Y'all, this is a banner day! You are reading my 100th blog post. And to the 2 of you besides my mom who have read every single one, thank you! When I started blogging I kept it to just my friends and family and I wasn't very consistent as to often I put something out there. This year I've tried to post more regularly and I've opened myself up to the blogging community (I had no idea how vast it is!).
I very recently started reading another blog, Story of My Life, written by Jenni. She's doing a "post every day in May" challenge and I'm going to give it a shot. There are topics for each day so some days I may end up posting twice, like if I have a restaurant odyssey post or a travel post, but the idea is to "get drunk on writing," and I can get on board with that. Bonus: no hangover!
Challenge #1 is "the story of your life in 250 words or less" and as I thought about it, I decided not to do so much of a bio (you can read stuff like that in the About Me section and elsewhere), but more of a "where my life is going."
I recently realized that I've always been a "let life happen" person. It's not 100% true, but in terms of my job(s) and extracurricular activities, it's a fact. I have never in my life sought out a job. Yeah, I've done the interviews and been hired on my own merits, but someone else (my dad, a professor, a headhunter) always did the legwork. I've worked as an accountant for 24 years and I hate it. I chose that path because I'm good with numbers and I enjoyed accounting classes in high school (which as it turns out, were really more "bookkeeping"). In college I wanted to double major in business and music, and I let myself be talked out of it by my freshman adviser. By the time I got into the meat of accounting courses I knew it wasn't for me, but felt it was too late. I still like numbers to an extent, but I'm also much more creative than that. I feel like the left and right sides of my brain are at battle with each other and the left side has won out for far too long. Outside of work I do a lot of choral singing, but I want more. I'm 45 years old and I'm finally ready to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
PS - Word count = 225.
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