Friday, March 14, 2008

Five Reasons for wanting to be a Writer

These five reasons are taking for granted that I love writing. These are in no particular order.

1) No office politics. Hallelujah! I have just changed jobs because of a snake in the grass, who, by the way, got forced out before my last day. So there was some justice for us all. I now love my work as Marketing and Design Manager but office politics are rife once again. I try to stay below the radar but sometimes it hits you on the nose while you're looking the other way. I won't miss working outside the home.

2) I can live to my own timetable, taking into account my family's needs, of course. I am a reasonably earlier riser, though that was not always the case, but I also love going to bed late. I guess the solution to that is to have an afternoon nap, which is impossible at work. LOL. Being able to do errands at whim instead of all blocked together on Saturday would also be a great breath of freedom. I am disciplined enough to get a block of writing done every day so that doesn't worry me. I can mix with people in the weekends. I can't see any downside.

3) I could live anywhere in the world. If I earned enough (yes, I know, but I'm allowed to dream on this blog), then husband could leave his job and follow me, along with our son. Where would we live? Probably 6 months in Italy, close to Adriano's family, and 6 months here in New Zealand close to mine.

4) The ability to travel at will to anywhere without having to ask permission from the boss. This is still considering my husband is no longer working. And more importantly, we would be able to wake up in the morning, look out the window, see the sun and go out for the day on our launch. The problem at the moment is the launch needs a crew of four but we could change it to a smaller one for more frequent trips. We so seldom get out on it because come the weekend, either it's raining or even if it's fine, the winds are too strong.
5) I would have better control over my diet and exercise regime. At work I try to go for a walk at lunchtime but it's now only half an hour and by the time I've eaten and got my walking shoes on, it's hardly worth going out. And who wants to work after a hard day's work.? I know a lot of people do but not me.
At work, food is eaten on the fly and not good for the digestion so I tend to eat very little during the day and then eat the bulk of my day's food at night, which is not ideal. I could have complete control over both these things if I were working to my own rhythm.
This all seems a long way off but a girl can dream, can't she?


Tina-Sue said...

Wishing you much success on those dreams! It sounds like you are creating a wonderful life!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks so much, Tina. Dreams are so important. They make us get up in the morning.

raine said...

Assuming one could write for a LIVING--and wouldn't that be fabulous--I'd agree with every one of these, lol. Six months in Italy don't sound too shabby at all!
For myself, I would add that being able to do something I absolutely love for a living would be...priceless.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Raine, I already enjoy my job but I would give it up in a heartbeat to have all the other advantages.


Bernita said...

I've heard there's "office politics" in writing as well.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Uh oh, politics in writing? Maybe I'll be a nun. No, perhaps a hermit - no ofice politics there. I guess to be human is to endure office politcs in one form or another. My policy is to keep my head down until it runs into me head on then I stand and fight.
Thanks for dropping in, Bernita.

Tina-Sue said...

I thought being a writer, meant being a hermit!!! Oh no! Do I have it wrong?

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Most of the time, yes, Tina, you can be a hermit but when you have to market your book, it's time to put your armor on and leave your cave to face the madding crowd.


Tina-Sue said...

Oh, Can I please quote you on that??? That comment sums up exactly how I feel.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Feel free to quote me, Tina. LOL.


Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Suzanne, I love the thought of you living 6 months in Italy and 6 in NZ!!! I can imagine the stories you'd write from your travels back and forth. :D

The Great Lakes kick up wind and high waves around 11 AM. Jeff and I sometimes set out at 3 AM to enjoy time on the water. We love Lake Superior best and that's a two hour drive over the bridge to our favorite launch.

Is that you son in the pic? And your boat?

Sorry to hear about the office politics. I'm going to pray each day you will have the writing career you deserve and cherish.

Have you thought of writing inspirational romance? I heard the market is rising.

Hugs, Nancy/JJ

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Yes, Nancy, that's my son and husband on the bow of our launch.

The office politics have kicked in big time in my new job. Can't everyone just get on with their jobs and leave the rest of us alone?

Footsteps said...

Never had to deal with much in the way of office politics, but I'm with you on the rest of your reasons... Suzanne, you're a great writer gifted with varied experiences and interesting perspectives. It's only a matter of time...

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Hi Heather, thanks for your kind words. I have an e-pub book coming out in the near future but am still aiming for the print publishing.
The office politics are particularly bad at the moment so roll on the future as a writer.

mohamed said...

hello Suzanne im mohamed who was your guide in luxor how are you?
i did read your writtings they are so lovely
the temples you choose they are the same temples i do prefer
hope your dreams become true IN SHA ALLAH