Category Archives: Planning

Being Thankful for a Job Well Done

Summer time in academic libraries goes a little slower. It lets you catch your breath, take a break, think big picture, get a lot of thinking/planning/catch up done. At least that’s how I usually feel. It’s busy, but it isn’t the often¬†day to day with wall to wall meetings that the fall and spring semesters … Continue reading Being Thankful for a Job Well Done

I Lost My Groove and That’s OK

This post could also be called “I got too busy to do any research and writing and now I feel like a slacker, but I’m going to fix that shortly.” When I first took a job in a middle management position several years ago, I had to really refocus my energies and think about how … Continue reading I Lost My Groove and That’s OK

Taking My Life Back From My Job

In the second semester of my third year as a boss lady, I¬†realized something. I need to make a concerted effort to take my life back from job. It was a busy semester. Lots of highs, lots of lows. I really and truly love my job. But, more and more, I’ve found myself consumed by … Continue reading Taking My Life Back From My Job

Not Just Surviving, But Thriving: How to Deal When You Can’t Get Out of Your Crappy Job

So, last week I gave my advice on knowing when to leave your job. But, what if you know it’s just shit, but you can’t leave. You are place bound. You have a home, kids in school, partner. You have a mortgage. Or maybe it’s because you just can’t find anything else. A full time … Continue reading Not Just Surviving, But Thriving: How to Deal When You Can’t Get Out of Your Crappy Job

When in Management, Learning to Let Go: The Struggle is Real

In an effort to get back to blogging on the regular (OK, to get there at all), I’m holding myself to Monday posts because then I can also delay working on other things on Mondays AND get something done I’d like to actually do! Voila! _______ I am now in my third year as the … Continue reading When in Management, Learning to Let Go: The Struggle is Real