Have you ever done something that was engaging, intellectually stimulating, and deliciously fulfilling, and then afterwards been sorry you did it because your brain hurt and talking took too much effort? Welcome to my Thursday!
I spent about three hours setting up my company’s blog today (you can check it out here and be the blog’s very first visitors!!) and it was exhilarating but ultimately exhausting. I had grandiose plans to make a delightful pasta with chicken, asparagus, and a lovely gorgonzola cream sauce but I doubt I can properly boil water at this point.
The good thing, the cherry on this deflated sundae as it were, is that I’m really happy. Someone asked me yesterday what I would do for a living if I could do anything and I said I’d do exactly what I’m doing now. I had no idea when I started blogging that I’d love it so much and it almost doesn’t seem real that I’m doing it for a living.
You see, when I was in college I studied psychology in the hopes of becoming a therapist. When I fainted from the shock of seeing how much it would cost to attain my Master’s, I decided to be happy with just my Bachelor’s.
After graduation, I went into Human Resources because I thought I could help people and I thought I’d be good at it. I was good at it, but I really detested the company I was working for so I started looking for a new job.
The first (and only, incidentally) job I applied for was the one at Qvisory doing content management part-time and I loved it (and still do!). After I quit my HR job, I found my other part-time job at Bottle Your Brand and am now having the time of my life setting up their blog.
How one goes from wanting to be a therapist to revelling in the newest widget offerings from WordPress I have not the slightest idea. All I can say is that I’m happy and that I’ve found my niche for awhile. I think it needs to be said that I am officially a nerd, though. When you get your kicks from setting up blogs, fiddling with HTML, and strategizing SEO, there’s really no denying that you’ve forfeited any claim you may have laid to cool points.
Seeing as how I had so very few to begin with, I’m not mourning the loss much.