St. Paddy’s Day was fine. I almost got through it without diving into sadness. But, alas, a great friend of mine reminded me that I mourn because I care(d). It did make me feel better after.
But life moves on.
I’ve been given a choice in my career, which is astounding. I’m so unbelievably privileged for so much in my current career. I do have to credit a woman that re-did my resume for me on Fiverr. I’m going to have to re-write my review for her, send her a thank you note, maybe write a testimonial. Just days after I updated my resume, I was contacted by the World’s Sweetest Recruiter (TM), who got me my start where I am now. My job changed almost immediately after I started; I was hired as a Tech Writer, and warned that the Learning Development team was going through changes.
I became a Tech Writer with responsibilities in instructional design, course development, course design, and by accident just because a coworker heard me speaking one day, voice acting, audio engineering, and video editing. It was the most incredible, welcome whiplash I’ve ever had. I only had experience in editing, but I’m always game to learn something new.
It’s been two years, and my responsibilities are being spread around. More work. Less time. Less budget.
I have to make a decision on what I like doing best, and what I’d like to drop.
Trouble is, I do like all of it, and I would miss giving something away completely, though I can’t sustain this course of action. What parts of my job are my favorite? Or rather, which parts of my job will help me build my lifelong dream career?
I’ve been asked this question a few times the last few weeks. I’m trying to keep my opportunities open. “Give [myself] the opportunity for choice” as an old manager once said. But I have to choose at some point.
Is there a job out there where I could just dedicate myself to working with plot lines? One of my favorite things in the WORLD to do is to read a story, analyze the plot, setting, characters, and give tips to improve them. I don’t quite care as much for grammar or anything like that.
But I don’t know if that’s a job. Hm.
Someone @ me if that’s a job that exists, haha.