I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 29 - Interim Konclusions

What have I learned in 28 days of being "at liberty"?

  • A lot about blogs, history and development of social networking, and the mechanics of blogs.
  • Sunshine is good.
  • The public library is an unparalleled resource. (Bless you, Ben Franklin!)
  • (Ironically) Scads of information about the life of Benjamin Franklin.
  • I can lose five pounds without even trying by not being chained to a desk.
  • There are a great many poor drivers out-and-about during the business day.
  • Life without a smidgen of caffeine has no pulse.
  • You can learn volumes just by listening carefully.
  • Art and music are all around and can be found in the most unlikely places.
  • I'm surprisingly good at playing Guitar Hero. Too bad it's not a real instrument.
  • Kindness and consideration are both more common and more rare than previously understood.
  • The cleaning that took all day can be undone by small children in a matter of minutes.
  • Raccoons do not co-parent.
  • After forty years of poor skin, the lack of daily stress has eliminated my acne just in time to get wrinkles.
  • I'm afraid of being stuck again in the cesspool of a poorly-managed, failing business.
  • Take a camera with you everywhere -- you'll find something interesting to capture when and where you least expect it.
  • My kids and husband are way cooler and even more precious than I knew.
  • There is an unending parade of interesting subjects to explore.
  • My fear of failure is alternating with my fear of success.
  • Exercising creativity is an essential ingredient of a meaningful life.
  • You never really know who your friends are until you need them.
  • Finding words for titles that start with 'K' or can be forced to include a 'K' is becoming tiresome.

And, finally:

My life has evolved enough texture that I have no trouble finding a topic or the discipline to write every single day.

So far, so good. Let's see what happens next.

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