Your Career and You: “I’m Ba-aack!”


publication1For those of you who have paid attention, I have been “MIA” for several months now. Nothing unusual (sort of) going on…just haven’t updated this blog for a while. But, as you know if you’re reading this and to borrow Jack Nicholson’s “Heere’s Johnny”…I’m ba-aack!

As you may recall, I made some HUGE changes in 2017-2018…

  • After 16-plus amazing years at Curry College
  • Packed up and moved out of our home of more than 20 years in Belmont, Mass.
  • Moved, lock, stock and barrel to a brand-new home in Riverview, Fla. (on the southeast edge of Tampa)
  • Almost immediately got mega-involved with the Tampa Bay Chapter, PRSA
  • Was offered and accepted my first (of many, I hope) part-time teaching gig at The University of Tampa.

To put it mildly, the past year-plus has been tumultuous…in almost entirely good ways.

But my personal-creative side hit a slump. Just couldn’t find that “spark” that had always been so reliably “there” for me. And I had some personal angst…was I losing my touch?…was there nothing to inspire me?

Fortunately (sort of), there were enough “new life” distractions that I’ve been able to deal with the creative logjam. But things have calmed down/gotten resolved enough that I’m starting to feel that good ol’ “let’s have fun” sensation again…which means I’m ba-aack here with “Your Career and You.”

It’ll be interesting to see if my outlook on life and accompanying commentary will change. I don’t feel any differently, and my Curry College student/friends will be “relieved” to hear that my snarky comments about, among other things, public transportation have merely shifted to the Tampa Bay public transit wasteland.

So bear with me, my friends, as I continue to settle in and recharge. If nothing else, I’m sitting here in Riverview in January…in a short-sleeved shirt…having just strolled up the street to collect my mail (no home delivery in our newly-developing community) in the same…with our patio door open for fresh air. (Cue the snickering!)

And that’s it for now. Stay tuned for more!

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About kirkhazlett

35+ years' federal government and nonprofit organization PR experience followed by more than 10 years' undergraduate and graduate college teaching experience. Community and media relations expertise, as well as a fanaticism for quality service and customer satisfaction. PR for healthcare and member services organizations ranging from Blood Bank of Hawaii to Medical Area Service Corporation to Boston Harborfest. Consulting services for Manila and Singapore Red Cross.
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