Oh, you are Iris, Ilia, Ian's Mom, Michael's wife, the lady from the Pet Store! Yea it's Rhonda.

I need help.....I am 53 years old and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I heard a radio show one morning and the question of the day was "How many jobs have you had in your lifetime?" I started counting. From age 12 to age 53 I could remember somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 jobs!  Twenty-five different jobs! From babysitting to flipping burgers, teaching dance to painting aircraft carriers, mystery shopping to managing a pet store.....I've done a little of everything.  Now I'm in a new town and can't find a job nor do I know that I want to.  I've maybe done too many things that I know the pitfalls of most. I don't like working in  Big business, the Walmarts of the world, because I have a hard time being the worker bee that doesn't have an opinion. So many small local businesses are finding it harder and harder to hire people because ,oh they have to pay them. I just had to quit a job because I kept getting the promise of a paycheck and a paycheck never came.  So here I am 4 years away from being an empty nester and I don't have a clue what I will do with my time.

Too bad I'm not in a position to just sit back and eat bon bons all day. I will have one child in college next year , a 10th grader and a house full of animals. My husband works a modest job so we are by no means rolling in money.  So what's a woman to do?

Yes I could try being the coupon queen of South Carolina. Or maybe the newest start-up stay at home mom business. You know the ones. They advertise on the side bars...."Mom Makes $5,000.00 a day at home with her children!" ( I must admit I clicked) Or maybe I could try feeding everyone beans most nights for dinner instead of meat. Oh forget that, I already tried it ; my house smelled really bad and my family went on strike for meat.

So here I am, unemployed, in a town I barely know, with people I don't know, and I spend way too much time on Facebook living through my friends that seem to have a life. Or maybe they are waiting for someone to post something exciting just like I am.

So here's what I'm looking for : Are there any other adults out there that still don't know what they want to do when they grow up? Please I'm disperate to know I'm not alone.

 

 

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