What Would You Do?

I’m going  completely off topic but we said we were going to post a blog every day of November in honor of NaNoWriMo so I got post something.  I have to say we’ve been doing really well. With the exception of the one day that we sorta missed because technically one day we posted after midnight but I’m totally counting that since I doubt anyone noticed besides us.  Of course not now that I have pointed it out.  Anyway, I digress.  Recently my boss asked me, “What would I do if I was fired tomorrow?”  Which is kinda a scary question to asked by your boss.  Is she asking me because she’s going to fire me soon and wants to know I have plan? Am I being paranoid? After being assured that she wasn’t going to fire me, she was just curious.  She would probably go back school for culinary studies.  Not really surprising since I know she loves to cook.  Check out her blog.  Now for me, I have no idea.  I’m pretty sure if I were fired tomorrow, there would be a lot of panicking and a lot of crying.  It took me forever to find a job that paid enough for me to live off of here in New York.  The thought of having to go through that all over again is terrifying.  Would I move back to Iowa? Or move to Chicago?  It’s a lot closer to home then New York.  Maybe move in with Kate for a bit.  Go back to work for Barnes and Noble?  I have no idea what I would do.  She then asked,” what I would want to do?” If I could do anything, no matter how improbable, what would you do?  Hmm.. I would love to parlay this blog into a job?  Anyone want to pay to read and review books all day? When I was younger, I thought about a being a sportswriter. Why not start a sports blog or podcast?  I’ve been thinking about this question for about a week now and I still don’t know.  I guess I’m still going to have keep thinking.  What would you do if you were fired tomorrow?

2 thoughts on “What Would You Do?

  1. I’d go to school for aromatherapy and massage, I think. But, since right now I’m a contract worker and I’m technically unemployed at the end of the year, I think the real answer is: finish my dissertation and find another job


  2. I guess it’s really 2 questions

    1. What would I WANT to do? That’s easy. I’d love to make a living writing.

    2. What would I HAVE to do? Probably take any job I could get which probably means Barnes and Noble and keep looking for another administrative position that offers a similar salary to what I make now.

    I know there are some people who in hindsight say getting fired was the best thing to happen to them because they eventually wound up with a job / career they are much happier with and perhaps they wouldn’t have end it up with it if they hadn’t been forced to look. I just think it’s something that depends on your circumstances and whether or not your supporting a family. To me, it would be very frightening having to deal with the uncertainty but somehow I hope I might manage to persevere.


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