Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I have no idea what color my parachute is.

I love being home with the kids, that's a given. I am very lucky. However, my "career" is on hold, which I've gone back and forth about since day one. What is difficult, is that all I have to do is turn on the television, and see where I used to work. It's a constant reminder of what I used to do, and makes me think that I need to figure out what I'm going to be, when the time comes.

The newspaper I worked at is in the same building as a cable news channel. I loved my old job. I did well, and worked with a great group of people, many of whom I am still in contact with. You never knew who you would see in the lobby. Or on the elevator. Or in Au Bon Pain. I know that Shepard Smith eats at Wendy's, and that Geraldo Rivera's skin is orange. I miss that life, especially when I watch Megyn Kelly while cleaning up after breakfast.

So what does this mean? Do I miss working in media? Or sales? I'm really enjoying blogging, it's given order to my thoughts (other than this past Sunday night). I've always liked writing. I'm thinking back to when I was a teen, and wrote stories for my friends about boys they liked, or poems about high school angst. I have journals and diaries stacked on a shelf in my bedroom. My very close friend J told me I need to just sit down every day and write, something, anything. I sent her a snippet of my writing, she's a writer and editor (once you are, you always are J) and I'm excited about what she had to say. So I'm starting a new habit, writing a bit once a day, and we'll see what happens.


CailinMarie said...

writing everyday is a great habit!
I love the title of this post. I don't know mine either!!
thanks for stopping by - and feel free to email me any questions at all about Arbonne -

Tara said...

That's a great title for your post! Very creative. It's too bad that we have to choose our career paths when we are so young and don't really "know" ourselves. I certainly would NOT have choosen to be an Accountant!!

melissa said...

It is very hard to know our next steps after mommy becomes our full time job. My daughter is now in camp for full day and I don't know what to do with myself. It is very strange, I feel lost (when not enjoying the peace!)

tanya said...

How perfect that you have a friend who is an editor.
I have written a few posts, in my blog, about hoping to find out what my next career will be after working in the home as mom and housewife. I am hoping too that through my writing, my thoughts, I will know what it is that I really want to do with the rest of my working life. I know that this role of SAHM is not it for me and I have struggled with it though blogging about it has let me see the humor and not be so hard on myself about this path that I willingly decided to take.
See post It's Never Too Late That's Why I'm Hopeful
All the best

Anonymous said...

I think that's a great idea. Just write what you're thinking. Write a little every day. I know of at least one blogger that does a lot of writing now for papers, magazines, etc. Her blog is just a vehicle or conduit for getting her writing jobs.

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