Thursday, March 5, 2015

So freeing to have a blog no one reads!

I'm pretty much updating my blog because my dad gave me a hard time.

Hi, Daddy!

So... I got a new tabletop game on Tuesday, and we played it (briefly) for the first time yesterday. It's called "Geek Out!" I'm loving it for several reasons:

  • You can play it with only two people -- a rarity in the board game world.
  • It will change completely based on who is playing.
  • All players participate in every turn, so there's not a lot of boring downtime.
You're given a category (games, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, and misc) based on the roll of a six-colored die. I was going to write a card, but instead I'll show you the back of the box.

It's hard to read the card, but the blue category question (comic books) is "Four Batman Enemies." The player whose turn it is must say four or more. Other players can pass or bid higher. Bids continue around the table until everyone passes. Then the highest bid names as many Batman enemies as he said he would. If he succeeds, he gets the card and a point. If he fails, he gets a penalty chip and -2 points. First one to five points wins!

Who wants to play?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thoughts on the new year, when it's no longer new

When you're dismissed from a job -- a job you're really excited about, that you're ready to pour yourself into -- it hurts.

When you're envisioning yourself in one place -- that one RIGHT place, FINALLY -- and then it's yanked out from under you, you feel betrayed. Shocked. Saddened.

Having spent 2014 on personal and professional growth, through selling my event business and reading every business and personal development book I could get my hands on, I was ready for a new challenge. A big, bold new thing where I could bring all my skills, talents, and the new confidence I'd found to tasks each day. I was looking forward to a challenging role working with people I liked and respected. Then, about a month in, it all shuddered to a halt in a four minute conversation that brought far more questions than answers.

I can't do anything about those unanswered questions, but now I have others.

What do I do now? How does this play out? How do I find the silver lining in this disappointing series of events? Who am I really, and what do I have to offer?

I don't have any answers yet, but I'm wrestling with the questions and hoping to find the next awesome thing. Whatever that turns out to be.