Do Not Scare Me Like This!

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I like to think I am not an easily scared, but fear is starting to set in regarding the new job. It started with random people telling me how hard the new field is that I am getting into. It escalated with specific nightmares regarding my new job. But I have tried to be logical and talk myself through it.

Today, it was capped off with someone from a branch office walking into my office and flatly informing me I should NOT get into this new field because I will just be spinning my tires. I will never get out, I will become a captive to my job. I should do something more well suited to myself like:


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This odd narrative is my life. I ended up in Pittsburgh, of all places--from the beach. I have no hobbies, other than cooking excessively and eating microwave popcorn. I enjoy shopping, the Food network, hiding the remote so the Food network cannot be turned off, find ethnic food stores and restaurants and reading voraciously. My life is decidedly pedestrian.

I worked in the car business where I was required to be ruthless and soul-less wench, which is when I started this project. Since then, I've kept it up because secretly, I've always wanted to join the military. Every male in my mother's family has joined and I quietly entertain thoughts of joining. I haven't yet and don't know if I ever will, but sending the troops cookies keeps me sane. it makes me think I still have a shred of human kindness left in my withering soul. it's a small way for me to salute the men and women who are brave enough to fight for freedom. And makes me feel like I'm contributing toward troop morale--even if I'm not. So if you want to help, send me addresses of troops you know stationed overseas. you may also contribute toward the cost of chocolate chips, but don't feel obligated, that link is here only by request.

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