One Hour

In the time between when I wake up at 5:00 and Benji gets up at 6:00 every morning, I get so much done.

  • Get dressed
  • Make my breakfast
  • Make my lunch
  • Put together most of Benji’s lunch
  • Put away clean dishes
  • Wash dirty dishes
  • Eat breakfast
  • Read Bible/have quiet time
  • Pack my bags for work, including bike gear
  • Brush teeth, finish getting ready
  • Start load of laundry
  • Fold last night’s laundry
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    So Many Things

    Sleep has eluded me the last few weeks. My brain seems to express anxiety this way — perhaps everyone’s does, I don’t know. But when we built the fireplace, I literally went through a period of almost total insomnia, which at least taught me some strategies for dealing with sleeplessness. These weeks, the anxiety has come out more as waking up obscenely early, or sleeping for only short periods of time between long wake-ups. But I’ve gotten enough sleep to get by, and I’m not stressing about it because I know it’ll pass when everything settles back down. Continue Reading...

    Employment Evolution

    At the New Year, people usually reflect on the past year. I’ll follow that well-trodden road with an emphasis on my employment situation, because this year and next year are shaping up to look so different as to be unrecognizable to one another.

    This year saw me reach a tipping point with my Client Service Administrator (CSA) job at Kaizen Financial Advisors, a job I haven’t mentioned much due to compliance and confidentiality concerns. Remember that spectacular sunrise picture I’ve posted more than once? Continue Reading...

    Resigning From My Job

    “What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find your everyday human concerns are met.
    Matthew 6:33-34 (Message)

    “Breaking up is hard to do,” or so I’ve heard. I haven’t talked much about my job on this blog, because things said on the internet stay on the internet forever. I don’t intend to change that policy now, so this won’t be a long ranting post about all the reasons I’m leaving (it may be long, but not a rant, anyway). Suffice it to say that I’ve spent some substantial time considering my career path and existing opportunities, and after four years with my current job, it’s time to move on. Continue Reading...

    Solid

    Boy does time go fast! I can’t believe it’s been a week – and a busy week at that.

    In addition to taking care of my yeast infection issues*, I started my new job as Client Service Administrator (aka “apprentice financial planner”) with Kaizen Financial Advisors. Fortunately, right now that means I closet myself in my home office for a few hours a few days a week and make arrangements for childcare to facilitate the occasional mandatory in-person client meetings. I anticipate learning a lot. Continue Reading...

    The Everything Job

    Day’s Verse:
    God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.
    1 Corinthians 3:17

    OK, so it’s been a week since I posted, and in that week, I’ve repeatedly opened up this blog post and tried to write something. But what to write? I’m going to hit the highlights, and leave it at that:

    Last Tuesday I started working for Veronica Smith, principal at data2insight. She does data collection, evaluation, and visualization. If that sounds confusing, check her website. Her actual business isn’t that important to me, because she does all the revenue-generating work and she hired me to do executive assistant work, (ideally) everything that doesn’t generate revenue. So far, I have: Continue Reading...

    News!

    Day’s Verse:
    [Wisdom’s] benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary;
    the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.

    Proverbs 8:20-ish

    I got a job.

    At least, I got a job for a while.

    Details! I’ll be working as an executive assistant to Veronica Smith at data 2 insight, her company. We’re starting with a 90-day trial period, which begins on May 8 and goes through the end of July. That’ll let us get to know each other and see how it goes before I have The Boy. By then it should be clear whether I want to continue trying to work, and if so, we can figure out what that might look like. Continue Reading...