By Susan Knight
I have some of my best ideas while I’m in the shower. I think of 10 things to write about for this post. When I sit down to write, magically, they are gone from my memory, like a dream that flashes and fades.
Some of my better thoughts happen while I’m driving. I tell myself I know I will think of them again because they are too good to forget. When I sit down to write, tragically, they cannot be found.
Luckily, when I’m at work, I can send myself an email with thoughts I have during payroll deadline or calendar scheduling. My right brain makes leaps and bounds into the territory of my left brain at random times at work. I let it come, if I’m not in a meeting taking minutes and have to concentrate.
This post is something I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile and I’m not sure how to iterate it.
At the end of the year, or during the Academy Awards, there is always a memorial section to fete those who have crossed through the veil. I think to myself, what would they have done differently if they knew they were going to die this year?
I ask myself that question, too, but it seems futile to think about. I have to work to support myself. I can’t not work.
We were born to work. Adam and Eve were given instructions to labor. I’m not afraid to figuratively sweat and I’m good at what I do at the office. But my job makes me totally reside in my left-brain. It’s completely different from when I was a reporter and spent my whole day and night in my right mind (s.m.i.l.e.y.), with brief forays into research, which I later applied to writing. I admit, I do miss that feeling. It takes me hours to be able to sit down to write in the evening, and then it’s time to go to bed.
(FYI, newspaper reporting would not support me now, nor would my teaching Community Ed as I did part-time before I moved to Utah. My job as an office coordinator is just enough to pay my bills, and I’m thankful to have it.)
I came across a poll at AdminProToday and thought I would put it out there.
What would you do if you won, or were given, or inherited enough money to stop working?
Would you quit your job entirely (assuming, like me, you work for a living)?
Would you quit your current job and do something else entirely?
Would you quit working for pay and volunteer your time?
Would you stay status quo?
What do you think?