Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Update: Somehow it is 2013

Hey friends! Just wanted to do a quick update because things are changing and I look forward to sharing it all with you.  I was laid off from my position as of Dec. 31. All managers at my level were also laid off, so it wasn't due to anything I did or didn't do. However, it was a shock and has prompted me to do a lot of soul searching.

Here is the thing: I don't want to do what I've always done...which is to run, run, run to the quickest, most tolerable salary. I just have this feeling that this is my time to try something else. This blog will remain a blog of personal process. How will my experiments pan out? When will I get frustrated? Where will I go to try myself anew? Why this and not that? What does it all mean?

My new blog, http://kchapmangibbons.wordpress.com/ will be pointedly focused on politics, current events and news. Sometimes, I'll be Lois Lane and just give you the facts and sometimes, I'll be more pundit-y. I'm hoping to use Big Blue Dot Y'all to get into additional media. Of course, I am very active on FB, Twitter and Linked In--but I want to be on the radio, to do podcasts, to get published. I should have gone into broadcasting/communications about 20 years ago...but, it truly is never too late.

As to the rest of my beautiful life, the kids are smart, healthy, funny and talented. The hubs and I are doing very well...learning and laughing a lot. We are staying in Nashville for the foreseeable future.

Stay tuned folks...


  1. "I don't want to do what I've always done...which is to run, run, run to the quickest, most tolerable salary." I know this feeling, but I find myself seeing this kind of behavior as my only out.

  2. Me too...I am just fighting the urge. Every (well-meaning) person I know is sending my jobs that I'm qualified (over-qualified) for and while it is thoughtful--it just stiffens my resistance. I have been telling students for years to trust in their own ability to make the life they want. I want to take heed of my own advice. And if I'm just being foolish, I can always get certified to teach in public schools or ESL.