Friday, July 31, 2009

Work stress

So work is becoming even more stressful than ever. There were three terminations today. It's a small company and we had already had layoffs prior and I figured we were already bare bones but unfortunately the economy has finally really started to hit the lighting industry. I'm fortunate to have attached myself to a vital outside salesman. Our motto is that "We will do anything" which seems to work so far. But I do see that there is less business out there. I hate that people have been laid off but I'm grateful that it wasn't me. So I've been trying to figure out alternate sources of income and think I might have come up with a couple of ideas but I'm pretty sure it's not enough, diversification seems to be the key. I'll keep working on it and perhaps I'll come up with million dollar idea, or even a few thousand dollar idea. Anything to keep the dream rolling along. Talk to you more later.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Second Blog

Well it turns out the second post might be the hardest one...I have been struggling for days trying to figure out what I should post. I've started several posts only to reject them for being verbose and self important. I suspect that this will become easier over time. Perhaps one day someone else besides me will read them. Of coure for that to happen I might have to tell people that I'm doing this. Until then this is my little secret...

Friday, July 24, 2009

The first blog...

And so it begins. Perhaps I should begin with a little bit about myself. My name is Rachel and I am a married, 37 year old mom to a 2 3/4 year old boy Jacob, who sometimes channels Mussolini. I work full time as project manager for a lighting company in Dallas...which is just a fancy way of saying that I sell lighting and associated products, you know light bulbs, dimmers, yada, yada, yada.

Working full time I find I don't have a lot of time to connect with people outside of work and home. My commute is about an hour each way so by the time I'm home it's time for dinner then bedtime for my boy. Living in the metroplex my friends are scattered and busy with their own families. I figure there are tons of people who are similar to me. After being a loner for many years I find myself wanting connections.
Well, what else can I tell you? I love to read, mostly mysteries but I've been expanding my repertoire since rediscovering the joy of free books from the library. I love to hang out with my son and husband. I harbor fantasies of a large vegetable/herb garden, I have a small herb garden this year, and I'm currently cultivating a decent Farmville Farm on Facebook. I enjoy television but seem to have little time for it. I do try to catch my favorites like Top Chef when I can.
I guess that's an okay start to my blog. Granted it's nothing stellar but you have to start somewhere right?