I get kind of tired of people saying that my best quality is being “candid, honest, straight-forward, blunt, to the point…” etc. That is not something I work on, it’s just there. And I know just as well as everyone else, that this isn’t really a compliment and that it can go both ways. In fact, it’s a trait that I try to reign in most of the time. People don’t REALLY want to hear what I have to say about things or my opinion.

I have been toying with the idea of seeing what it takes to be a “life coach.” The idea of it intrigues me, and I think that I am quite good at listening and distilling the information folks give me — try to organize their thoughts and what not. In that case, being candid might be useful. I could be choosy about the folks I “coach” and try to pick ones who are motivated for real life change and don’t just need a “best friend for hire.” You know, those folks who are just really looking for someone to complain too, and tell them what to do with their life, or validate all of their choices. Sure everyone needs a little validation sometimes, but you know the kind of people that I am talking about.

If you don’t know them, then you are probably one of them.

In other news, I am getting together with the DH, Matt and Kathleen for lunch today at Vientienne Palace for lunch. This will be the first time I will have lunch with my Darling and Matt during working hours. I have had lunch with Kathleen a few times before. I am hungry for it now – and leaving work early for it. I am going to have to make up for it next week, but that’s okay.

You know, I get about a 100 hits a day from unique visitors … no it’s not just Hilary checking a 100 times a day to see if anything new is posted….but actually about 100 different folks. I wonder who you all are sometimes. I know about …. 20-30 of you. Anyway, I just wanted to say I appreciate you stopping by and would like to return the favor if you have a site that I don’t know about.

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