August’s theme

I can’t believe it’s August already. Didn’t we just start June or something? Did July even happen?

Well, the calendar doesn’t lie. 

So it’s also time for a new theme. This month we’ll be taking a look at career and our attitude toward the work we do every day. Is it a stepping stone on the road to great things, or simply a regular paycheck? If your daily work doesn’t drive you, what does? This topic is especially poignant for me right now, as I enter a fourth month in a new, new job, after a whirlwind year of leaving a great job in search of growth, and getting lots more growth than I ever bargained for. There’s been lots of good in it and I’m thankful to be where I am today.  This year has forced me to realize, as I’ve written before, that I am more than my job, even though I love what I do. I am more than my carefully polished resume. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have goals for my future career, or take pride in my work, even though it doesn’t define me. As in all things, it’s a balance.  

We’ve already got some great guest posts lined up, looking at one talking about ambition and another that tackles need to “break up” with a bad job when it makes your life unbearable. More guest posts are, as always, welcome! And please feel free to email us or reach out on Facebook or Twitter (@mb_baker and @Miss_Ladybug87) with comments, suggestions, or anything else. (As long as it’s nice and/or constructive.) 

Also, a shameless plug for the Facebook page — if you haven’t already, please “like” us to keep up with latest posts and other sundry things we post from time to time. There should be a “like” button in the sidebar, for your — er — “liking” convenience. Encourage your friends to like us, too! 

As always, thanks for reading. And have a blessed August. 

–Mabel

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