Thursday, February 17, 2011


Your MatchGirl is remiss, once again, that it has been so long since she's properly written.  There are just so many things going on in life and I have not, to be very honest, gentle readers, been able to put words to blog in a way that would be even remotely interesting.

Yet, yesterday morning, I saw this tweet from Kneale Mann and it started me thinking of the nature of success.

You see, dear ones, your MatchGirl currently has a lot going on - from work to personal projects to personal life changing (more to come on that in a future post) - and, pretty much, all of these things are good. Ones for the win column. A success you might say.

When I was unemployed, I had no fear of failure. I felt like I could go no further down than that November day in 2008 when I got laid off for the simple fact that I was one of only a few people on salary and benefits and the poorly run company could no longer afford to pay it (however paltry it was). So I started blogging. Putting myself out there into the world wasn't scary. And when I started Hire Me Martha, even after appearing on her show, I had no illusions that I would be hired. It was simply good publicity for her. And, as all my gentle readers know, I was embarrassingly single for much of the past couple of years of blogging, and I had no fear of putting myself out there - it couldn't get any worse.

Things have started to turn around. And, though I am by no means successful, I am heading in that direction.

What does it mean?

I'm not sure yet.

Will I make more money? God I hope so.
Will I find happiness? Seems likely.

Is success, in the end, about reaching the summit of the mountain? Or about all the amazing steps it takes along the way?


  1. Congrats on all of your success this past year! As someone who met you when you were unemployed, as grateful as I am to have our friendship through that series of unfortunate events, I am so happy for you and what life has brought your way. xoxo