Thursday, May 04, 2006

Thursday Mish-Mash
I have been thinking lately of getting a job again and the thought scares me like the devil. You see, I have been an at-home mom now for around ten years and I love it. Who wouldn't? Well, some women might not like it, but anyway, I digress.

The last job I had was in the car leasing business and the one before that, a photography studio. I never was able to use my degree as it was TV and Film. By the time I graduated college, you see, everything was going digital and I was already obsolete. To be honest, I didn't really know what I wanted to be. I didn't have a "calling" in life. I've always been like that - a drifter.

Speaking of jobs, I've had a variety. I've worked in a library, a university video production office, Disney World (Haunted mansion and Great Movie Ride), Universal Studios (ET, Earthquake and Jaws rides), a couple of photography studios, etc... I was even a motel maid for a few weeks after I moved back to Florida. I can honestly tell ya'...that was an awful experience. I had planned on working for Disney again, but they turned me down as I had gained weight and, at that time, they didn't have costumes that went beyond a size 16 for women. I was an 18. I was humiliated by that supervisor. So, I left and eventually worked for Universal for a few years.

So what should I do now? Who knows.

I'm not going to be able to get my Masters degree for a long time. We just don't have the money right now. In the meantime, I'll just keep on typing away and using my imagination.

...and try to forget the ONE time I was actually fired from a job by a woman I thought was my friend and who had gone to my wedding and reception just months before and who accused me of doing a bad job when just weeks before had made me into a trainer and gave me good reviews...witch!
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Name: Dana
Location: Chicago, and if y'all call me a Yankee, I'll have to cyber-smack ya'!

I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

And this is my blog... Kudzu, funny family stories, poems, family ghosts, snakes, sun-kissed southern memories all inside! Plus some travel reviews, recipes and more! I also make handcrafted jewelry! Check out my jewelry blog - Colors of the Woods

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