Sunday, June 30, 2013

The search is on

From the beginning of the new century, employment has not been kind to me. One boss died and the company folded. Another company was lost to the venture capital demons. The next two jobs were cut when marketing and public relations were phased out. Now I work for Hallmark and am seeing this job, too, come to an end.

This morning at breakfast my sister and I were talking about what kind of online job I could pursue. I listed my likes and my skills. I believe that we should follow the gifts we are given. I'm just not sure what my gifts are and where to apply these mysterious gifts. I need to find a job that suits this 66 year old age.

Wanted: A person who loves people, loves to talk and writes random things. Someone who has time on her/his hands and no money in same's pocket. A hidden background of loving antiques and the ability to seek out hidden treasures is a plus. Must be proficient on the computer and able to work from home in her jammies. Anyone fitting this description should apply immediately.

But, lo, there are no such ads. Wasn't retirement supposed to be fun? I always wanted to travel and do a grandparent's coffee table book. Requirements: Great camera and a backer to pay my expenses. Seems that isn't going to happen either.

What other dreams do I have that could be realized? Standing at Hallmark is killing my knees and back. I love taking care of my grandbabies and granddaughters as much as possible. I consider it my exercise program. I thought about writing a book on how to help grandchildren be more creative and grandparents more interactive with those aforementioned children.

What to do? For we women who stayed home with our children, the later years in life are not easy when there is no spouse. I don't regret the decision to stay home. It was a good decision. Well, at the time it was. Now it rather sucks that there is a wall that the aforementioned women must face. Aforementioned seems to be my word for the day.

Well, if any of you have any ideas about my next job. Let me know. My search is on.

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