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Job Wanted: Happiness Is A Requirement

October 7th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Do you have a job?  Outside of being a mom (if you are one) I mean.

I was just reading Gretchen’s latest post at The Happiness Project and it really rang true to me.  She says that the career advice she offers to people is “Do what you do.”  Just the other day my daughter asked me if I would go back to work in an office when she and her brothers are a little older.  I told her that I hope not.  I worked in an office for so many years and the work never brought me happiness.  For the most part, I liked the people I worked with and there was nothing bad about the work.  It was just boring and there was no creativity involved.  So that leaves me with the question, “What do I do?”

  • Hmmm, is blog reading a job?  I really like doing that!
  • What about taking so-so photos?  No, I don’t think that’s a job.
  • I like to create and crochet amigurumi things.  But I usually only want to make one of each thing I create.  (Crocheting guinea pigs seems to be the exception to this!)
  • I like to take walks in the woods.  But I’m not very brave, so that leaves out park ranger.
  • I love to do craft projects with my kids.  With other people’s kids?  Not so much.
  • I like to cook.  But, there are a lot of people that are way better cooks than me.

So, have you got any ideas for me?  Do you know someone that is looking to hire a blog-reading, amateur photographer for their one-of-a-kind crochet shop?!

Do you have a job that you love?  Tell me about it!

And here’s a photo, just because I like it!

Tags: All About Me · Cooking · Crocheted Stuff · Photography

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tammy // Oct 7, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I just happened to stop by…..
    If you find that job, can you see if they have another opening….or maybe we can workshare.

  • 2 Gayle // Oct 7, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Tammy!

    Thank you for stopping by! Yes, when the job offers start pouring in, I’ll give them your name also!

  • 3 Free Crochet Friendly Ghost Pattern // Oct 8, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    […] Random Things That Make Me Happy! My youngest son looking for his big sister to play together! My teen-aged son enthusiastically playing his guitar! My daughter designing and sewing her own stuffed “critter”, persevering even when it got tough! My teen-aged son telling me about a great book he just finished reading (Fahrenheit 451). My daughter helping me put together the Stan and Floss Adventure posts. My youngest son and my husband going to the ice rink to spend some time together. ← Job Wanted: Happiness Is A Requirement […]

  • 4 feisty_1 // Nov 13, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be, IF and when I grow up! It’s like you wrote what’s been in my heart for a long time.

  • 5 Gayle // Nov 13, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Hi feisty_1!

    Thank you for visiting!

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