Monday, August 2, 2010

life at the crossroads

I've been enjoying my status as niche free blog - and trying my hand at some of this, some of that - a few giveaways, some reviews, and a little humor (okay, mostly humor...) but today - today we're all serious, all the time.  Or at least MOST of the time... 

 I'm FAR too old to be still having the question pop into my head "what do I want to be when I grow up?"
 There just seem to be so many paths...
Do I go straight?  Straight seems to be a decent option - only it might take me away from my family more than I'd hoped...  straight sounded logical and promising, but is starting to not make as much sense. Left might be good - but I'm just not sure if my body can handle a left turn in the long run...  it sounds like fun though.  There's always right - can you go wrong with right?  Right is risky, right might take a lot of work and may not pay off in the long run...

 So I've essentially set up shop here at the crossroads.  Poured myself a great big glass of lemonade and have been waiting it out.  For far too long.  The view is good... and I have a lot of fun with all the people who come through here (some stay longer than others, some don't even slow down to chat) but I'm afraid I've gotten too much sun - resulting in brain damage, because for some reason I think that eventually someone's going to come here and see me at the crossroads and not only realize my brilliance and limitless potential but I'm expecting them to put wheels on that chaise lounge of mine and then push me down the right path.
my biggest fear is that I will sink right into the ground I've been here so long. It sure SEEMS like it's harder to move my feet.

but look...  I'm not the only one - looks like these people were even worse about making decisions than I am! (is one of those an armchair?  seriously?) 
Maybe they all just sunk into the ground too?
So hey, all in fun - let's have a vote.  Hmmm... not really a VOTE vote, because I can't promise that I'll do much more with the results than have a good laugh and maybe blog about how I'm letting complete strangers decide my career path.  (Oh wait, yeah - that's probably been done... just now).

Yes, I AM fully aware that you have NO information to go on besides my wishy washy right, left, straight...  but hey - I've voted for Congressmen with exactly that much information about them!



(all images courtesy of Google - because none of my career paths have to do with photography)

16 comments:

T said...

and of course I don't mention the undeveloped roads sitting there waiting for me to create a new path. there could be all sorts of vermin hidden in that brush you know...

Living the Scream said...

Love the post. It is so hard to figure out stuff like that! I say try them all!

Megz said...

I've just been waiting for you to ask---design fun crafts in bulk for The Oriental Trading Co.
Your welcome.

Saimi said...

Yeah, sitting at the crossroads is safe, as long as you have sun lotion,

But life is short and soon the energy we once had is shriveled up and blown down the road we wished we took.

Might be fun to get out of that chair and try a new adventure...What do you have to lose!

Garden of Egan said...

You could start selling yourself to the lowest bidder. Sounds like that would be adventuresome.....or not.

Your niche? Hmmmm. Maybe platform shoes to sell to us vertically challenged people.
Maybe you could try and promote the anti snuggy that you wrapped Kristina in.
Maybe you could see that cozy on ebay since Kristina was in it and then buy her a ticket to visit the Hoff.

Or maybe..........you could be T.
I like her ya know.

Kristina P. said...

Tauna's comment cracked me up!

I say Hooters Girl.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Your niche?
Hmmm...
i agree with Tauna was it?
Just be T. i like T.
You make me laugh...
humor always gets me...i love to laugh...Just keep on keeping it on...
K?
And do NOT drop from the Twitter world whatever you do....
OK?
:)

MommyJ said...

Sitting still is SO fun sometimes. But if you feel like you must move, I suggest walking down the path to the left, backwards, while waving one hand over your head and the other to hold up a sign that says "Will work for Cookies."

It's what worked for me.

Barbaloot said...

Personally, I think being pushed along in a chaise lounge is the way to go. Hopefully that helps:)

Lisa said...

ALL THREE! Or straight. Or right. But not left. That's all I'm sayin'.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I say go with what your gut tells you to. Sometimes letting our pride or heart get in the way kinda makes it fuzzy for us. But your gut doesn't lie :)

Liz said...

So, did you google "woman falling dramatically into a man-eating mud hole" to get that pictue?

Sher said...

Two roads converged in a narrow wood, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and I (or you?) took the one less traveled on, and that made all the difference. (I'm great at poetry that someone else wrote and I never quite memorized -- apologies to those who love that poem and really know the words). The road less traveled sounds like you. Decide what you think is best and remember -- if you end up not liking that road, you can change. You're not ancient yet.

Holly said...

Hmmm... Is this one of those things that you have to choose which part of your body to pay attention to? Do you go with your mind, gut, or heart??? That IS a toughy!! Or whichever way the wind blows?

Just remember to "Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything".

I have faith in YOU! ;D

Annette Lyon said...

Left. Or right. About face?

Teachinfourth said...

I'm pretty sure you would make an excellent mortician. If you'd rather, though, you could always be one of those people that picks gum off of the bottom seats at the bus station… perks include all gum you can chew.

On the serious side, so most interesting people I know still don't know what they want to do when they "grow up."