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 50 - Karma Chameleon

This has been a good week. It's finally stopped raining. The sounds on the roof that were not not the prancing and pawing of each little hoof have stopped, indicating there's a homeless raccoon family chewing on the tatters of my karma. My house is getting clean. I'm learning my Quality Engineer material, though it will be a race to have completed the reading and practices before the 6/5 test; it's an open book test so worst cases, I have to scramble. My dental crown will be completed next week. The battery of medical tests came back and I'm a reasonably healthy chubby person.

And I'm starting to feel healthy. No more chest pains or throbbing headaches. I don't wake up exhausted and then get more tired as the day progresses. I don't even need to sleep wearing a mouth guard anymore since the dream-induced grinding has stopped. Perhaps in my sleep I was trying to chew off my leg to get out of the steel trap.

I'm starting to feel positive about finding new employment. Or I'm starting to get bored with my living room. One or the other. Maybe both.


What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Things do not change; we change. ~Henry David Thoreau

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. ~ Plutarch

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

To change one's life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions. ~ William James

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