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Keep Calm and Carry On

Mondays are always interesting.  I’d find I could gauge how interesting they were going to be based on the response I got when I asked “how was your weekend.”  It was a pretty direct correlation – the more interesting the weekend, the more difficult Monday was going to be.  I think it was kind of like starting a car after it had been in the garage for a while.  Your work brain was put to bed for a couple of days and starting it back up was harder if you’d really managed to enjoy yourself extensively.

Fridays used to be interesting as well, especially late Friday afternoons.  We had a running joke that anything bad that was going to happen during a week began right after 3p on a Friday.  Which of course made Monday all the more interesting.  The point? Continue reading

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Moments of Panic

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It’s interesting how often you think you’re the only one with a problem only to find out that you’re not alone and, in fact, might be quite normal. A dear friend and I were talking the other day and he mentioned his 5am nightly(?) wake-up in a state of panic. He, like so many of my friends, is self-employed and he never knows exactly what he’s going to bill in the future. He does, however, have a pretty good idea about what he needs to bring in so he doesn’t lose his house, health care, and a meal or two every day. Usually he spends a few minutes tossing and turning and gets back to sleep but not always. Continue reading


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