Reviewed – Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path

Author Timothy Butler is a business psychologist and researcher, who wrote this book for people who felt “stuck” in their business or personal lives.

Much of the book is based on the One Hundred Jobs exercise, where you choose the top 12 jobs from a list of very divergent occupations. After ranking the jobs and analyzing the results, Butler helps you compile a list of the traits that excite you. Not surprisingly, my top traits were artist, persuader, professor and coach – which confirms why I love my work!

 I would recommend this book to anyone who is exploring new careers or trying to identify why they feel unfulfilled.

What is “heard it through the grapevine”?

“Heard it through the grapevine” refers to a method of rapidly communicating news, which was originally word-of-mouth in close communities. When the telegraph was first demonstrated in 1844, it was labeled as a “grapevine telegraph” because the wires hung from trees like grape vines. (Source)

Happy Learn About Composting Day!

Learn About Composting Day is celebrated on May 29. The holiday was created by Holiday Insights in 2011 to help educate people about composting.. (Source)

  •  Everyone: Learn more about composting. Write about how you can integrate composting into your household.
  • Local Government: Describe composting resources available for your constituents. Do you support composting? Is there a place where residents can pick up composted materials? What difference will composting make on your community?
  • Gardening Center: Share your most popular composting systems. Explain how to decide which type of compost bin to purchase.
  • Environmentalist: Describe the composting process and what can (and cannot) be composted.

Grateful that I am able to read

Last week, I picked up my usual stack of library books. I set them on a table so that I could dig through my purse for my library card. Sitting at the table was a man — probably in his 40’s — who was coloring a picture that I assume had been provided by the library.

He looked at my stack of books. Then he looked at me as though I was some kind of Reading Goddess. “Are you going to read all of those books?” he asked?

His question surprised me. I took a moment to think, looked him in the eye, smiled, and said “Yes I am.”

 He replied, “Wow!” and went back to coloring.  Wow, indeed! I take reading for granted and, I’m guessing, this man was not so lucky.

Today, write about something that comes easily to you, but may be difficult for your readers