Time to redecorate

A woman I know went through an intense period of dissatisfaction with her job. It lasted several years, during which time she applied for every open position at her company. Whenever a new job was posted, the hiring manager would see her resume. Unfortunately, there was never a suitable match for her skills.

I don’t know exactly when this woman stopped applying for internal positions; it took awhile for me to notice. I don’t even know what prompted it or if she made a conscious decision to stop trying. What finally seeped into my consciousness, however, was the realization that somewhere along the line, this woman had become more engaged in her current activities. Rather than resigning herself to her occupational fate, she had chosen to embrace it.

This woman dove in and took control of her job. She became the resident expert in that area, and she now touts herself as such. She finds new ways to apply the services of her department and communicates the options throughout the company. She has made her job into her vocation.

Figuratively speaking, she has stopped trying to sell her house and instead has decided to live there, remodeling and redecorating to transform it into a space she loves. Good stuff. I wonder where I need to redecorate.


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  1. A woman goes to a lawyer. She tells him she wants to divorce her husband. He’s the biggest jerk ever and so I want to make this as painful as possible to him she intones. The lawyer says, “If that’s your goal, be the most wonderful wife ever for a year so he will really feel the loss.”

    A year later the lawyer happens upon the woman in a store. “Hey, are you ready to move forward with the divorce?”

    “Divorce? ” the woman exclaims. “Why would I want s divorce? My husband is fantastic to me.”

    Or as Erma Brombeck says: The grass is always greener where you water it.

  2. Do like what was done here at Chez Juan Bodley…take down a wall, rip off some wall coverings, pull a new circuit or two and then wait for the outlets to start sparking…INSTANT HAPPY NEW HOUSE!!!

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