So.....it's obvious what I do in those spare hours of my night just before I drift off into a Matlock or sometimes banana split induced slumber.
I make jewelry.
Sometimes I make homemade Christmas decorations.
But mostly, I make jewelry.
Do you have any idea what I do before I do what I really wanna do?
As in, what my big girl, daytime job is?
I don't talk about it much; it's just a job. Nothing special like brain surgeon or professional cheerleader, but occasionally it has it's noteworthy moments.
I work for a New York State Senator handling constituent issues. If someone in the district has a problem with something me and a few others try to solve it. Problems range from the genuine to ridiculous, but for the most part I leave with a sense of doing good by others.
I also leave and figuratively beat my head against a wall.
There's just something about being complained to every single day....
Usually, though, there's a case that comes around every other week or so that makes what I do worth it. I've helped one girl get back on her feet after being left homeless, another I helped to avoid tens of thousands of dollars in agency fines on her business.
Today on the phone I came across a real gem that just might get me through the week:
"Thanks a lot for your help. What's your name again?"
"Ooooh, Stacie.......I had a lover in high school named Stacie. God was she hot."
Fantastic. Now how long before pajamas and wool time??