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“Really, the only people that are going to like you are the ones that think they are better then you.” (1/8/2019)

The writer shifts in his seat.

I pause; I take a sip of coffee; I turn to look out the window; there´s 15 surfers, a dude selling hotdogs and a lady sunbathing.

“So”, I continue speaking as I pick up a biscotti, “you want to convince people that they are better then you–but you don´t want to do it with guilt trips or complaining.  People hate complainers!  Crybabys are the worst.”

“So how can I do that? And why are you telling me these things?”

“Well, Bilta”, I reply as I take a bite of the biscotti, “you are going to have to find a new job.  We have no more work.  Your tree planting skills were superb and now there is nothing else for us to do on that contract.  In place, I am recommending that you look for something new while I consider what options we have now.  That way you don´t have any time off.”

“What should I look for?”

“Um… something that pays.”

“Clearly, that´s the point of a job.  However, after having spent time together, what do you recommend that I do?”

“Spin in your chair and look up”, I pause; that was clever, “but, no, really, I think that you report writing skills have improved drastically and you should consider looking in that area.”

“Writing reports on what?”

“Hummingbirds.”

“What?”

“Yeah”, I reply as I lean back in recliner, “it doesn´t matter–a report is a report.  What matters is that you know how to do it–in place, you can do really anything.  The basic is the foundation–the basic skills to perform the job transfer to other topics.  You did a great job with the penguins–now, use those skills to develop a new job.  Remember that this is not forever, and, instead, just while I consider what options that we have; what other things that we can do.  While I look at which direction, we want to go–consider what direction that you want to go. We may be a team but you can do what you want–it´s your work.  If you don´t enjoy what you are doing then you can go do something else–remember, that you are, and have to be, the master of you.”

“So how does this have anything to do with what you said in the beginning about making people think that they are better then you?”

“I wouldn´t say it that way–but you don´t really want to have jealousy.”

“Why would people be jealous?”

“How it goes?”

“What´s that mean?”

“It means that the person who works 10 hours a week at something they don´t enjoy is jealous of the person that works 5 hours a week at something they don´t enjoy–a negative mindset manifests in many ways.”

“So is there anything that I can do to change things?”

“You personally can start enjoying what you do–your mindset.  You can also minimize the negative external influences in your life.”

“Is this why you want me to find new work?”

“Perhaps?”

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Captain Of Your Future

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“No”, HR says as she picks up the remote and turns the volume up on the TV, “I can understand what it must have been like.”

“UNDERSTANDING IS NOT KNOWING”, I REPLY AS I RECLINE THE CHAIR A LITTLE MORE.

Continuing, “you can know a math problem. You can know a capital.  Theses are facts; these are tangible; but, to know a situation–nah, you can understand intellectually. But to know emotionally only comes when you are in that same situation.  You can describe what it feels like to watch the sun rise from the ocean–but, until you know the beauty of the start of the day in the sand as the first rays wash over you–you don’t know it. I can imagine what it’s like for you to be in school–but as a women taking classes on another planet–I don’t know what it’s like, not really. In this way, experiences are transferred clumsily through language, pictures, videos, but without direct experience in that situation, we don’t know; do we really know each other?

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A Daily Dose Of

What it´s really like, yo.

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You Have the choice to Understand What You Tried To Do >> And The Reality of the situation

  1. Test

  2. Observe

  3. Understand

  4. Change

To Continue With my Theme of the 7 Step Cycle Of Action >>

It Would Be This:

1. Open – I Was open to creating a new blog post to test things out

2. Idea – I Had an idea of how I wanted it to look (and with so many other blogs, I knew The Appearance I Wanted For it.

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Take Back Control

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So here I am at Café Praga off Revolucion in downtown Tijuana at 10:15pm. Writing.

10:15 is interesting. It also happens to be my birthday – October 15th. In a weird sense, it reminds me that I am alive. It reminds me …. well…. better to look forward. I wonder how I will spend 10/15 this year. In years past, I’ve spent that day dancing in the desert of Arizona, mountaineering in Peru, collecting souvenirs in Praga, with most recently a small party in La Presa on the outskirts of the city eating pinguinos y tomando leche.

It’s been about four and a half years since I walked away from a promising career as an engineer. I returned to the old office this past week to find nothing had changed >> not drastically. I lasted thirty minutes there before I walked out.

I left a career where people can be paid $100k plus a year.

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SO… I´M VERY HAPPY IN MY LIFE.

I feel connected in my neighborhood. I am able to spend my time how I like. It took a lot of hard work to get here.

I didn´t think the response would be completely for me–but the negativity really surprised me.

IT´S LIKE YOU´VE GOT HATE MAIL.

I figure that there´s other people out there in a similiar situation.

That´s why I created this blog.

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