I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about accomplishments.

I don’t have a huge list of things that I tackled, this year.

Oh, wait, that’s a lie. I keep a list in my head.

But, good grief, I’m a human resources consultant and a blogger. I’m not lighting the world on fire or anything. I do okay for myself as a writer and a speaker, but I’m not Tony Robbins or Suze Orman. When I stand in front of a room full of executives, I get called spunky.

Spunky doesn’t feel like an accomplishment.

But, on the other hand, I continue to succeed in a career that I don’t particularly love while developing outside interests and hobbies that may, one day, lead me to a greater purpose.

I am a living, breathing example of my great thesis: a job is just a job. Do your job well. Have integrity. Stack some cheddar, meet your basic obligations and have other outside goals and interests.

You say — that sounds awful.

I say — you’re an idiot. I have a big life. I have a husband, a house, a reliable car, and lots of people I love. My life is filled with animals, laughter and ice cream. I went to fun places like New York, San Diego, London, Istanbul, Paris, Lyon, Chicago, Las Vegas, Rome, Grand Cayman, and the eastern coast of Australia because of my personal philosophy on work.

Maybe I’ll always work in and around human resources because I’m good at it. Then I’ll do other stuff in my free time.

Living my work-related values? I’ll take it.

Pretty good accomplishment for 2014.


  1. AMEN! I do not ever want to live for my job, I have a job so I can live….(I am a corporate trainer in HR)

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