Who worked today? In the course of doing my Sunday duty of working (every Sunday) I was reminded how truly overrated work is. In fact, it has to be the most overrated experience for humankind. I love to hear people say "Find something that you love and figure out a way to make money at it." Apparently, if you do this you are a very lucky person. I don't know anyone who does this full time and is able to make a living doing it. Please respond if you are one of these people. I don't know if anyone would really pay me for sitting on my couch eating popcorn & cookie dough while watching romantic comedies. Please respond if you are willing to pay me for this as I am willing to commit to it full-time.
I've been lucky enough to have long periods of time off to write and it is has moments of fulfillment, sensations of satisfaction, but it is also wrought with frustration. As work, writing can be very difficult to: start, develop, fix, finish, edit, decipher, translate, retrieve, even stay awake at the desk, etc. If someone told me "I will give you this much money (insert high dollar amount here) to write that book" I would, of course, be delighted, but I would also be well aware of the serious commitment it would take do it every day. What I want to know is, is it overrated? Please respond if you can answer this question.
What else do I like to do? Believe it or not, I like to organize things. It's an anal-retentive skill that I honed in my adolescence. I realize people will pay for this, but they want you to be certified. Can you imagine? Someone actually wants me to be certified to organize a pile of crap that they can't even pick up for themselves. They're the ones that can't find their own to-do list in their mile-high accumulation of necessities and they want me to prove that I can put it all in order. Like anyone would do this, even for cash, if they couldn't do better than the poor slob (or to be politically correct "very creative person") who cannot do it for him/her self. First question, where will they file the receipt and copy of said certification? People who need personal organizers really need counselors, and that's not a bad thing. They just need to be asked a few crucial questions to ensure that their personal organizer does not have to return in 3 months time to do the same thing all over again. Please respond if you are willing to let me organize your crap (I use the term affectionately) without certification as I'm really good at it.
Other things I like to do and would love to get paid for:
Sitting around thinking up good ideas, reading, sleeping, eating...I could be a millionaire in no time!
Causes Katherine McWilliams Supports
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation jdrf.org Macula Vision Research Foundation mvrf.org Washington Office on Latin America wola.org/juarez