraging me to use my love of writing to help grow into the next steps 
of my life.

Using concrete examples and simple stories, Professor Blood brings to life the reality and potential in placing pen to paper and freeing one’s mind to explore, discover, simplify, dream, plan and achieve.

Two quotes from his work I share with you:

“. . . our writing project takes on a life of its own, and we have promoted it to be our boss,” reminds me to not fear the call of the muse;

and,

“. . . our daily scribblings . . . stand as testimony to our success in holding ourselves accountable” reminds me of that all important first lesson — sit down and put pen to paper!

There is so much more, and well worth the price. For the cost of about three Starbuck’s lattes you can have this helpful and encouraging resource. Find the Curmudgeonly Professor’s thoughts on this and many other topics at Amazon.com in both print and for Kindle.