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?