I <3 Fridays

Here we are at Friday again, another day, another chance for me to totally ignore work and post :-)

Let’s get the ball rolling with some Dear So and Sos…

Dear friends, bloggy and otherwise,

Thank you for being so darn supportive and positive as I’ve had a(n extra) hard time this week. Officially quitting was difficult. Your words of support and encouragement, and hearing you tell me I’m doing the right thing, mean a lot. I cannot hear it enough.

Grateful soon to be former engineer


Dear three-lettered-friend,

Thank you, so much, for making it easier for me to leave. I’m sorry if you’ve started to notice me grinding my teeth when you come and talk to me. That’s just me trying not to explode. Really, though, I’m not sure if you’re reaching to new heights or I just have a lower tolerance at the moment, but it is making the end of April look mighty appealing.

your subordinate..kind of


Dear extremists,

Please stop acting crazy. I don’t really care what someone voted on, that gives you no right to threaten to send snipers to kill their children, as one example.

Whether you like it or not, the bill passed. This is where we are. If you want to fight it, go ahead. But stop focusing on revenge. Can’t we try to come together and move forward on what’s best for the country?


Fed up citizen


Dear lovely student,

Remember last week when I said wrestling with your dog and in the process rolling her on her back wasn’t making her submit, it was play? I’m sorry you had to learn that lesson by having your dog accidentally break your daughter’s skin. If you don’t want her mouthing and wrestling with your daughter, you need to stop letting her do it with you. It’s not dominating her. It’s playing with her. And she likes it, so she’s going to try to do it with all the people she likes.

I’m glad you understand that this is not your dog’s fault.

Frustrated trainer


OK, well those were a bit…negative. Let’s turn that frown upside-down!

I am happy that actually quitting is behind me. The conversation is over.

I am happy that starting in May I can focus on getting myself back to a healthy place.

I am happy that tonight I am meeting with the new doggy daycare owner at a fun event to discuss how our businesses can help each other.

I am happy that I have a husband who is so very supportive of me, even as I cause a drastic hit to our finances.

I am happy that I have found a fun brain-candy series to read, just when I needed it most…even if I didn’t know I would when I started.
Mmmm, love the focus on happiness. Even when I have to work to come up with things..it’s so good.

Hello all you people in my computer!

My question for you this week:

If you could have any job in the world, practical considerations aside, what would it be?

My answer’s pretty obvious to those of you who know me: dog training. Lucky for me, I get to focus on it soon :-) Tell me your answer in the comments!


Filed under Aloha Friday, Dear So and So..., Friday Happy Hour

9 responses to “I <3 Fridays

  1. Well, I was going to school for psychiatry so I’d say a psychiatrist. :)

    Visiting from My Kids Are Fun for Aloha Friday!

  2. Congrats on quitting your job! I did the same thing recently.

    My dream job would be something at home, either writing or crafting (or both!).

  3. I *think* I’d like to be a Writer…

    I always wanted to be a Lawyer. The thought of helping people with my abilities, gave me a sense of power.

    These days, I find I am enjoying blogging so much, I would like to turn it into something I could do regularly, and maybe earn some money at the same time.

    It’s a nice dream…

  4. It would be the one I have now – flight attendant. I love my job and can’t imagine doing anything else.

  5. Erica

    You know me… researcher, lab junkie, playing with new tech or solving problems with new ideas. I love all of it. I’m not creative enough on my own to be a ground up researcher but I love creating something new to help people.

    Also, congrats!

  6. Yay for getting the worst behind you! I would have been super nervous to have that discussion too. Here’s to getting April over and done with. :)

    I really enjoyed the Twilight series too, even though I completely boycotted it when they first became so popular.

    All practical considerations aside, I would love to be a writer.

  7. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get here this week, but never fear, I’ll always show up to meet you for happy hour friday. =)
    (ps- this weeks post is up now too)
    Hmmmm, dream job… professional vacationer? yeah, I’ll do that. And I get paid a gazillion dollars a day. Sounds good, don’t you think??

  8. I would love to be a sign language teacher!

    Happy Aloha Friday!

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