From Lelly - i think october is a great month to spend some time with yourself. i know many of us are already hyperventilating about the rush from All Hallow's Eve through New Year's Eve. this is the perfect opportunity to get yourself mentally, physically and spiritually prepared for the upcoming holiday *madness.*
this month, we will consult our 100 lists. it's quite simple, really. on the 7th of the month (TOMORROW) post an spt about item #7 on your list. on the 14th of the month, post an spt about item #14. and so on. and so on.
Number 7 on my list:
I haven't had a job in over 9 years.
I guess it would have been better to say I haven't been employed outside the home in over 9 years.
When I was done with high school I left for college and it didn't take me too long to figure out that spending 4 more years in school wasn't the thing for me. I knew what I wanted to do and I knew, at that time, a 4-year degree wasn't going to be any help. So I dropped out of college and got my certificate to be a travel agent. My career started less than stellar. In fact I was fired from my second job because I didn't know what I was doing. When I started my third job I had a boss that realized my strengths and help me get a different job that was more in line with my skills and I became a corporate travel agent. I finally ended up working at Carlson-Wagonlit Travel as a senior corporate travel consultant. I was handling travel for NBC and other GE top executives. I loved what I was doing and was pretty good at it. After Big J was born I worked part time for awhile and cried every time I had to leave him to go to work. Then after I got pregnant with Einstein I knew that there was a much more important job for me to be doing and I became a stay-at-home Mom and have been blessed to be able to be home with my kids since then.