Friday, September 18, 2009
What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up
Since retiring from the City of Mesa, I have often wondered if I missed the boat. I started working there fresh out of high school, and to be honest I never thought of it as my career. It was just a job to earn money to spend. Well as it happened, 30 years passed by and I was still working there. I first started as a cashier taking utility payments, moved to become a public works assistant, which was just a glorified name for a phone center person. I ended up supervising, which was no fun at all, and then ended as a plans examiner. Now that I am retired I wonder if I should go back to school and study..............what? Let's face it, I am entering the twilight years if you figure that 40 is middle age. I still don't really know what I am interested in, and can you teach a slightly older than middle aged dog new tricks? Maybe I should think about going to cooking school and learn to make all the delicious foods out there. My sister in laws can make a 7 course dinner out of scraps laying around their refrigerator. Or maybe become a computer programmer. However, I don't think pounding on the keyboard and yelling at the PC counts as programming it. Maybe I should just relish in the thought that I am retired, which I do everyday, buy I really need to appreciate that I have done my time. I guess I am feeling a tad guilty cause I am not working. Well I know what will make this feeling pass, I am off to eat the M & M's I have stashed away. Hope you all figure out what you want to be when you grow up!