Officially Exhausted | Proper Grand Seduction

It’s now a week since I landed a job. After what felt like a lifetime, something else other than books and the Internet now keeps me occupied. A whole place now has me on my toes, even after I have clocked out and would be miles away from its door. Predictably, because I was unengaged…

No Cloud Nine | Daily Post: Re-springing Your Step

Tell us about the last experience you had that left you feeling fresh, energized, and rejuvenated. What was it that had such a positive effect on you? This morning, I was ready to say no. I’ve been looking for a new job for a while now. And this morning was the latest result. I already…

Enough | Daily Prompt: Back on the Chain Gang

We all have jobs, tasks, and chores that we dislike doing. Tell us all about the least favorite job/task/chore that you get stuck doing routinely. What is it about this duty that you can’t stand? I was a liaison officer, among other things. To the Filipino who is unfamiliar with the word’s correct pronunciation—much less…

I Will Weather | Daily Prompt: Walking on the Moon

What giant step did you take where you hoped your leg wouldn’t break? Was it worth it, were you successful in walking on the moon, or did your leg break? Right off the bat: I resigned from my work of seven years. Almost seven years, actually—if I stayed a few more weeks, it really would’ve…

The Last Sunday

Choosing Sunday was strategic. Sunday had always been part of my work week because it was the first day of any of it, not counting my actual first day, which was a Monday. So, for almost seven years, I’ve missed my Sundays. Granted, I only worked for half a day—the whole morning—it was still work….

The Tri-State Area | Daily Prompt: State of Your Year

Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. Anxiety, hesitance, and confusion—the tri-state I am in. Gradually, I have become vocal about my pending resignation. I guess the more I am able to talk about it, the more I get myself to accept it. Why do I say that? Because, somehow, I find it…

Quit My Job | Daily Prompt: Might As Well Jump

What’s the biggest risk you’d like to take — but haven’t been able to? What would have to happen to make you comfortable taking it? First of all, this DP sounds familiar, almost like this one. Anyway, to answer: quit my job right now. I cannot quit my job. Not right now, at least. Why…

Money to Work for Me | Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail

Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet). What to do? I could come up with ten things—from driving the car without wrecking it to playing a violin properly and cooking an actual edible full-course meal for the family to…