My “Maybe” Life, I Guess…

This is my life: Friend: “Hey Amanda, I’m having a super awesome birthday party this weekend.  Do you wanna come?” Me: “Maybe.” Colleague: “Hey Amanda, volunteering 5 minutes of your time for this cause that you care about will guarantee that bad thing will never happen again. Can you be there?” Me: “Maybe.” Ryan Gosling: …

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This is No Vacation, My Friend

Since last Tuesday, I’ve been on medical leave. I thought it would be a relief – that this wasn’t all just in my head, and that being granted the time and the freedom to get better would be a huge weight off my shoulders – but it wasn’t. Somehow being officially labelled as “totally disabled” …

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Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out?

Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out? - My Life, I Guess

The stress, anxiety, and depression from being stuck in a toxic work environment is taking its toll on me – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m at the point where taking a stress leave feels like my only hope. But I’m also worried that I’m not really “sick”. That I might just be looking for an …

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It’s Going to Take Me 100 Years to Pay Off My Student Loan

This morning, while catching up with the blogs I follow, I came across a guest post by Kevin on Making Sense of Cents, titled 12 Facts about Student Loan Debt that will make Your Hair Stand on End. Although Kevin was writing about student loans in the U.S. and their crazy system, the stats are …

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I Reported My Employer to the Labour Board

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It’s no secret that I’ve been unhappy with things at work for a while now, but it finally got to the point where I grew tired of complaining/hearing my coworkers complain all the time, that I did something about it. I filed a claim with the labour board. It started out innocently enough – I …

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I Didn’t Get the Job – But I Did Learn These 5 Things

For the last four months, I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to find a new job. The opportunities for me to move to another organization in a related field is pretty limited – as in, I’ve only applied for 3 jobs so far. (It’s not surprising, considering I live in a small, somewhat remote blue-collar city, and …

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So, This is My Life, I Guess…

Well friends and various people of the internet, after an accidental 6 week hiatus, I’m back!  Sort of.  As you can see, “MissAmanda101” is dead.  Long live “My Life, I Guess…”! I had decided in late February that this blogging hobby of mine was taking off, and after a small push, decided it was time …

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So, I Guess I’m Doing This Thing!

About a month ago, Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents wrote How To Start a Blog – Tips for Beginners because she gets emails daily asking for advice or help. (Although I’m not new to blogging or having my own domain, I’m guilty of being one of those people. And she was kind enough …

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February 2013 Money Recap

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It’s my 5th month of tracking my money, and overall I’m doing alright. I spent less than I did in October and December, but more than I did in November and January – February’s right in the middle. THE GOOD Savings. Guys! I finally put money towards my TFSA!  It wasn’t much… less than $100, …

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How My Teeth Caused a Coworker to Quit

I purposely booked my wisdom teeth surgery for a Thursday before a long weekend so that I had 5 full days to recover and only miss 2 days of work. But when Monday (Family Day for us Ontarians) rolled around, it was clear that I was in no shape to go back to work on …

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Job Interview Post Mortem

Perhaps it’s presumptuous for me to assume my job interview from last week is “dead”, but the more I think about it, the more I doubt they are going to offer me the position. It could very well be that I’m just so run down and jaded from my current job situation (and 5+ days …

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