What I Do

5.06.2013


Today I bring you another interesting prompt for the blog-every-day-in-May challenge that I simply could not pass up. Thank goodness I don't have a job right now so I can have more time to write. 

I honestly can't decide if I was being serious or sarcastic just then.
Ahem.

Today's prompt was to answer the question "What do you do?" without saying your job. Two words immediately came to mind.

||Move

I am constantly moving, even if it's just in my head. I am a runner, so that's obvious movement. But I also crave movement of any sort. For example, I don't like to just sit and watch a movie--I also like to be doing something with my hands, so I usually work on a crochet project at the same time or edit photos or work on a blog post.

I love to multitask, which sometimes makes my brain feel like it's going to explode because I'm going in so many directions. But most of the time I like it. I hate standing still. I often sit on the floor and stretch during TV commercials or while working on my computer.

Jordan always makes a point to tell me that I would be a terrible patient should something unfortunate befall me such as a broken bone or an illness. He is not wrong.

||Create

I love to create. I am always crafting a blog post in my head or a crochet project I'd like to make. Sometimes I bake cookies just for fun, and I love trying out new recipes (you can find my recipe posts here). The only thing I don't create very well are outfits. Fashion blogger I am not. It's sweatpants and T-shirts for this girl. I like to be comfortable when I'm moving around. 

In thinking about these two words--move and create--I think that's why I've been so out of it lately. My job loss has meant a lot less moving. Not in the literal sense as far as actually moving locations but more sitting on the computer looking for a job and thus less creating, because I feel guilty for spending any time NOT trying to find work. Two months after my forced retirement, and clearly I'm still working through a few of those issues.

So there you have it. When I'm not editing (which is what I consider to be my job), I am moving and creating. 

What do you do?

22 comments:

  1. I am the same in regards to not being able to sit still, I have to crochet or paint during a movie, I just don't have the attention span for sitting still.

    i wish i was a fashion blogger...

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  2. You sound like both of my sisters. One is a mover, always going going going!

    The other creates all the time. I envy them both and you too :)

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  3. I'm a mover too! Those pictures are beautiful.

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  4. Glad you found me through Jenni's link-up! Thanks for the comment... I'm glad to see some other fellow "early retirees" out there. (I read your earlier post).

    I'm enjoying spending my time creating too. Sometimes I even get carried away and start multiple projects at once. You gotta do something will that free time, right? :)

    Following you through Blog Lovin'!

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  5. I know somewhere in me is the mover, but then I also have a lazy half that takes over. And these silly computers. They are so inspirational in one way and such little time suckers in others.

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  6. I love how you subheaded each section. Sometimes it's the little things that let us learn more about a person.

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  7. I can't just sit and watch tv either, I'm always knitting or crocheting while watching, which means I need a light on. That annoys some folks if you go to their house and they want all the lights off.

    Oozing Out My Ears

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  8. I am a mover too! Great Post :)

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  9. I love that you were able to describe so much of yourself with just two words. Sometimes I wish I was more of a mover... not that I'm lazy, per say... but I can be really good at being still :)

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  10. Don't feel too bad, I am jobless as well. My husband always comes home and is like, "OH hi honey. How was your day? What did you do? Nothing? OH that's right you're unemployed. That's a nice craft that you made though."

    Haha it's totally jokingly when he does it but it's true to a T.

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  11. Great two adjectives you came up with there. These are dynamic, ever changing adjectives... the best kind to be able to describe yourself with!

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  12. i have real trouble sitting still and lately have been forced to be home more. Sigh. FInding it tough. Limited by health and stamina...funny by brain hasnt slowed down though.

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  13. Sounds like we have some similar activties :) Although I don't think I move quite like you do - I could never be a marathon runner. Congrats on that by the way, so exciting!

    I love that you took a similar approach to this as I did. It's fun to see how people interpreted the question. Some describe their job without saying what their job is, while others talk about what they really do in life - work aside. Fun!

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  14. Oohh I love the multitasking.
    I try to always do two things at once. My husband thinks that I'm going to explode, but thats only because silly boy brains can only handle one task at a time.

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  15. those are two good words! i have a hard time doing only one thing at a time! keep creating!! ;)

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  16. i used to not be able to not sit still then i become unemployed and i was kinda forced to sit and be still or else i would go crazy like you too. my posts have been uninspired, my desire to create a post has been less and yes it is because majority of my time needs to be spent looking for jobs too

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  17. This was so creative! I am a mover, too (although not a runner). I get antsy if I sit too long, and am always up for a few jumping jacks during commercials. :) I love your positive attitude about your "forced retirement" (haha!). You are motivated and creative. It will all work out.

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  18. I love this post, it is so much broader than the usual standard answer of what do you do meaning your job. I just love being creative too with blogging and making little things etc

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  19. I can't sit and watch TV without doing other things. Usually I am sitting and doing other things. I should do like you and move more. That's a fantastic thing to do.




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  20. I WISH I could create, but my mind just doesn't work that way. I can follow a recipe, I can follow notes to play a piece on the piano, I can follow instructions to make a craft. But I can't actually do any of this going totally off my brain power. I guess I'm just not a creative person :) But I am a good mom! So there's something, ha!

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  21. Those flower pictures are gorgeous! I feel like I should say something more sincere, but I sincerely think those shots are fabulous.

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