May 12, 2013

It's Mother's Day and I'm whining about my job...

I'm sure if you have been reading my blog you know that I am an Accountant. I always tell people that what I do for a living doesn't define me, but somehow I always get the feeling that people don't understand what I mean by that. Let me explain it a little better...

Have you ever notice when you meet someone for the first time the second question out of their mouth is, "What do you do (for a living)?" I don't know why it urks me so much that people ask that. Maybe it is because I know that they are trying to put me into some pre-defined mold that they have in their head as to what an Accountant represents to them. All I know is that it bugs me and sometimes when that question is thrown out there I can feel my insides cringe.

The thing is, I don't mind the path that I have chosen. It allows me to support my family. Lord knows, I'm lucky that I even have a job.  I am just mentioning that I wish it wouldn't be the second question people ask (the first being "What's your name?"). I much rather prefer that they ask me what I like, because what I like is really what I think defines who I am.

I could sit here and say that if I didn't have a child I would  start a new career in fitness, but the truth is I probably wouldn't because of my mortgage. I truly believe I missed my calling in life. I would have loved to be something to the effect of a life coach. If I could, I would love to inspire someone struggling with their weight to see that  anything is possible, that the sky is the limit and all it takes to achieve ones goals is hard work. I wish I could be that person that could educate even slightly overweight people on the dangers of carrying around too much weight. I don't even know if that's what a life coach does. Maybe that's called something else. All I know is that I would love to be that person.

However, I'm not. But my blog is a good outlet for all my fitness babble. I love my blog because it allows me to have a little slice of that 'Life Coach' dream.
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Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day ladies! 

Being a mom is the one job that I don't mind!