I woke up extra early today to tackle my To Do List.
I’ve had some questions recently about what the Husband and I do for a living. Both of our careers are a little unique so I thought I’d share some details!
The Husband is in his last semester of a Master’s program to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (basically, this includes acupuncture and herbology). The Husband has a full day of classes Monday through Wednesday and works in the school’s clinic two nights a week – he needs over 1,000 hours of clinical experience to graduate! Thursday and Friday, he works as the office manager of his parent’s holistic clinic.
Until last September, I worked as an Urban Planner/Technical Writer for a small land development company in California (I worked for the company’s Pennsylvania office and then worked from home when I moved to Florida). I worked there for 3.5 years. In September, I secured a book deal through Gotham Books for the Operation Beautiful book (which will be published in August). I quit my job to write the book, and now I’m self-employed. I earn a living through doing freelance work (I write non-fiction magazine style articles for a site called Unigo) and the blogs. I also help run our family’s supplement website.
Being my own boss is scary (I don’t have a steady income and pay through the nose for health insurance!), but it’s worth it and fits my personality much better. Also, due to market conditions, I lived in constant fear of being fired from my old job, and I do NOT miss the stress of layoffs.
We are planning to move to Charlotte this summer, and I am going to help the Husband launch his clinic and continue to write. In a few years, I hope to be a full-time Mommy! But not anytime soon. 🙂
I woke up this morning CRAVING protein! That almost never happens in the morning, so I thought I’d honor my hunger.
I had a scrambled egg and two Morningstar faux sausages:
And some carbs in the form of 1/2 a whole wheat bagel. 🙂
Now that you have more information on how the Husband and I put doggie kibble in Maggie and James’s bowls, I want to hear about YOUR job. What’s your job title and what are your responsibilities? Is this the career you imagined having or a temporary gig?
Before my husband and I moved to Germany two years ago, I was a geological engineer in Tucson. Now, I volunteer at least 20 hours a week with the Red Cross teaching indoor cycling on base and am working full time towards my masters in environmental engineering. plus traveling it up! I only have 5 more months left in Europe!!