Archive for January, 2010

The Beginning

it’s raining today. surprisingly, i made it home safely last night after a very eventful thunderstorm in my hometown. i walked through the door at 12:20 am and was greeted by a sleeping spouse and 2 very lazy dogs.

most of you are grimacing at the late hour, but this is the life of a consultant. this is why we get paid the “big bucks” (although i would love to offer my rebuttal here). sometimes we make it home, sometimes we don’t. sometimes with our luggage, sometimes without. it’s all in a day’s work.

i have created this blog as part of a New Year’s resolution to find the joy in my work. i am at a point in my life where “middle age” is setting in. and although it’s never too late to go back to school, the thought of 4 more years makes me wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. so, i am resigned to continue on my current journey. i am determined to find more joy in my career by chronicling my travels, trials, and tribulations, and hopefully be able to look back and smile on the funnier aspects of this lifestyle.

many people look at consultants with a dreamy stare – trust me, just like any other job, this one comes with its own ups and downs. sure, we may get paid a little more than those in the corporate world (but probably not as much as you think), but we also have to deal with a long list of headaches.

in this blog, i hope to give you a good picture of the life of a consultant. this way, in case you are curious about making the leap, you have some firsthand information about what it really takes.

cheers to the beginning of my journey.


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