I forgot to write down the quote that prompted this post. I googled quotes on quitting and found the exact opposite of what I was looking for. I found: Michael Jordan – “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.” Norman Vincent Peale – “It’s always too soon to quit” Douglas MacArthur – … More On Quitting
I wrote recently about how I needed to let go of my feelings about my old job. I know I will never be able to completely let go. I can get most of my books and movies from my local library, but I know on occasion I will have to go there to get something. … More Let It Go Indeed
This thought came to me as I was walking the dog in the 90 degree weather yesterday. I don’t know if it was inspiration or heat induced delirium. I started thinking about my Goodreads reading goal. I set my yearly reading goal at 100 books every year. Most years I make it. Last year, I … More The Down Side of Goals
Recently, a friend mentioned something about identity and jobs and I commented that I feel like now that I don’t have a job I no longer have an identity, at least in the eyes of the world. We like to define people by their jobs. I wrote about this and about how I didn’t want … More What is Success?
I turned 52 yesterday. Does that mean this is the beginning of year 53 of Tater? I think so? Last year I wrote a post about being on the other side of 50 and things I wanted to change. I looked at that post this morning and I think I did pretty good even though … More Another Year of Tater
A long time ago I did a post about my first seven jobs and then I updated and reposted it over the summer. After staring at my laptop for a good fifteen minutes and looking at blog ideas, I decided I would write about some of my jobs that did not make the list of … More Some of My Random Jobs
As regular readers know, I left my job recently. I had been with the same organization for 25 years. I had been at my current location for a little over 4 years. I was unhappy with my situation before the pandemic and it was much worse after. After months of talking about it my wife … More Day One of a New Life
This will be much more detailed about work than I would ever write before. More brave now since I’m almost done. I wrote about how yesterday was party day. I also wrote about how my last week was not a normal last week because I keep getting calls about decisions on things that will happen … More How to Ruin a Moment
I think today is the day my departure from work will start to feel real. Today is the day of my Zoom farewell party. Today is the day people from across the system will show they like me just enough to log into a Zoom call to say goodbye. I did receive four nice messages … More Party Day
My memories reminded me that I once took a career aptitude test after saying I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Back then it was just a fun idea for a post. Now I feel like I should do it again and take it more seriously. A lot of writing … More What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?