I Am Not Invisible

Last Update: April 29, 2015

I am not your typical Grandma - I have 12 piercings, 2 tattoos and have always questioned authority. My reason for being here at WA is to leave corporate America. I am quickly approaching my 60's and have got to find a better way to live my life. Translation: I am so very weary of having my hours, my duties, my worth dictated to me. No matter what I may not have had in my past, today I have a choice.

My point in sharing this with you stems from a restlessness, an ill-at-ease feeling that has consumed me as of late. Though I talk of ditching the job, as it covers my mortgage and serves up my dinner, it still serves a purpose. My job is virtual in nature - the team that I am on is spread over the US. Communication is typically done through email or IM. Having a voice is not a job requirement. When I get to work in the morning, I do not hear "Good morning!" or "How are you today"?" Seriously, how sad is that?

Rather then dwell on the fact that my work leaves me feeling isolated, I am choosing to view it as preparation for leaving the daily grind. As appealing as being in control of where and when I work is, I need to be prepared for the lack of human interaction. My life today proves to me that I am ready, that I can create new avenues of communication.

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loriT4041 Premium
just poppin in, hi ..ok i miss you, i have been trapped at the day job and just wanted to say..hi, you should know, i miss you :)
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sofieanderin Premium
Hey you, I was JUST thinking about you and here you are! If that is not the Power of Positive Thinking, then I don't know what is:-):-) My advice to you on this Sunday morning is to find a way outta that trap Lori. Gnaw off your foot if you have too..
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loriT4041 Premium
gnawing girl, i am gnawing :) have an amazing day :) :)
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sofieanderin Premium
I will if you will:-):-)
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PJonline Premium
Hi there Erin! And Good morning! I hope this can truly help you reach those goals. All the best to you! pJ
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sofieanderin Premium
I have no choice but to reach those goals IZPOPhoenix. I am on month 15 of a transplant list for double lungs and this has provided me a different perspective. While the plan is to work up until my surgery, I have a very strong sense that I will not want to go back to the job :-)
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I M around your age. But I am a perfect fit for corporate America. However once I had 3 back to back strokes I thought I would change my lifestyle. My job has nothing to do with the strokes, it was a diabetic drug.. I started in the eighties with my software consulting business and I think that's what spoiled me.. I hope you reach your goals.
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Strap Premium
Good luck in your quest for indepenence from your employer - I hope it works out for you
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