Career Choices


Geek Girl Thumbnail What would you do if you had your choice of careers? Many people have asked that very question. The answers vary widely of course. For me I would choose to write. I am not sure if I have it in me to produce books, but I certainly can produce blogs. As long as I am writing I would be in heaven.

I had surgery this past week. It was done at a surgical center as an outpatient. I had arthroscopic surgery done on my left shoulder. No large scar, just 3 small holes that will leave 3 very tiny little scars. What I have noticed is that recovering from all the drugs is far worse than recovering from the surgery itself. Now I do understand that the drugs are absolutely necessary, but the side effects… everything from fuzzy brain to constipation. I am currently working on flushing them from my system through lots of fluids, Vitamin C, and massaging my muscles. It’s all very tiring. I am surprised at just how tiring it all is.

Through it all I have been keeping up with my blog by posting things I have worked on well ahead of time. Although it is work it is something I thrive on. If I could work on my blog full time, that is how I would choose to spend my time. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure. So even though it has been a difficult week, I still loved every minute of it.

I can remember as a small child sitting down at my desk with my pad of paper. All I wanted to do then was to write. Unfortunately writing was not encouraged in any way in my household so it fell away, replaced by real world cares.

Much later in my life I began writing again as a form of therapy. It was so liberating to write again. I did not even need to see the paper, I could write in the dark. Seriously… Once again writing took a back seat to getting and keeping a job that would pay the bills. I did not need to be happy. I just needed to have that regular paycheck.

What I found was that my soul was withering away in the absence of writing. I still needed the day job, but writing had to come back to save my soul. I began a blog on ‘Blogger’ without a clue as to what I was doing. It only mattered that I was writing again.

So here we are present day and I continue to write through blogging on Geek Girl USA. It seems the perfect marriage. My passion for writing and my love of tech coming together as one.

Why do you blog? Are you a full time blogger? Are you writing your own blog, or writing for someone else’s blog? I would love to hear your stories.

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  1. Dan Meyers says:

    Good luck recovering from surgery… I agree with you on the painkillers… they leave you in a fog! I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I'll take my passion full time. I love working with people and helping them with money and other challenges… so I feel like my blog is at least going in the right direction.

  2. Jo-Anne says:

    Now this reminded me of when I had my gall bladder out the painkillers made me sick because they over dosed me and it wasn't till I got home that I started to feel better bloody idiot nurses not all nurses most nurses are awesome but there was this one who was an idiot I am sure she didn't read my chart or listened whe I said I felt sick and shaking and aweful…………lol

    Now to writing, I love to write just like you do now what I write may not be funny or informative but hell it is me I do ramble a lot my fingers often just fly over the keyboard and what comes out isn't anything I have given much thought to………….

    • Geek Girl says:

      My view is that if you love to write it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of it, just write. The important thing is to be yourself. You are special just the way you are. :)Sent from my iPad

  3. findingourwaynow says:

    Although the surgery may have been necessary, I am so with you when it comes to the drugs and recovery. There has got to be an easier way… Just a thought.

    Making career choices that are not in concert with your passion when the need to support yourself and your family is predominant is so very hard. Finding a balance is not easy but so worth the effort. Life, family and work flow better when you can find that balance. it make me happy that you have found that my friend.

  4. Adrienne says:

    I had a similar experience with writing. When I was in grade school we always had creative writing in our English classes and I really enjoyed it. I got a degree in journalism, couldn't find the job I was hoping for and settled with a gig as a receptionist.

    After nine and a half years at the same company (now I was an Admin. Assistant) and with the small outlet of writing film reviews, I finally left to do something, anything, creative full time. That hasn't quite happened yet, but I have managed to get freelance work and blog. And, I'm six years into a career as a published author. I am proud of myself for that!

    I'm reading a great book about writing and creativity right now, If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland. You should pick it up if you ever need encouragement.

    Good luck with your recovery! If your muscles need relaxing, I suggest a hot tub with massaging jets. I was in one yesterday for the first time and enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

    • Geek Girl says:

      Thank you for sharing your story. And congratulations on being a published author! I will take your advice and pick up that book. I appreciate the recommendation. As soon as I am cleared for getting my incisions wet I will take that massaging bath. Right now I have to use cling film and shower so they stay dry. Thanks very much for your comments! 🙂

  5. projectwhitespace says:

    Hi Cheryl, I hope you recover wholly and quickly. Though, I must say, I would love to do the same (write) if I were recovering.
    To answer your question, I blog because I like to write and connect with other people. In fact, I also wish I could blog full time. How can we make that happen? 🙂 I think you and I are of the same mind here. Blogging makes me so happy . . . and then I go to work. I'm feeling it hard right now. Gotta go. (Work). (Although I'm glad to have a job).

    • Geek Girl says:

      Last week was difficult. This week is getting a little easier with each passing day. I agree with you that you and I are of the same mind when it comes to writing and blogging. You and I both thrive on it. Now if we could put our heads together and make our passion full time, well it would be heaven now wouldn't it? Yes. I too am glad to have a job. No doubt about it.

  6. namirusso says:

    Ouch! Shoulder surgery has got to be painful. I had my knee done over ten years ago and I remember…recovery was Hell. I take it you have to go for P.T., too? Get well soon, and if anything, hope it gives you the time to do more writing.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yes. PT is next on the road to recovery. I am doing well. It has given me extra time for writing which I am grateful for. I hope your knee turned out well too.