What if I wanted a completely new career? What if I quit my job and did something new? Maybe go back to school. Maybe work for a small start up. Maybe start my own business (like I have wanted to do in the past, but never had the nerve to follow through with)
I am young enough where I can still do whatever I want, but old enough where this is about the last chance I have to drop everything and do what makes me happy. I’m ready to make the move.
Maybe I could go to work for Dunder Mifflin. I’d be a great paper salesman.
I have wanted to start my own tour guide company for a while. I like history. I like walking. I like talking to people. I like keeping people from straggling. I like cash business.
Or……..I can finally open O’Goodnow’s Pub. That might be a couple years away. But one day I will be the proud owner of an Irish Pub……with an English name.
I could enroll at the University of Phoenix. Maybe Kaplan University. Perhaps a little Devry Tech…
How about I join a union. Those work out for people. Look at the United Auto Workers. They made out like bandits for a generation while crippling an entire industry, state (Michigan’s unemployment is nearly 20%), and 3 of the largest US corporations.
I could become a teacher. I have a lot of patience. Love kids. Would enjoy working in Harlem.
Maybe bartend again. Cause staying up until 5:30 in the morning, waking up at noon, eating bar food, and drinking at work would be healthy. Not to mention dealing with drunks. Well, I like fucking with people so dealing with drunks is fine with me.
I could write a blog for a living…………
This is what happens on Day 42 of sobriety. You start thinking about life and what you are doing with it (or lack thereof)