I Am Not Invisible
I am not your typical Grandma - I have 12 piercings, 2 tattoos and have always questioned authority. My reason for being here at WA is to leave corporate America. I am quickly approaching my 60's and have got to find a better way to live my life. Translation: I am so very weary of having my hours, my duties, my worth dictated to me. No matter what I may not have had in my past, today I have a choice.
My point in sharing this with you stems from a restlessness, an ill-at-ease feeling that has consumed me as of late. Though I talk of ditching the job, as it covers my mortgage and serves up my dinner, it still serves a purpose. My job is virtual in nature - the team that I am on is spread over the US. Communication is typically done through email or IM. Having a voice is not a job requirement. When I get to work in the morning, I do not hear "Good morning!" or "How are you today"?" Seriously, how sad is that?
Rather then dwell on the fact that my work leaves me feeling isolated, I am choosing to view it as preparation for leaving the daily grind. As appealing as being in control of where and when I work is, I need to be prepared for the lack of human interaction. My life today proves to me that I am ready, that I can create new avenues of communication.