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. 😉