Saturday, June 18, 2011


I'm losing hope in this "let's start a countdown and Baby will decide to appear on her own" idea, I'll be honest.

Could happen, I know. But I'm not as confident as I was.

Anyhow, I digress.

Yesterday was my last day of work. And, really, while I strongly believe it was the right time, I'm a little nervous. I like my job. A lot. And I am used to checking emails and websites a little bit every day, even if I'm not at the office.

So today's list, I guess, is in that vein.

The top four reasons I like my profession (reporting):

- I get stir-crazy. I could never have a job where I am tied to the computer all day long. And, yes, while there are certainly days that I don't leave the office, those are (or, at least, should be) the exception, not the rule.

- I get bored easily. So when I am tired of covering council meetings and city beat kind of stuff, I can delve into a topic that sounds more interesting. I once took a week off my typical "beat" in the Cities to tour and visit disc golf courses. Fun times.

- The people. You meet so many interesting people and learn their stories. For the same reason that I probably tend to listen to country music and musicals: I like stories. I like hearing about how, why things happen as they do, what drives people to make the decisions they do.

- The flexibile schedules. This is kind of a lame answer, but it is also very true. I love that I can't take off 30 minutes for a doctor's appointment or and hour over every lunch break for a walk. I love that when Lola (and Amelia) get older, I can take off in the middle of the afternoon to see a school program or visit a classroom.


Four days. I'm starting to think, more and more, that I just might be making it 'til Wednesday's induction after all.


- Bethany :)

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