Got quite a bit done at work today. I don't really get into what I do here on the blog. For one thing, it would identify me a little bit more than I am comfortable with. For another, I figure most of you who read this don't give a flying flip about what I do for a living. You just want me to keep writing, writing, writing.
So, I write.
I have said it here before, several months ago, but it bears repeating. Life sure does have a more rosy outlook when you have a job you like. I have had a job or two in my life that I didn't like at all. The kind of job where getting out of bed will be the most challenging thing I'd do all day long. The kind where I'd be a little ashamed about what I was doing and would dress it up to make it appear to be more glamourous and interesting than it really was.
I am not saving the rainforest with this job or finding a cure for spastic colon or anything like that. I am just saying that what I do is in my field of endeavour and I have to constantly stretch myself to learn new stuff.
18 months ago I had only held a BlackBerry once in my life and never dreamed I'd actually have one. Now, I am on my second one and spend time researching the new models that will be out by the holidays, when I can order my third. And a bluetooth headset? What does that mean? And "pairing" such a headset with a BB? What does that mean? Why would someone want to do that? Today, try to wrest that BB and headset from my grasp and you'll have a fight on your hands. I take it to bed with me. I respond to e-mails at 11pm while I am struggling to get to sleep. And I love it.
Hope you like your job as much as I like mine!
Bev............What you have just written about your work, pleases me greatly. Being so positive and "up" on a daily basis is not only good for you mentally and emotionally, but definitely physically.
Thanks, George. Which job did you prefer? As a history teacher, or at the library?
Initially, teacher........but as society changed, it took its toll on me in many ways. When I retired and when I began to work at the library, it was a breath of fresh air.........much of that due to the fact that I was still helping others but also I was working with a fantastic group of people. In my early days of teaching and later in the library, going to work each day was a joy.
And, do you prefer life in Montreal or in Wolfville? I know your family is in Montreal, and you spent all those years teaching there. However, you attended Acadia back in the day and worked at the library for... how many years?
Wolfville is still a lovely town. I drive through there as often as I can. Seem like I attended Acadia 100 years ago, though. An entire lifetime ago.
Would take Wolfville any day !!!
Was at the library for 12 years.
Do keep in touch, George. Always a pleasure to hear from you.
I hope you enjoy reading the blog, even the silly posts about my cat.
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