The second inquiry is usually "What do you do?"
"Hmmmm" I almost always ask myself "Is this a trick question?" "Do they really want to know what I do? How I choose or like to spend my time or do they want to know what it is that I do to pay the bills?"
A wise woman (my dear sister Susan) once told me that when she was working as a legal secretary & was asked what she does. She chose to answer by replying "I am a writer."
Until that conversation with Susan .....it had never really occurred to me to tell people when they inquired as to "What it is that I do" the real truth.
The real truth is.....I do a lot! So much that I can hardly keep up with myself! As the case with the majority of the women I know!
The truth is.....I am an artist! Always have been....always will be!
Although I have spent countless nights slinging drinks in an effort to pay the bills I am much more than a bartender!
I think a lot of us can benefit from Susan's logic.
We need to put that energy out there! Susan did it & it worked.
I am now happy to announce that Susan is now able to pay the bills by doing so....she is now a full time writer!
Long gone are the days of Susan spending her time at what she considered to be a dead end job.
WTG Susan! Many well deserved pats on the back!
So...... No Karyn (dear cousin of mine) You are not just a "Bartender"
Bartending is just something you are doing temporarily to pay the bills! It does not define you.
It is not the only reason you were put on this planet....& when I think of you...as I often do....you should know....that bartending rarely enters my thoughts.
On a second note, typically what comes to mind....is a beautiful creature, mother, inspirational woman, who is determine to pay the bills in a manner that reflects who you really are....an artist.
You should know that you have always inspired me to do the things I love. Thank you it means more to me than you could ever imagine :)
THIS ARTICLE GOES OUT TO ALL THE HARD WORKING, SELFLESS WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN. THE WOMEN WHO FIND A WAY TO KEEP THE DREAMS ALIVE....EVEN IF THEY ARE TEMPORARILY POSING AS SOMEONE ELSE TO
"Pay the bills."
You are what is in your heart