True that – life

Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard.
Coldplay – The Scientist

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Dear Boss

Don’t get me wrong. I understand being the boss is not easy. I understand that you have to make unpopular decisions and when you do that I respect you for it even if I don’t always agree. I would understand it if you reprimand me because you feel that I do not do my job properly (which would never happen, because I ALWAYS do my job and I’m proud of that).

However, there is one thing I would like you to know. Don’t make demeaning jokes and comments in an attempt to be liked. Your jokes are in bad taste, sometimes sexist, and makes me respect you less. If you feel that you need to connect with me on a more social level, ask about my family or my weekend plans. That would be sufficient.

PS. The staff don’t laugh at you jokes because it’s funny, they laugh because you are the boss.

Kind regard
An employee that really would like to respect her boss, but find it really hard to do so.

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The year I stopped trying so hard

This heading contradicts what I believe in and what I don’t believe in. Firstly the words “stop trying” might indicate that I see a problem with trying. I don’t. No one that ever succeeded did so by not trying. And the harder you try, the better the chances of success. Secondly the words “The year” might falsely indicate that I do new-years resolutions. I don’t. I firmly believe that if you want to change something, you don’t wait for a new year. You start now. If you are not willing to start now, you probable will never be.  So please allow me to explain myself.  Continue reading

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I am the master of freaken change

“Decide today to be a master of change rather than a victim of change”

-Brian Tracy-

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True that

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

-Theodore Roosevelt-

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The difference between making choices and waiting for the next best thing.

I think that where I am at in my life is completely the result of not being able to make choices.

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I’m a teacher.

The reason I’m a teacher?
I sat behind a guy in the final class of my bachelors degree, who told me that if I didn’t know what to do next year, I could just go across the road, fill in a bursary application form for a post graduate certificate of education and have a big change to get another year of studying completely for free.
I did that, and now I am a teacher.

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I finally finished David Copperfield!

Instead of reading captivating “easy read” books,

I always opt for old classics, 10 cm’s thick en typed in a font that is so small it is nearly illegible.

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