Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My 100th Post and 250 words about ME

Happy Gwensday! First off, shocking news: Aaron actually left a comment on yesterday's post.

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.

Stay Tuned,

Confessions of a Gila Monster

PS - Word count = 225.

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  1. Happy 100th post! I've read them all.

    I'm happy you are taking control. I hope you can do something fulfilling with your talent as part of your day job.

  2. Hoooray for 100 posts!!! Even though I haven't read your blog from the beginning, I'm glad you are more comfortable with opening up more. And I have to agree, it certainly is a vast bloggy world out there!

    I don't think most people know what they want to be when they grow up, not matter what age they may be. But there is something to be said for coming to the realization that is time to take the reigns. Kudos!!!!

  3. Happy 100th post! And I love that Aaron commented yesterday, I saw that!!! :)

    I had a marketing minor in college and the 2 accounting courses I had to take just about did me in. Numbers are NOT my thing, so I applaud you for being good with them!!

    Sometimes I feel like I have too many interests and can't narrow down what I want to be/do/accomplish!

  4. Christine HaskinsMay 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    It is NEVER too late to decide what you want to be when you grow up. My figuring is that you still have at least 20 years of a career left and that's lots of time to figure out what you really want.

    Love your blog. I read most of them (although not everyday--I go for binge Gila reading and catch up on them all at one time).

    Thanks for sharing YOU!

  5. wow 100 posts!! thats just plain awesome. and i am definitely let life happen, with most things.

  6. Congrats on #100! Your blog is now in my "favorites" so I can easily find you!

  7. Yay for 100! I love your bio. I feel like I've always struggled with the career thing too. Nothing has ever just called out to me. I'm pretty good at a lot of things, but not awesome at one particular thing. I started college wanting to be a nurse, then changed it to teaching and taught Kindergarten. Then switched again to political science and became a paralegal. I'm staying at home with my kids for the time being, but when I to back to work in a few years I want it to be something I love.


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