i’m reading a book right now called I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was by Barbara Sher (sp?) it’s a good book, talking about finding your passion in life and then doing that and how finding that passion will get all kinds of things to fall into place.
she says one thing a lot of people do is to plan out steps to getting to finding their fulfillment in life and apparently that’s not really how it works. taking action is the thing that leads to fulfillment. when we take action we give ourselves information on what really turns us on and what really doesn’t, so that’s all good to know.
following that logic, i need to find a job where i can travel but not leave home, where i can get out around people yet still have lots of time to work by myself, and write some, organize some and help people some.
maybe i need to be a shepherd. 6 months ago
i edit medical records. i started off as a transcriptionist years ago and then moved up through the ranks as QA specialist, then manager, then editor because i’m not bad with the english language. i work from home, which is good because i need to be here a lot of the time to help The Man (my husband with parkinson’s).
the thing is, my job is outrageously boring, tedious, utterly noncreative and with no hope of change in sight. however, it gives me a reliable income and that’s a good thing.
what i’d like to be doing is being a successful picker, finding things for low $$ and selling them for higher $$, or even working for or running a small thrift/vintage store.
it’s frustrating because there’s a lady in town who HAS a small thrift/vintage store and she is clueless about how to run it or how much things are worth. she sells her really wonderful stuff for way less than she could get for them and she is always asking me for pointers on how to educate oneself on vintage and antiques. she asks ME and she’s the one with the store! that sux lol
i know i’m just tired of what i’m doing since i’ve been doing it for so long and it’s a pretty thankless job. for the most part i only get feedback when i’ve made a mistake. if it weren’t for the fact that it’s a pretty steady income in a bad economy i’d have ditched it years ago just because i’m so bored. 6 months ago