Recently I have been thinking about something different to write about other than food and wine.  This brought me to Thursday Thoughts, which I did last week for the first time and quite enjoyed writing about something fun but different.

I have been through this many times where I feel I am having a bit of an identity crisis.  This comes from an ongoing conversation I have with one of my friend’s in England.

So, the crux of it is… my friend said I am a “career woman.”  I beg to differ, I really do.  I am a woman of a certain age who fell flat on her face, big time, hurts a little bit actually, into a career/job.  That said – is my job really a career?  I don’t think so, I really really don’t.  It’s a job, well its three or four jobs actually rolled into one that I barely skim the surface of but work incredibly hard at.  Is that really a career?

I truly think that because I am a woman of a certain age who is not married and does not have children that I need some other label and because I work at a very busy job I must be a career woman.

So, it has got me thinking.  I think I am now known, sadly, as someone who works too much, has no time to even return a friend’s phone call, and remembers to call her family at 7pm at night when it is 12am in England – far too late.  I don’t like that identity either.  What do I want my identity to be?  A princess, an astronaut, a fireman, a doctor – probably all too late for that?  A working woman with a fun passion for writing a little blog with great friends, a good social life and a family who loves her.  A long identity but I like it.

What are your thoughts?

Tracey