Choose. Yourself. Every. Time.

So, a lot has happened in the last 12 weeks or so, things that have made my begin a transition into a new chapter in my life that I am so excited for. It also taught me a valuable lesson about myself. So, in April, due to my own personal mental health, I took a…

Turning Your Passion into Your Priority

How many times do we go through life noting how many things we look at as something we are passionate about, but never take the steps to make them something we will put forth 100% effort? There is always something we have dedicated to naming a “passion”, or a desire to become an expert at,…

Job Mobility vs. Job Loyalty: Which Do You Choose?

As a millennial, I know that we are regarded as an age group and a professional group that is very unpredictable when it comes to job stability.  I read an article on XoNecole that talked about some reasons why jobs look at your job hopping as an advantage as far as your increased job skill…

A Look Beyond the Titles

Mother.  Wife.  Supervisor.  Employee.  Provider.  There are so many times when women who fall into these categories are defined by these words.  We are characterized, classified and described with these words and at times, our identity and worth is sometimes only valued based on these things.  For five years, I have had the pleausre of…

Combatting Job Stress and Burnout

For the past month or so, I’ve really been battling with something that we all may deal with at one point or another in our professional lives; job stress and burnout.  Lately, I’ve been working my fingers to the bone at the job and it’s really been taking a toll on me.  With the nature of my…

Social Work: Helping Others Turn the Page

I never thought I would write about my job.  I always keep my career separate from my writing (don’t ask me why).  Maybe because I have always worked for state agencies, and it’s pretty taboo to talk about your “state job” on the Internet, so I’ve always chosen to keep it private; I don’t really…

The Ultimate Career Hacks According to Me

“You are you and that is your power. What separates you in this world is your major key, not what makes you like everyone else.” What I love most about my career is that it’s ever… Source: The Ultimate Career Hacks According to Me

#InsecureHBO: The Recap!

Ok, so THANK YOU Issa Rae for making a show that speaks to so many other aspects of my life! I was able to finally watch Insecure yesterday (because trying to find access to someone’s HBOGO has been a bitch) on YouTube (once again, THANK YOU).  Word to the wise, if you watch it at work, put…

Happiness Isn’t Constant: A Realization

Recently, I had a sort of epiphany about life, and I feel like it’s going to change my quality of life in an amazing way.  I have come to realize that it is ok to tell someone you are unhappy; because happiness isn’t constant.  Once I adopted that mantra into my daily living, I have…

10 simple ways to reward your staff

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
If you are a manager, have you asked yourself this question, how do you reward your team? If you are not leading a team, ask yourself too, how do you wish to be rewarded? Many people associate rewards for good work with promotion and pay raise. What if the company just…