So a few months ago I found myself at another work meeting, ready to stick a pencil in my eye, listening to management once again go on about goals and vision and seeing where they want the company to go. I decided to tune him out and think about where I wanted to go.
I didn’t have goals and that’s how I had ended up where I am. It’s not bad, it pays the bills, I’ve been with the company a long time but if I had goals what would I have done? (Totally drawing a blank)
Oh well, woulda, coulda, shoulda is a waste of time and better to look forward than look back and all that.
Then I tuned back in and now he was going on about what we can do as individuals to add value to the company how we should strive for excellence or some such nonsense and while wondering why the company was pushing the kool aid so hard I thought “blog”.
It was a word that had been popping into my head more and more, perhaps it’s time had come (what with the company pushing goals so hard).
Okay a blog wasn’t going to add value to the company and I’m not sure I’m striving for excellence so much as looking for a way to fill my time that doesn’t include taking courses for a career I don’t want.
After the last round of accounting courses I vowed NO MORE and so far have successfully dodged taking anymore work courses.
So I had a goal, now I needed to figure out the who, what, why, when.
Who: Me, writing, once upon a time I had wanted to be an author. I was going to write an immensely successful bestseller and live on easy street. As it turns out I am too scattered, unfocused and lack the discipline required to write a novel. Also my Mother always told me that I never finish anything, so lets say I’m just living up to expectations.
What: Subject, theme, what was my blog going to be about? Well going back to being scattered and unfocused the best I could come up with was ……. whatever. The plan is to write about whatever I feel like on any given day, to share whatever I feel like, to give opinions and hand out unsolicited advice and perhaps be witty while doing it.
Why: I always have it on my list to write. Everyday. I never do. So this will give me the space to write everyday. Do not expect brilliance, look for “slightly amusing occasionally” and you might not be disappointed.
Welcome to “Quipidity”