The Work First, Fun Later 30-Something Guys

I’ve noticed a pattern in the last few men I’ve dated, echoed also in some of my male friends of similar age. They open with WORK FIRST. They’re managers, they’re artists, they’re performers, they’re entrepreneurs, they’re chefs and architects and engineers. They’re all about how what they’re doing is priority, how it’s super important and how it will always justify

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Braveheart

The Beatles sang, “All you need is love” and they may well have been right. In our increasingly urban world of nuclear families and zero work-life balance, the emotional support system of a loving, caring partner becomes even more important. Ironically, it seems like the demand for such a person is going up just as the supply is diminishing. It’s

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Unbearably Light Monday

I’ve discovered that the only way to survive Monday is to charge at it like you’re on a roller-coaster. Eyes closed, hurtle into it at top speed. It will be over before you know it and what’s more you may even have had fun. You can count the broken bones and dead bodies on Tuesday.  ~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~o~  I kick-started with a

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Stress

Most people deal with stress by unloading it onto other people. Remember that. I am posting this right now because I’ve just realised this. Work is endless. Pressure is limitless. Competition is infinite. Disapproval boundless. The more you put up with, the more you get dished out. How reasonable is reasonable is upto you to decide. And draw for your

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Taking stock at the end of the week

Its been a week here at the new place. Everyday I’m having people getting me to make some sort of declaration… “How is it?” “Do you like your job?” “Are the people nice?” The answer to all of those is “I don’t know…yet.” I’m waiting and watching and evaluating and in the meantime, I’m being watched and evaluated too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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