Not really writing much tonight, though I am thinking about a short series on summer jobs that I’ll probably work on tomorrow. I’ve been thinking about jobs lately, because it’s probably about time for me to get one again. The thought of going back to corporate life and looking at spreadsheets and numbers, managing people, and sitting in cubicle world, though, kind of sucks the life out of me. The problem is, I got a taste of life on the outside. I’m this free spirit and putting me back in a pen is just not going to work. But there is that pesky matter of a mortgage, credit card bills and saving for college for four kids, not to mention retiring before 90. Air Force ROTC is looking more promising by the minute.
I have the capacity to be quite brilliant, very creative, highly personable. What I haven’t done is made an effort over the last year to find a way to make what I love to do pay off somehow. Time is running out and I feel like I’ve squandered an opportunity by sitting on the sidelines.
Anyway, what I’m working on tonight is a simple photography portfolio. I honestly don’t think I can make a go of photography as a career without a serious investment in further education and equipment, but I like the idea of getting my work out there, similar to what I’m doing with writing this blog. Someday when I decide I have adequate material to shop to an agent, the framework will be there.
Sorry for thinking out loud. I truly appreciate the wonderful comments of some new followers I picked up this week.
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