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August 07, 2014
Where did the summer go? It left just as quickly as it came! The kids are due to begin school next week and it's really the first school year that I actually didn't procrastinate when it came to buying school supplies and filling out school paperwork. That's not to say that I didn't dread it; especially the paperwork! I bitch and moan every year even though I expect there to be paperwork to complete and return to school at the beginning of every school year. I simply can't deal with the fact that I have to fill out the same paperwork every year. There are even some paperwork where I need to fill in the same information on both sides of the forms. That's just crazy! If my child's information is already on the front of the form, why do I need to put it on the back of the same form. Next year, I'll going to fill in the back of the form with "See front." Take that, bitches!

This year, The Husband actually asked me why the schools were still doing paper forms. I mean, this is coming from a dude who has never filled out a school form for the kids. I responded with, "Preach on, The Husband! Preach on!" It's the same song I sing every year!

That's not to say that I don't agree with The Husband. It drives me absolutely bonkers that none of this is electronic yet. I'm sure if they invest in some type of online process, they will probably save on the all the paper they waste and do away with all the storage space that is needed to store these paper forms. C.R.A.Z.Y!

Or, how hard is it to provide me with pre-fill forms based on the previous year and say, "Did any of this information change? If so, please update. If not, please sign and return." UGH!

I did make it past my 90 days at the new gig. I guess I'm safe unless I royally fuck something up. I really had no doubt about surviving the place, especially when I was awarded with a $200 gift card with one of my bright ideas. I didn't even think it was that big of a deal, but surprisingly for them, it was. Well, it's not like I was going to turn down the gift card any way. Not only did my bright idea win them over, but my hard work ethic did too. They were just blown away by me. Again, I had no doubts about my work ethic either. It's a given.

I met 4 of my stakeholders for the new project that I'm working on. And of course they were blown away too. They really like the EBA (Enterprise Business Analyst) currently on the project and they were calling me "Deb's Twin." I even got a fist pump from one of them!

I will have to say that it's really starting to get boring. Not the job, but the fact that I can just blow people away with my work ethic. I haven't quite accomplished everything that I want to accomplish in my career; however, at 32, I feel pretty damn good about myself. I feel as if I'm at the top of my game. But then that high only lasts for so long. Now I'm just sick of being capable of winning people over. What I really want is to be able to suck so bad that no one wants me on their team. And then come out with my guns blazing (not literally, but figuratively) and show them what I'm all about. Make the other team wish they had me on their side. Or maybe, I need to find someone who is willing to pay me my meager salary and mentor me. Let me make mistakes and fall on my face and then tell me how I can do things differently, or better. Maybe I just need to reach out to Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha! Wouldn't that just be awesome?!!

This doesn't sound like an early mid-life crisis does it? I hope not.
Maisee Xiong