This was Diane Sawyer’s theme tonight. She did a story about a former police officer who after twenty years on the force is now a stand-up comedian. So if you haven’t heard me say this before I think that the only way to survive the current economic climate is to consider doing something different from what you did in the past.
For years people were telling me that I should teach. A few years ago a life coach that I was working with said that all of her assessments told her that I should be teaching. I thought she was nuts. I was working in the field that I had been trained for and pretty much the only thing I had done as an adult. It wasn’t teaching.
So what am I doing now, teaching at several different colleges as and adjunct instructor. Guess what, I love it!
So think about what you love or are good at and see if you can find a job doing that. You don’t want to do that other thing any more anyway!!
So on Tuesday Mom and I do the grocery shopping. She is still shopping at 95 with little help from me. It’s hasn’t been my favorite activity but I am warming to the task. I decided that with my new goal of getting organized that I would make Tuesday a food prep, kitchen cleaning day. Until further notice I will dedicate the bulk of my day doing prep work for meals for at least two days ( I teach on Wednesday evening). I planned the menu for the next few days, made a marinade for this evenings meat and made a Weight Watchers syrup for peaches for me. I also washed and bagged the produce and cooked veggies for several days. Did I mention that I was up at 7:30 am (good for me) and dusted the floors and furniture. Who knew that organizing could be so helpful.