I suppose it would be useful to tell you all sorts of fantastical interesting things about myself so you feel compelled to subscribe and keep reading… well here it goes.
I realised a few years ago that I had spent a lot of time (AKA my life to that date) trying to help other people, at work, friends, relationships, family, charity work and I did feel fulfilled by this, but I also realised I wasn’t doing anything for myself. I was in a boring ass job just working so I had a paycheck, this was not the life for me. My grandfather always told me, “find something that you love, that makes your soul sing and find a way to make money doing it”, I love music, I love writing, I love singing, I love books, I love being creative and expressing myself openly. So I quit my job… found one that was 4 days a week (still not doing what I wanted to do, but would work well as a stepping stone), enrolled in Uni and broke up with the needy (and as it turned out cheating) boyfriend that was happy to take, but never give. A year later I was working for an academic library (the one I had dreamed of since I was a girl) and well on my way to becoming a full-fledged libarian – I had also met the man of my dreams and here we are a couple of years down the track married, building a house and trying for a baby! I still help others, but I think it’s important to remember that you also have to help yourself from time to time.
As of the beginning of 2015 I have my first permanent position at a Public Library (the one I grew up studying in!). I am stoked to be able to work and support the community I grew up in. I am so passionate about working in Libraries… it makes my soul happy. Even as I sit here right now looking at an endless list of reference titles contemplating weeding (it must be done)… I am still happy… yes I may be weird 🙂
I have always adored writing my thoughts down, whether they be opinions, stories, a verse or two of a song or poem, whatever… it just makes me happy. It’s my escape from the world, my selfish haven – we all have one don’t deny it!!!
I started ditch the bun because I had something to say about being labelled… will I stick to stereotypes? …pfft doubtful, my brain jumps around too much to focus on writing one topic for long. Am I an untrained, unfocused writer…. YES! But I am a happy one 😀