So, I want a new blog title, and the current one, which I started using last week, isn’t doing it for me either. If anyone has a new title for me, or really likes “where to begin?” – let me know. I am open to suggestions, inspiration, prophecy.
My brain has been working overtime in the last week trying to make some plans for the next few months. The travel bug has totally taken over my thoughts since I finished a great book strangely titled Foreign Babes in Beijing. It’s actually the story of a young American woman’s life in Beijing in the ’90s and nothing has made me miss China more than this book. It’s very insightful, funny, and well-written, and she shares a lot of things that embody why I love Beijing so much.
Anyway, with the frustration at my job I’ve really been thinking about trying to do something else, and maybe I should give writing a shot. I’m young and have few things to tie me down, I should at least give it a try, right? So I’m thinking to go to China for a week or two, use up my vacation, take some time to think, write, get inspired maybe. When I come back I’ll think of what I might write about, think about how that’s going to work, take a class, read some books, give it a go. All this sounds just slightly less like crazy talk than it did yesterday, but that’s still a great distance from sanity.
Then I started thinking about what I might do to make a little money while I try out this writing thing. And I have to say, the thought of having a job with little or no responsibility makes my heart race with excitement. I can think of so many things that I would love (and be great at) part time. I could waitress, I could be a shift supervisor at Qdoba, I could work in retail, I could work at the post office for God’s sake. It’s amazing! I know I sound insane, but the parts of my job that make me feel like “the man” (see Restless below, from 9/21) really make me want to be an employee, or just stop working for a corporation altogether, but being an employee is much more realistic. Of course, I am an employee now, but I also have employees, and that’s the part that’s stealing my soul.
So, we’ll see what happens, but I have the feeling that if I do a little traveling, take some classes, give it a shot, I will never regret it. Worst case scenario I’m a total failure and I look for a new job in the restaurant or some other industry after a while. What is there to lose? I know I can’t think of anything, can anyone else? Fermin would love to see a less stressed-out version of myself, and he’s even offered to pay my part of the bills would I want to go to China for a month or two. I actually just want to go for two weeks, and still figure out a way to go to Mexico, but we’ll figure that out later.
So, ideas and ideas, anyone have any for me to rename my blog?
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