Personal Day: 5 Things Happening Now In COTJ’s Life

by Rich DeMatteo on August 24, 2011 · 5 comments

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Breaks are good.  Good are breaks.  Break me off a piece of that earthquake bar.

I obviously need a personal day.

Even in our most desperate times, we must find a way to take a step back, relax, and put our focus on something else.  They say searching for a job is a 40 hour per week process, but I do believe that will make you go bonkers.  Just like I’m doing today, take a personal day and go out and do something fun, spend time with family, ride a bike, ride a tricycle, ride horse, or ride in your car to someplace awesome.

To get us away from the job search, here are 5 things that I’ve got going on right now:

Holy Earthquake! – While some may have been scared, and that’s completely warranted, I was somewhat giddy after the quake hit the east coast yesterday.  I can now say that I’ve experienced an earthquake.  What we felt here in Philly from the 5.9 magnitude quake was not as shaky as what people experienced at the epicenter in Virginia.  Thankfully, there haven’t been many (zero-ish) injuries reported and now we just need to brace ourselves and hope John Cusack doesn’t show up at our door.

Allergies – Never experienced allergies like I’m having now.  An allergy test confirmed that my body hates grass, dust mites, cats, certain trees, and other environmental items.  If you plan on calling anytime soon, I apologize in advance.

Bad Rhino Social Media - If you didn’t know, I’m one of the Co-Founders of Bad Rhino, a Social media Marketing Firm.  It’s been a blast to work with clients on their social media marketing.  You can follow us at @BadRhinoInc or read the blog here.

20 Pound Drop – I’m challenging myself to lose 20 pounds by December 31st.  The hardest time of the year to shed weight is the October through December, wintery, holiday, eating cookies and cake time of year.  I’ve easily put on 10 pounds through these two months in previous years, so it should be rather interesting to try to swing a 20 pound drop.

COTJ on CBS Money Watch - Alright, to get us back in the swing of things, here’s a quick post that I was featured on in CBS Money Watch.  It’s a great article that shares tips on acing a skype interview.

 

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5 comments
SAA
SAA

Enjoy your time off!

Dawn Lennon
Dawn Lennon

What you've accomplished here over the past two years has been amazing and inspiring. You more than deserve a day off, an allergy free life, and more creative outlets. I hope you are as proud of yourself as I think you should be. ~Dawn

Emily Jasper
Emily Jasper

Yeah, in Blacksburg, VA, I didn't even know we had an earthquake. I was in Walmart, so apparently shopping distracts me from shifts in the earth. I also am missing the hurricane...alas, I will get a lot of snow this winter I am sure...

Jon Steiert
Jon Steiert

Hey bud, Ill join you in your 20uterus pound drop goal. Its always good to have extra people supporting and keeping you in check.

Jill Felska
Jill Felska

Feel better soon! And congrats on the CBS Money Watch mention!