i do not mean to offend anyone with this post... a friend got my mind spinning and ... well... i never was good at keeping my mouth shut. so here it is... out on the table:
i am really bothered by people who define themselves by what they do for a job.
you know the conversation:
"... and what do you do?"
"i am a (insert occupation)."
i didn't ask what their job was. i wanted to know more about them, as person. AND yes, a job is something many of us do for 8 hours a day.... but i still have 16 hours left... that is double the amount of time you spent at work! even if you get 8 hours of sleep... 8 hours to define yourself. to do something.
another thing, what interest is that persons job to anyone who is not a part of that industry? is that all they DO? is that their personality?
i have always been careful to ask "what do you do for a living?" this way i don't want to shake them afterwards...
"...what do you do nichole?"
"i create. i paint. i scrap. i sew. i design. i just love creating. i am married to a wonderful man. i spend time outside as much as possible. i have a slightly addictive personality, hence i read 500 page novels in 2 days. i surround myself with amazing people and i constantly work to improve those relationships. i talk to my mom everyday; she is my best friend (besides that amazing husband). i plant flowers and just started planting veggies. i am living in my first house and throughly enjoy the tug of war between said husband and i as we decorate it... what? ...oh you mean how do i earn money?... oh... well i work."
i REALLY look forward to hearing your thoughts... i can take it.