Do What You Love and Love What You Do


It's been over 3 months home on furlough due to Covid and I have to admit some days I struggle with it more than other days.  I am not sure it is being stuck in the house or the unknown of where my employment is.  I have worked my entire adult life which is 23+ years and feel so inadequate when sitting at home.  It could be because I have no children left living at home and all my time is my own, but what mom doesn't want that at some point?  I have to admit it is this mom.

When I talk to my friends and explain my feeling of being displaced they always try to encourage me to take this time and decide if I want to stay in the same job or if maybe right now is the best time to find something I really love to do.  It is said that if you love what you do going to work will never feel like a job.  I talked to E about a week ago and he said in his downtime he is writing a story.  I know this is something he gets from me because I love to write almost as much as I love to read.  So, I took a page from him and decided to write a short story... maybe even a novel that I can self publish while I am waiting to go back to work. 

So far I have an idea for the title, but not sure it will be the one I stick with.  My story will follow my main character, Julie, from the age of 10 at which point she has more memories of her childhood and the experiences she has with a mother that is emotionally closed off and a father that frequents a jail cell.  Julie's story will discuss her dreams as they become truths and her nightmares a foreshadowing of what is yet to come.  Would you read this kind of book or short story? 

I started writing and it feels good.  I write for the blog, but as a teenager, I loved to write stories about the things that run through my mind.  I joke sometimes that my dreams could make an interesting movie should I ever remember them in full detail.  My therapist tells me I should write down what I remember and for the last few days, I am remembering more and more.  I am going to try my hand at it because I need something to do and I can only do (and afford) so many home renovation projects before I annoy my husband.

Are you looking to change careers? 
Back at work?
What are you doing to keep busy? 



   

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