This year, Passover and Easter fall at the same time. It is a time of renewal. A time of contemplation and reflection. We can look back and be nostalgic, or we can look forward and plan. Many of us would like to look forward, but have the problem of knowing what we are going to do. Some have had a career and are looking for a second one, others are looking for their first career.
For example, Allan used to work and then he retired. Now, as far as I am concerned, he's a photographer. One day, they will be sending him checks for his work.
Yesterday, Matt wrote a story about his career temping in Baltimore until he found his true career in writing. By the way, I believe it was Crankster that first explained Matt to me. He said something like, "Think about James Joyce." That was enough for me. I'm going to have to make a pilgrimage to Virginia sometime soon to meet the Crankster, but that's a different story.
In the meantime, so many people are having so much trouble finding a career that they'd like to be doing. Work is important. We spend the majority of our lives doing it, we identify with it, we take pride in our accomplishments, our contribution to the society in which we live. So many of us have succeeded so well at what we have done with our lives that I ask the following questions, and give the weekend for you to answer. Please take the time to contribute.
The question is: How did you decide what you wanted to do for a living? And how did you get into it?