"If money didn't matter, what would you do for work?"
I thought about this question for a while before actually getting to a real answer. Sure my first thought was to become a professional scuba diver because I love sea turtles but then I realized I hadn't completely thought that through being that I hate salt water and once I was stung by a jellyfish and that sucked bad enough that I'm not really even a fan of the ocean anymore due to that miserable experience, except on google earth of course. The reality is that no matter what you do there are going to be those not so perfect days and that means the truth is I would probably do exactly what I do right now, my dreams or goals and my hard work landed me where I am today, really the money just keeps the lights on and the fridge full but it can't fulfill that emptiness deep within, you have to pursue that yourself.
I'm sure you're wondering what it is that I do because I would only say something like that if money already didn't matter but that isn't the case. I have a single income home and a 10 year old and I work as a project manager for a telecommunications company but I "do" lots of things. I play pool and golf, I write, I volunteer, I care. I like to create things. Really the list goes on and on but my day job doesn't completely define what I do. I would keep doing what I'm doing because for one, I chose to do it in the first place. It challenges me and technology is always changing and evolving and it happens to be something that really interests me, so I would do it until I felt passionately enough about something else and then I would pursue that because what is the point of this amazingly crazy and wonderful life if we aren't going to live it the way we feel driven to lead it?
So I posted some of my recent status updates a while back and thought it was about time for round two.. These are the ones that made the cut.. Enjoy.
If you’re an astronaut, and you don’t end a relationship with “look, I just need space..” then your wasting everyone's time.
Cinderella is proof that losing a shoe can change your life.
I just broke my record for most days lived.
I’m looking up in the sky and I have no idea which cloud has all my data..
I thought my life would include more impromptu sing-a longs.
It's because I failed another Cosmo quiz, isn't it?
We all have our bridges. We are either crossing them, burning them or jumping off of them.
Today is one of those "everyone looks like a pinata" days and I'm holding a stick.
I pray for you because I don't know how to do an exorcism.
It's a challenge fitting all my spy equipment in my purse.
I challenge you to fill an ice bucket with bottles of wine and give it to me and leave.
If you are on a roll, you're probably not headed uphill.
I'm just going to put an "out of order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day.
I was going to take over the world but then I saw something shiny.
If I survive the today I would like my straight jacket to be orange and a bejeweled helmet.
I automatically start swinging my feet like a little kid when sitting in a chair that is too tall for me.
I am learning what my superpowers are not, one mishap at a time.
Why fall in love when you can fall into a volcano?
Sometimes when I open or close the door I like to make star trek noises..
Can you believe that people actually dueled? LOL men...
I'll take medically induced coma for 2000, Alex.
How many exes can we fit into one room?
I was okay being an independent single woman until I was asked for my emergency contact info. & in a panic the only thing that came to mind was 867-5309, that didn't work though because I didn't take into account that when that song came out you only had to dial 7 numbers.
More people would use gambling hotlines if every 10th caller was a winner.. Just saying..
Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel, and misinterpret what other people mean.
My biggest fear is waving back at someone who was waving at someone else.
Maybe serial killers are just normal people on a no carb diet.
Sometimes I feel like some of you don't even want me to be your future ex-wife.
If you want to hide something from me, put it on my voicemail.
If we are in a situation where I am the "voice of reason" we are in trouble.
Any war can be a cold war when one country sends a lengthy, thoughtful doctrine & the other country replies "k"
"Now watch me whip" No "Watch me nae nae" Absolutely not..
Sometimes I can't tell if Chandler is a lot like me or if I am a lot like a 9 year old.
Sometimes I just want to go where all the missing socks go.
Using my phone after I get the low battery warning is as close as I will ever come to disarming a bomb.
Once in a while, someone amazing comes along... And here I am..
I would feel a lot safer if the drive-thru ATM's with Braille were located on the passengers side.
In a previous life I was that bird that kept flying into windows..
My sister, Sherry Sarten was the president of the Thomas Martinez fan club and she would literally stand dead center in front of him during his shows and yell at him until he would sing 3am for her, He still does the song at every show and last night I captured a minute of it. It really means a lot to me to witness how he still honors her the way he does. Thomas, you will forever have a place in my heart, thank you.