Share Your World For January 11, 2021

It’s that time again! Time for Share Your World, brought to you by Melanie, who has everything you need to join in. And here we go…

What should you get rid of, that would make your new year better, and why? Social media, and no, that’s not a political statement. I hinted at it a couple of weeks ago. It’s a huge time suck and I really have better things to do.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Quit my job without having a new one. I had been at constant war with my manager, and was given a month to "rehabilitate" myself, and decided "screw that noise" and quit. Mary had actually suggested that I do it a few months earlier.

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? Mom always said "j-o-b does not spell ‘fun’," and that’s as close as we came to one. The Holton family motto, according to a few heraldry sites, is "Semper Fidelis," which is also the motto of the US Marines.

On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? Not as funny as I used to be, but then I was pretty nuts then. I’d say 7.

17 thoughts on “Share Your World For January 11, 2021

  1. I like all of your answers. I had one job I quit before lining up another. I went above and beyond my job expectations but it was one of those huge corporations that micromanage their low level employees. Eventually I had enough of someone complaining that I clocked in 60 seconds late (despite working through most lunch hours) and turned in my notice. Never regretted it.

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  2. Social media is a great answer. I have reduced my time on FB, Instagram and Twitter but I can’t quite cut the cord completely. I don’t count WP as social media either. This place is free therapy :). Good for you leaving a miserable situation. Definitely daring to say “screw that noise”.

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  3. Thanks, John for Sharing Your World! Semper Fi? Wow. That’s something to live up to! I’d give you a solid 10+ in the hilarity ‘sweepstakes’, but 7 seems to be how most folks view themselves. I peeped in on Facebook yesterday, to post that Arnold Schwarzenegger video (which will poke a few bears over there), and determined that it was my last visit. Social media is a time suck. Sez she who is spending a LOT of hours blogging on a certain site… Um. Have a wonderful week John!

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  4. Way back in the day, before my insurance career, I had a job as a receptionist. My boss was the wicked witch from the west and no one liked her. I quit with no regrets. I’ve had a couple of jobs where it just wasn’t worth it to stay and be stressed so I moved on.

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  5. I would love to get rid of some of my fat. I would also like to get rid of some stuff. I think of George Carlin when I think of that word…stuff. Daring?? Standing up to bullies who wanted to beat me up, dressing them down and walking past them in grade school and, in high school, after being threatened to have my throat cut from ear to ear, I defied my fear and walked alone to classes. Never letting fear dictate the end result. God..a motto?? We were raised to be respectful, walk tall, be loyal and see beauty in life. As for being funny, I have been told by more than one person that I am funny and I just never thought I was but..maybe I can tickle the funny bone.

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  6. Semper Fi has a nice ring to it. It works well for good marriages, but we don’t have to be always faithful to unreasonable, stress filled jobs. I’m glad your daring escape turned out okay.

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      1. He retired at 20 years as a Gunnery Sergeant. He told me he was one of the few enlisted men in charge of his own platoon in Vietnam. Before that, he served as acting brig warden in Philadelphia. It’s only been in the past few years, as I work on writing my family history, that I’ve discovered so much pride in my father. Thanks for asking. Were you or your dad in the military?

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        1. None of my generation (my cousins and I) served in the military. Dad flunked the physical and never served. For a big Irish family, we have no priests or nuns, no firefighters or police officers, no lawyers. One cousin is a nurse and her sister married a dentist, and another married an Illinois State Trooper….

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          1. In my 20s I was involved in a pacifist organization, Peaceworks, and today, I’m a member of Grandmothers for Peace. There are many different ways to serve. Like keeping the old music alive. 🙂

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