Music Monday: “Stand by Me”-Tracy Chapman

When I previewed this song on iTunes I immediately bought it. Tracy Chapman is talented, with a capital “T.” Her take is sad, but it’s also very soulful and uplifting.

The original, sung by Ben E. King, has been covered numerous times and Chapman performed her version in 2015, during one of David Letterman’s last episodes. The video has over 3 million views for a reason–it’s beautiful.

Career Wednesday: Eating Lunch with Coworkers, Update


I want to update on this topic I posted about a few months ago. I think the days of eating at my desk has been shaken up since my department hired two new employees, and they’re social butterflies.

Two weeks ago one of them suggested that we eat lunch together, so I said yes because it was the right thing to do. We ate outside then walked around during our hour and to be honest it was a nice change. I like her.

Then, this past Friday I ate lunch with the second new hire, and then we joined the first woman and two other coworkers for the remainder of our lunch. Again, this took place outside.

I like routine and a break is fine once in a while, but I’m sure these group lunches are going to happen more often. Not that it’s a bad thing: It’s good to interact with the people you work with, but I like my alone time. Needless to say, I did enjoy my two past lunches.

Any of you eat lunch with your coworkers? Or do you prefer to eat alone or with one other person at work? Let me know in the comments!