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After a sleepless night, I typed and sent her my response this afternoon. Dear, Erika. Even after sleeping on it, I’m very much at a loss for words, so I’m not sure what or how much I can write. ...


January 20, 2019

Dumped in New Beginnings

I thought everything was going well, then Erika sent me a break up email last night at 11:00pm. Dear Rob, I want you to know that the whole tone of this e-mail is gentle, kind, and soft spoken....


I visited Erika & her family over Christmas. I left on the 22nd, and came back on the 2nd. Generally, I had a pleasant time. I didn’t get to see much of St. Louis. So much of our time was...


November 27, 2018

Internal Drama in New Beginnings

I’ve been talking to Erika about a couple of times a week for at least a couple of hours each call. Conversations are always relaxed an easy. We talk about how our week is going, challenges we’...


The semester is half-way over. I must say, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this position. It’s almost surreal. “So this is what it’s like to have a job you enjoy,” I think to myself almost every day. ...


Much has happened since I last wrote, some awesome, some not so much, and some I’m not sure what to think. First of all, I’ve moved into my new place. I closed on the 30th and moved what few th...


August 18, 2018

Second Guesses in New Beginnings

I wonder how many people after making a significant decision, I mean a stark either/or type choice, hear echoes of the choice they didn’t make afterwards. For me, it sometimes feels like a came ...


The last I spoke on the subject, I was being considered for an contract associate controller position in Atlanta. I also recently interviewed for an accounting instructor position at that techni...


July 08, 2018

Almost a Job in New Beginnings

My recruiter contacted me on Thursday. Kellen is apparently interested in giving me the position. This is a six month contract, and the tentative start date is Wednesday. I want to be excited,...


June 29, 2018

Possibilities in New Beginnings

I’m finally have some job prospects. My recruiter at Robert Half acquired a job interview for me last week with a company called Kellen. It provides management and consulting services to non-pr...


March 09, 2018

Still No Job in New Beginnings

I’ve gone on some interviews since I last wrote. Nothing’s yet materialized. I had one interview that would have went really well had I not pooch screwed everything up by being 15 minutes late....


February 16, 2018

Injuries & Interviews in New Beginnings

2018 has not been good for my health. I’ve already talked about getting sick in my previous entry. I went running a couple of weeks ago, and pulled my calf muscle. I usually run on an elliptic...


I bombed my Caterpillar interview yesterday. It was supposed to happen on Wednesday, but I started getting sick Saturday evening. Sunday was worse; I woke up with a fever, headache, ear ache, b...


I’ve had a few bites regarding potential jobs. I applied to a position with my local county government several weeks ago, and last week I received a call back…er…an email response. They reviewe...


Last week was my first real week of not being employed by IMERYS. Although, technically my last day was the 17th, what would have been my Thanksgiving vacation immediately followed. It wasn’t u...


November 22, 2017

Unemployed in New Beginnings

Last Friday was my final day at work. I know my manager’s manager said they’d like me to stay through the November close, but my replacement she felt comfortable to handle things on her own, so ...


October 21, 2017

Back to Square One in New Beginnings

I had my interview with the school system in Athens two Thursdays ago. I thought it went well for me. It was a panel interview with three other associates in addition to my interviewer. I went...


September 16, 2017

Strange Solace in New Beginnings

During my unemployment season during the recession, one of the things I kicked myself over and over again was how I didn’t pass the CPA exam immediately out of school. If I had just bit the bull...


September 01, 2017

Possibilities in New Beginnings

I expect that September will definitely be my final month with my current employer. As soon as I arrived Monday morning, my supervisor wanted to meet with me regarding my departure. More specif...


August 27, 2017

Anxiety in New Beginnings

No real update. I’ve been applying for jobs. I don’t think my final date at my current employer has been set. I told them I’d stay throughout September, but I haven’t seen any progress on thei...


I think Hollie and I broke up Tuesday evening. Things were going well on her end, but uncomfortably so on mine. We would usually see each other on the weekends and text during the week. She wa...


June 30, 2017

Fired in New Beginnings

I’m fired. To be more accurate, they’re letting me resign from my position, so I they won’t fire me. Let me back up. I had my mid-year review on Tuesday. I was expecting a positive leaning re...


Yeah, I expected to at least finish out the year with my company. I’m skeptical that will come to pass. The powers that be have decided that they want everyone in my group to become a contact f...


I’ve written about my experiences being bullied in the past. One of the more unique consequences of what I went through was that it thickened my skin as the colloquialism goes. Whenever I encou...


March 11, 2017

Exit Strategy in New Beginnings

Did you ever get insight into what you want by missing out on it? I’ve been formulating my exit plans from my current company. Specifically, I’ve been making instructions of my responsibilities...


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