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8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City

8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley’s San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest’s Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by...

Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma

Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter And so it goes, Rob and I have moved into our new home, but this time, we are rooting ourselves into this small lake town called Gordonville, in Sherwood Shores, on the banks of Lake Texoma, Texas. A mature home, really. Built in 1962, this little cabin gives us the slice of...

Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t

Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It is amazing the patience you learn when you don’t want to be patient. Buying a house and landing a new job are two life-altering events where your patience is tested, sometimes to exhaustion. Buying a house requires you create a financial resume to support you through...

Harvesting Our Dreams in Lake Texoma, TX

Harvesting Our Dreams in Lake Texoma, TX
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Life As We Live It Now Winnowing our waistlines and nourishing our marriage, we forge ahead, rooted in strength and hope. Our landscape includes tree-lined, winding roads punctuated with eclectic cabins, tiki huts, grazing horses, cattle and chickens. Pelican’s Landing is...

Fear Is a Liar

Fear Is a Liar
via raaachellll! | flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter | Hat tip to Marsha Christensen at stronglola.com for inspiring the title of this post. Fear Is at the Root of Being Stuck What are you afraid of? I think, whether you are in the midst of mundaneness or in the throes of manic anxiety, or somewhere in...

Climbing That Career Mountain

Climbing That Career Mountain
Image via cryany (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Goodbye sugary treats, hello fitness. This Friday, June 1, Rob and I begin phase 2 of our fitness initiative. We launched phase 1 on Jan. 2, after the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. I wrote about that here: “Weighing in: 3 Job Search...

7 Exit Strategies When Your Career Ship Sinks

7 Exit Strategies When Your Career Ship Sinks
image via Sarda Sarda (Flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter That sinking feeling when your current job is not working out may be all too familiar for some. For others, it could be a first-time, unfamiliar storm in which to navigate. Whatever the case may be, while you may be shaking at the very core, the...

“Be That Alive”

“Be That Alive”
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter What movies inspire you? I have several, and often, while I am exercising on my stationary bike, I select one for the DVD player. Watching this colorful, poetic, emotionally stimulating and musically evocative story really helps me get through that grueling 2-mile workout. My...

Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?

Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Initial Storms of Change This year’s Texas drought has been an interesting contrast to last year’s Missouri floods. Following our move from rain-drenched Kansas City to stormy and windy Lake Texoma in May 2011, our initial concern was that we’d moved to a...

You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Bugni for inspiring the title to this post! Replete with change, our recent Texas transition has dogged us with new challenges. Enveloped by mesquite trees and a sprawling yard, our resort home would seem to afford our beloved Louie – a 15-year-old miniature...
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