So, what do you do?


We’ve all been on the receiving end of this question at one time or another in our lives. We’ve all asked it at some point. You’re in a social gathering, you’re introduced to someone, the question inevitably falls out of someone’s mouth.

“So, what do you do?”

I got this question the other day. What goes through my head? Well, I do a lot, I just don’t get paid for it. What falls out of my mouth? Something equally as awkward. “I look for a job.” At least I smiled when I said it, right? I can’t really blame her for the uncomfortable look she had on her face. I really could have phrased my answer differently. I’m sure there are thousands of things I could have said in response to her question. “I’m a content manager. Know anyone who’s hiring?”  That would have been better.

It’s just that whole “so-what-do-you-do” question that takes me off guard. For so long I had my self-identification wrapped up in my job. Now, when I hear that question I still freeze in response because I no longer have my answer. Logically speaking, I know I’m much more than any job I’ve ever held or will ever hold; however, it seems there is still a part of me that doesn’t believe it yet.

Tonight’s blog is more for me than for everyone else. I’m making a list of what I do. Maybe if I put it in writing, my inner McFly will STFU. 😉

So, what do you do?

  • I make custom, blended oils.
  • I handle the social media marketing for my husband’s business
  • I’m learning HTML5 and CSS
  • I can do basic code changes on existing websites
  • I dabble in photography
  • I’m still learning all the cool stuff you can do with PhotoShop
  • I learn and I grow
  • I’m a mother of the greatest teenage boy, ever
  • I’m the wife of the best husband on earth

I could go on, but I think this is enough. I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, and I don’t want you all to get bored. Oh, ok, I’ll add one more:

  • I’m a modest writer. 😉

Goodnight, world.

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