On some Tuesdays, I shall participate in Share Your World, a weekly blog challenge some of the cool kids I know take part in. Today, second installment deep thoughts (two deep… see what I did there…).
What goal are you working on now?
I’m trying to really focus on goals — that’s my goal. I have a million things I want to do, which sometimes feels overwhelming, so I’m working on breaking things down to bits I can handle. Little bits add up to big things! Oh, and I’m also working on the goal of not smudging my reading glasses all the time. I don’t know how I continually do that.
What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
Well, if you like Freud, the first thing that popped into my head was marriage. … I’ll analyze that one later. Hmmm. What else… Riding that amusement ride that looks like a pirate ship (at least in these parts) and it swings back and forth, baaaaaaack and forrrrrrrrth, until you’re practically perpendicular with the ground each way. I’m still not sure I got most of my stomach back after that ride.
Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?
My actual profession is becoming more me and realizing I’m spirit more than anything. My second job is making people laugh and smile, which, I must say, I’m pretty good at. As for this adulting work thing, well, I chose journalism because that seemed a logical route for a writer. Then I chose another field with more stability, using my organizational and sometimes my writing skills, sometimes to help people. But to me, a job is a job. I work so I can live and my job lets me work on my aforementioned true professions (when it’s not driving me nuts and making me exhausted, of course).
Have you ever gotten lost?
Yes, of course. I’ve had that panicky experience when I couldn’t find my parents, like, in the mall or something. I’ve also gotten lost while driving, but rarely panic as I have a good sense of direction. Plus, a tip from my dad: if you’re in a city, always drive toward the tallest buildings. They’re usually near the water. That’s not always true, but it’s a good guideline. Of course, now I’d tell him I really don’t like driving in cities, so if he had additional countryside tips, they would be most welcome.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for Henry Ford and unions and anyone else who helped to institute the five-day work week, but more importantly WEEKENDS OFF. I’m grateful for Past Me for reading all those spiritual/zen books, etc., thereby making stressful situations around me less so (most of the time) or at the very least help me realize what I’m in the middle of so I can react and respond accordingly. As for what I’m looking forward to, see the aforementioned weekend, but this one is four days long. I’m looking forward to digesting the pile of books I picked up this week at the library.
This post is part of Share Your World, a weekly blog event, by Cee.