Category Archives: GOAL ORIENTED

Haiku Journal Day 136 – I see you, Hawk

Am I really ready?
In younger days, soaring burnt
No shields from the sun

I feel you watching
Telling me to prepare soon
I see the writing

Haiku Journal Day 120 – Rat Race Rants

Yet another day
Same story, conflicting teams
Constant convincing

After lunch with a new mentoring relationship, I realized that the corporate rat race is a constant state of convincing leaders to follow your agenda. And if this isn’t in line with their agendas, it takes a ridiculous amount of convincing to get them to justify the needs. So, either you ACCEPT it for what it is or you LEAVE. Otherwise, you’re going to be miserable. And deciding if I want to stay is where I am at this stage.

I’ve had a long goal within my company to standardize processes and policies. I have a knack for this and do see the need for getting it done. However, this goal is too difficult without the support of higher ups. My mentor all but matched my concerns with leadership direction of our company, and she is a very high up position. It was the first time that I felt like she didn’t have a chance to get accomplished what she wanted to.

This is obviously part of what is driving me to want to retire soon. I’m sure I’ll have more to say and think about on this topic in the coming journal entries…..

Haiku Journal Day 108 – Drowning in Corporate Hamster Wheel

Frozen in my fear
Anxiety about work
Could I really leave?

Why do I stay there?
What holds me positioned here?
Corporate rat race….

I feel trapped in me
Escape manifestation
Plan is in motion

Patience is virtue
It’s hard to wait on changes
Where is contentment?

Haiku Journal Day 107 – day lessons

Time to find the umph
Clean eating, diet changes
Regular moving

Love family time
Defining friend boundaries
All in a day’s work

How to stay relaxed
Need a developed routine
And accountable

Want to do yoga
Need creativity too
Find important things