Sunday, June 15, 2008

Why am I here?


The other day, for no reason other than fate, I was drawn to my bookshelf to one book: Straight up and Dirty by Stephanie Klein, a memoir about her pre and post divorce life and finding herself. I had purchased it two years ago while working in a salon run by a very Hitleresque Russian woman. Not very coincidentally, Sex and the City the movie had also just come out, reminding me of my dream job in journalism. I started to read the book and really got into it.

I love stories about overcoming and learning about one's self. There is this whole phoenix rising thing I do, hence the unconventionalist. Anyway, I really felt something for the author and her voice throughout, so I decided to ask her for advice. Very surprisingly to me, she extended a reply basically telling me to follow my heart in writing. I subscribed to her website and got introduced to the world of blogging. I also found out that she was touring for her second memoir and would be in the nearby city!

Although I was quite sick and without a voice, I trucked it to see her. I brought my copy and had it signed: Sara, Follow your Passions! -Stephanie Klein. It didn't take much convincing on my part that this all happened for a reason.

Currently I work in a chiropractic office as a receptionist and assistant. Yes, I left the Nazi salon for greener pastures. Anyway, chiropractic has helped me through a number of challenges: allergies, depression, stomach issues, better breathing and posture, and increased immunity etc. I seriously began to consider it a possible career for me, but as I've been in the business for nine months, it seems very monotonous and demanding. Not to sound selfish, but I would like adequate time for myself and future family, and although salary has the potential to be more than a medical doctor, I don't want to be one of those people having a midlife crisis because I am not doing what I love in life.

Shoot to recently and trying to "find myself," I feel that this moment of being pulled toward writing must mean something, and here I am blogging a bit to see what happens. So there you have my why, and I hope to have all of the other answers to my questions unfold just as beautifully.. and soon!!

2 comments:

Stephanie Klein said...

So wonderful you're writing this blog. Thank you for the kind note. You have a new reader in me.

JackiB said...

Read: eat, pray, love