my life isn't over just because I don't work in an architecture firm anymore
Back to that dreaded question of what do you do. It's awkward answering that question when you don't have a job. It usually ends with feeling the need to explain yourself, and that's never fun. No one should ever have to prove themselves worthy of acceptance or love. Those things are to be given freely no matter what kind of job a person does, or doesn't have. A job title alone doesn't tell anyone who you are, it just shows what you do for a living.
We can learn a great deal about acceptance by sitting down and talking with someone who's taking a different path in life. What's right for one person may not be right for another. We all make different choices in life. To each his/her own.
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To answer Jenni's prompt today, I'm answering with a list of some choices I make in life...
- - I love my husband.
- - My family and friends are often on my mind & in my thoughts.
- - I give money to homeless people. Who cares what they need it for. They clearly need some love.
- - Gossip has no place in my life. It's plain mean
- - I put a great amount of care into most everything I do. I don't like to half-ass anything.
- - When people tell me their difficulties in life, I do my best to listen without judging.
- - I hand write thank you notes when people do nice things for me.
- - I look for beauty in the world and enjoy sharing it.
- - Sometimes I even make beautiful things.
- - Laughter is good for you, so I try and take time to laugh about things.
I love getting to know someone before bringing up what they do for a living. People have so much more to offer the world than just their job. One of my favorite questions to ask someone I just met is where are you from? Obviously your hometown doesn't tell everything, but it gets the ball rolling in terms of getting to know some one's background and life. Everyone has a story, and one little piece of that story, for instance a job title, doesn't tell the whole picture. I'd hope one could look past my job status and really get to know me.