Sunday, December 25, 2005

Hey, now, Bird, wouldn't you rather die Than walk this world when you're born to fly - Liberty

We have our roles at home, job, community. Sometimes it requires different personas. I've heard it said "Yes, but he's completely different at work". I say, get a new job. Because eventually, it will become part of you, like it or not. True, we can let our hair down in one, not so much another. There are parts of ourselves that no one ever sees. But I hope when you see me walking down the street, you know who you're looking at.


Blogger madbull said...

merry holidays helen ;)

9:43 PM  
Blogger web_loafer said...

Helen, Your post here caused me to think. How many people actually love the job they have? It probably is something like 2 out of 10?

I like my job, but when I park the truck at the yard, I become a mild mannered civilian driver. I leave the aggessive truck driving persona at the yard. After a little paper work I punch the timeclock and get in my 94 Yugo and drive home at 5 miles under the speed limit.


You don't believe that, I can tell.
Here's the real story.

I park the 18 wheeler and get into my Big Beautiful4 door Toyota Tundra, and rev the engine up. Love the sound of that dual overhead cam V-8. I must get the worst gas mileage you can get with this truck, for it is pedal to the metal all the way home. Wife says I'm going through my second childhood.

I say, "no" it is now about my fifth childhood.

After driving a slow to slower 18 wheeler for 400 miles.....the 10 mile drive home is fast and enjoyable.

Helen, hope you and yours have a wonderful 2006. Thanks for your visits to Sanity's Bluff, and


6:50 PM  
Anonymous Helen said...

Ah..........but it's not about what you drive or how you drive it. It's about what drives YOU! I can't say I love my job either. As you say Loafer, not many people do. But I do my best to stay true to myself, regardless of my setting.
More Peace............

7:20 PM  
Anonymous stranger said...

hey hon, just stopped by to say merry christmas! hope you have a great new year.

9:46 PM  
Blogger manzkee said...

Happy New Year Helen!

11:03 PM  
Blogger jane said...

You find the most original sayings & they fit so perfectly with what you write about. I've never heard of this particular saying before, but I love it.
That is a huge goal, to be the same 'person' regardless of where we're at. It's something I strive for & hope that I am.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Miriguy said...

Nice post.
Yeah, I think it's true.
And I am desperately looking for a new one now..
Sigh :-(

6:49 PM  
Blogger The Taorist said...

That is beautiful Helen.

Roles and personas have their uses. Even in the blogosphere, people put on masks and personas. Most say that they can be themselves in the internet more than they can ever be in real life.

How do we know we're being real now? It's such a big conundrum.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I work to live, I don't live to work. But I do enjoy what I do, and recognize that I am soo fortunate!

Ditto on the schnitzel, et al!

10:11 PM  
Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

so true. its nice to work on a job that you really like since it doesnt feel that you are working at all

7:30 AM  
Blogger Spyder said...

I love my job!!!! Just ask Helen....

8:42 PM  
Blogger '*\~>Chris?<~/*' said...

I absolutely love my job-like better than some parts of my life off-work-but I think I have the perfect job for a person like me and it took a while to find it-and a college degree. I found your site via blogexplosion and therefor have no idea what the url really is-but if you can email it to me i'll be back-you made me think a lot in this post-i am so different at work and out of work even though I like work-maybe I like it too much :)

3:35 AM  

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