The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.
– Russell Baker
For years I have struggled with what I should do for a career. I have tried the corporate world, didn’t like it because most of the time I felt that people weren’t working; meetings about work, peptalks regarding work, appointments set to discuss work but we never worked. It seemed like the companies I worked for talked about working more than they actually worked. This was hard for me because I grew up in the restaurant business where I physically worked everyday. Then I tried to leave the restaurant business but it kept sucking me in. I left for a couple of years to pursue a degree in computers and then met my husband whose dream it was to run/own a restaurant so for the last eight years we have worked this dream. Through all of this I have pursued writing with all my work experiences adding to the picture.
Today, write about the work that has molded your writing. What was the best job you ever had? What was the worst? Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag