Wouldn’t it be nice…

… to win a million! (How ‘bout that 31 million last night?! But bummed I didn’t win it. Oh well.) What would YOU do with that much money?

Me? Well, after the mortgage and paying off the vehicles, credit cards, etc and donations to worthy charities (not forgetting my bank account, of course!) I must admit that one of the first things I would do is to get a housecleaner. I quite despise cleaning. Sad, and very un-motherly, un-wifely and all the rest, but very very true. So to be given, like the singer, eight maids, would probably be a dream come true. (Although I wonder. If I had eight today, eight tomorrow, eight the days after etc until I had 40 of them, would that be 39-odd too many?!) And are ‘milk’ maids different from ‘normal’ maids?

Hmmm… what do they do when they’ve finished milking? Go on to the next cow, or bludge for the rest of the day?! (Heck, with 40 of them, there’s almost enough for them to form a union on me!!) And does the cow or cows come supplied WITH each maid? Because if not, there’s not a whole heap for them to do. After all, the singer mentions nothing about her true love supplying the cows as well…?

Interesting concept, to be defined by what you do. It’s something I’ve been mulling over for the last little while. You see, for the last month, I’ve been ‘unemployed’. As in, no certainty of what paid work I’ll end up with this year. (I finished up at both Coolum Beach Christian College and Glasshouse Country Christian College in the first week of December, deciding that I needed a three-day-a-week job with ONE employer, rather than two-and-a-half days over two employers.) It’s the first time in 15 years that I’ve had no real inkling of what my future entailed. I have a B.Ed degree, so I guess that makes me a ‘teacher’ – but if a teaching job is not what I end up with this year, should I still be defined by my degree? I’m studying a M.IT majoring in Library / Information Services, and would LOVE a job in the LIS field somewhere – but again, should that be my identifier? I’m a wife, a mother, I run the goodoldtalk.com website, and hubby and I are the QLD distributors for Mosquito Magnet machines – so what, exactly, should I choose to define myself by?

It’s a pity, but I guess it’s the way society works. People are defined by what they do. These eight maids are known by the fact that they milk. Me? Well, I am known for… hmmm…

Dear readers, I will let you make up your own minds. (Feel free to let me know your opinion, by the way. And of course, any offers of employment are also extremely welcome hehe!) Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you all tomorrow. Have your dancing shoes ready!

 

5 thoughts on “Wouldn’t it be nice…”

  1. I know what you mean – I agonised forever over whether to even identify myself as a librarian in my Twitter profile, as I don’t like the idea of being defined by my profession (no matter how much I enjoy my work). We are all such multi-faceted people, aren’t we? 🙂 You may well find that you enjoy using your blog to demonstrate your many different qualities, skills and interests – and we’ll enjoy learning about them!

    1. Hi Sally – thanks for your comment! Yes, I was thinking that I will probably use this blog to explore ‘me-as-a-whole’, rather than the computer-work ‘me’ that I blog about on goodoldtalk, or the friend ‘me’ than I infrequently update on facebook. It’s definitely a huge step outside my comfort zone though! My fellow students in @katiedatwork’s INN333 class last semester copped my rant on ‘online identity’ (at http://inn333.informationstudies.info/criticaldiscussion/2010/08/06/three-questions-to-ensure-your-online-identity-is-secure-yet-still-effective/) so this is something that I’m negotiating my way slowly!!!

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