So, I have turned my hunting for a job into a full time job.

The first week I did a brain dump, I read the advice, watched the webinars.

The second week I redid my resume and cover, I updated all the job search sites that let you post your…

So, I have watched the webinars, read the blogs, listened to the podcasts, downloaded the guides, filled out the exercises to absorb all the advice. And I am utterly confused.

Did Covid totally change the game? Or have I just been playing with a different set of rules?

Do the…

Or, the rebranding.

So, here I am, at the beginning of a journey.

To look back, assess, and figure out what my next steps are.

I am on the other side of the recruiting and hiring table (and I am thankful that I put some good karma out there when I was searching for candidates).

So where do I begin?

How do I know where I want to end?

How do I re-find and redefine my professional self?

When did I become lost?

I am searching.

I am open.

I am free.

I am lost.

I am excited.

I am terrified.

I am confident.

I am full of self-doubt.

Everything is a possibility.

I don’t know where to start.

I suppose, I am starting here.

Listen :: The Bouncing Souls :: The Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics

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The Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics:

A Punk Rock Prom

Flashes bounce off

spiked bracelets and studded belts

as we pose for pictures

in the alleyway behind Metro.

Our hair dyed to match

our Salvation Army dresses –

taffeta frills and bows overtake

shoulders and obscure faces.

Suspenders clipped on worn out Dickies

Fiend skulls show through

ripped button down shirts

tattoos stick out

of shirt collars and spaghetti straps.

A suped-up Civic turns

into the alley

jerks to a stop — Freaks.

They shout from behind tinted windows.

Eggs splatter

against the concrete

and crack against bodies

yolk oozes onto skin and satin.

We hurl stones — they throw

bounce the car in reverse

off the windshield

ping the hood

nick the paint.

andrea janov

Over-organized poet. People operations and culture expert. Amateur archivist.

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