Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Promotions and Teasers

Lately, it has been really hard for me to post. Why? It's hard writing about my life as a "windfall woman" who keeps working out of fear, who suffers from bouts of depression and migraines, has a love/hate relationship with mama, a love relationship with daddy, finds anonymous ways to donate to deserving people and flits off on anonymous vacations to unspecified places.

Shouldn't I be brimming over with exciting stories? Exotic travel? Spending sprees? Or could it be that I led a lonely and boring life? Or that life without a mate or children isn't really rich? That spending one's life worrying about losing material things really isn't much of a life at all?

More to come.

P.S. I was promoted on Tuesday. I now have a title I've coveted for several years and a hefty salary increase. Imagine that. The good luck continues.

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24 Comments:

Blogger Raggedy said...

Congratulations on the promotion!
More good things will come.
Have a fabulous day!
Huggles and Love,
Raggedy

8:22 AM  
Blogger Phoe said...

wow congrats on the promotion. I'm sure you deserved it! And I don't think having a windfall means that your life should be filled with spending sprees and exotic travels all the time. You'll be you, except with a whole lot more options. ;)

8:55 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Aint that sod's law - a promotion when you don't need the money. Still it's nice that you got the recognition.

9:44 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

Yes, congratulations on the promotion. It is always nice to be recognized for hard work in your field.

It is interesting to read this post, since nearly everyone thinks that getting a windfall will be the answer to all their problems. Apparently you are the proof that it isn't so.

I hope you can find freedom from fear - and peace.

9:50 AM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

I know you expect me to say something concise and meaningful. Well I can't. So go check out this song.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Susan Hollingshead said...

Congratulations on your promotion! Life is what you make it; be it good, bad or otherwise. Focus on the good things and more of them will follow! Cheers!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you suffer from bouts of depression and migraines before the windfall? And are you worried you will lose your windfall?

10:51 AM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Raggedy - thanks honey and back at ya!

Phoe - how are you so smart when you're so young?

Ake - yep, it's the principle of the thing.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Kenju - thanks for the congrats. Yes, it is interesting that everyone thinks a windfall or the lottery is the answer to all of their problems. You've gotten the point of my blog right there.

BWH - great song!

Susan H - thanks and great advice.

Anon - yes, I had the depression and migraines prior to the windfall. I'm not sure I had them as frequently. I stay worried about the windfall.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Do what I do--collect Big Ten memorabilia.

It is a delightful habit that usually does not require violence or exchanging bodily fluids.

Plus, you look like you went to Northwestern.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

Congratulations on the raise. That can only mean one thing: more 'windfall moments' in the future.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Snake, thanks for the congrats. Yes, more windfall moments coming.

1:28 PM  
Blogger David said...

all that and you can't afford enough fabric to make a longer dress! imagine! hehe

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What worries you about the windfall? It may be related to the way money was viewed by your parents. If you can figure out how you were taught to view money, you will probably then be able to enjoy your windfall more. Why don't you call dr. laura schlessinger (a radio therapist). She's very good at getting to the bottom of those kinds of things.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

David, hehe. Actually, the short dress is a metaphor for my "revelations" to come.

Anon, earlier in my blog, I talk about my fears about the windfall. I grew up with money, then it was lost in the parents' divorce, and didn't have it again until real adulthood. It's the fear of it being snatched away.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm glad things are going well with the exception of your father's illness.

While I don't know what it's like to have a windfall, I know firsthand what it's like to be richly blessed and whenever life gets to be too much, I think about that night last August and I know that my life is phenomenal because of my children and will be even more wonderful when it's time to end life here on earth.
I've enjoyed your posts for a long time. Take care of you and have a happy Easter.

(formerly monicasthoughts :) from the Drew resemblance to the Brittany one. :)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Monica, so good to see you. My daddy is now on the mend. Believe me, you've had your windfall. I've read enough to know. You have a wonderful life. Many hugs to you.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Lilli & Nevada said...

Congradulations on your promotion. Glad to hear that your dad is better. I am just now reading your blog

12:13 AM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Lilli & Nevada, thank you! Hope you enjoy. It's going to get interesting in here I think.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Phoe said...

Me? Smart? Far from it, I've got a lot more to learn! I am glad to see that you're putting your windfall to great use though, making people happy and brightening their lives up like that, we need more people like you around =)

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now your starting to think a bit FINALLY....make amends with mom , find a guy and get married and have at least one child,believe me you might even thank me one day (i doubt it)get out of that ego thing ...ego means 1 and life gets very lonely and cruel as you get older with no one around you....I maybe be an ass at times but i have a great wife and 3 grand children...Mr. Anonymous

7:01 PM  
Blogger daktara said...

you have a very nice blog
congratulation

8:13 AM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Anon, I'm glad you have been blessed with a great wife and grandchildren.

Daktara, thanks for the compliment.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the proportion of my income has been inverse to my level of happiness. all i know for sure is money has nothing to do with it.

my frustrations, anxieties, fears, joys and satisfactions have also NOT been tied to relationships or children. (to say nothing of material possessions!) they have everything to do with ME. you must be happy first; no one and nothing else can make you happy.

i wish you all the best in your pursuit of joy. i'm still pursuing mine.

3:04 AM  

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