• 2019,  Career,  Musings

    Musings: One SPECtacular Year

    Workavsaries are a thing, right? If you haven’t come to notice it, I love to celebrate milestones, birthday’s, anniversaries — pretty much anything that can be celebrated. I know this tradition stems from my parents, because they too, like myself, celebrate all this stuff as well – mine, theirs, Lils, everyone’s! ‘Birthday Month’ notwithstanding of course, it created itself and continues to be strong. I won’t defend it, it just happens that way every year. Why stop it? HA HA! In 2017 I left a job where I loved my coworkers and I enjoyed what I was doing, but saw NO career growth in sight. I left that comfort and…

  • Career,  Health,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: Wellness Programs are NOT for Millennials

    And it pisses me off! I’ve had the experience of dealing with at least two wellness programs in my career. And BOTH are not for the millennial type. OR really, those we generally workout and stay active. Honestly, I feel like they should just be called ‘Baby Boomers Need to Get Healthy and Stop Costing Us So Much Money’ plans, cause that’s what they are. How do I get the SAME amount of ‘points’ for running a 5k and a marathon? A sprint tri and an IRONMAN? Literally, one wellness program gave 250 points for a half marathon and 350 points for a FULL marathon. Obviously, the people who created these…

  • 2018,  Career,  Musings

    Musings: Bad Advice

    Hindsight is always twenty-twenty… …as they say. Before I get into my story/experience, I should start this off by saying that I am happy where I am and how it all turned out. None of that ‘New Year, New Me’ BS, just a new year, same me…with a new job. I was not unhappy at my almond job, but I was also not happy. I enjoyed many aspects of  my job there, but there were things and people holding me back in my career. I made the choice, which felt like a sacrifice (and still does) to try something new. Living in Sacramento, we grow up knowing this a ‘State…