Thanks so much for sharing yourselves with me in my last post. As those of you who are living authentic lives, it's a good feeling, isn't it? I'm getting there, and I'm happier than I've ever been. For those of you aren't, particularly because of your jobs, trust me, I feel your pain. Viscerally. I've never spoken about my job before moving to Trinidad, but suffice to say that I was there, man -- hating everything about my job, and hating myself for putting up with it. My best advice: plan your escape. Seriously. Even if you can't quit now, because you need the job or benefits or whatever, plan how you can work yourself into a better position, better career, better life. I say this for two reasons: (1) Life's too short to be unhappy, and (2) sometimes the planning for the future is just what you need to make yourself feel better about dealing with the present. And know I wish you the very best.
As for me, I'm diligently working on my own authenticity -- at least as regards to my writing. It's time to start being more selective about what I write, and where I contribute, and I'm in the process of mapping out a plan (because, you know, you gotta have a plan). I'm sure I'll share it with you as it all unfolds. In the meantime, I'd love you to check out two things and tell me what you think:
- My latest article on DotMoms -- I'm not sure if I mentioned that I'm writing there? If not, well, I am -- not particularly often (Lord knows I'm busy writing elsewhere!), but I do occasionally contribute; and
- this. It's an idea I'm toying with, at least while I'm still in my 30-day-free trial period on Typepad. I'd love to hear your thoughts.