I recently made jam for the third year in a row.
As I was dropping cans into an enormous pot of boiling water with my new fancy canning tongs (which I LOVE) I thought back to my days spent in suits, when I would have a headset virtually permanently attached for conference calls, when I would spend hours on currency Web sites trying to figure out budgets in different countries.
Oh how my life has changed. And, for the better I might add.
Instead of approving Web site design and copy, I create my own jam labels.
Instead of telling executives what to say to the media, I help my four-year old memorize her prayers for Bible school so she can get a prize.
Instead of planning trade show events, I make weekly tents, caves and forts.
I now know where every park is in my city. I know all the words to the song "Trash Truck." I can whip up a dinner that includes every food group in less than a half hour with no advanced planning.
I'm thinking of adding these as bullet points to my CV. What do you think?
The best thing about my job bar none: I get to look at these two mugs all day long.