Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A New Life's resolution - Day #58 (Occupational)

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Day #58 - Occupational

According to http://www.definitionofwellness.com/, "The occupational dimension of wellness is involved in preparing for work in which one will gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment in one's life through work. Occupational development is related to one's attitude about one's work.' Traveling a path toward your occupational wellness, you'll contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding. You'll convey your values through your involvement in both paid and unpaid volunteer activities that are gratifying for you. You'll know when you're on the correct path for career wellness, when your work and hobbies become exciting."

This week I've decided to do something a little different and totally steal an idea from a friend of mine that writes a blog called Your Pal, Jill. She is a wonderful writer that I went to college with. She's a huge fan of old-fashioned letter writing and all that that entails, so her blog is a series of letters to people/places/things she has messages for. Check her out because she's very witty!


The occupational letter goes to my job as an actuary.

Dear Actuary Gig,
     I'm writing you today to make a confesssion.  This isn't easy to say, but I feel it must.  Sometimes I think you don't really "get" me and we often have disagreements about where we will be in the future.  As a result, over the last decade or so, I've found myself in the loving arms of other (part-time) gigs.
    With you, I've experienced much joy over the years.  Remember all of those difficult benefit calculations and annual valuations we struggled through together?  Those long, worrisome days spent hunched over actuarial tables hold some of my fondest memories because I know we both came out on the other side stronger and better compensated.  We've shared early morning study time and late night study time.  We've seen generous raises and perform reviews together.  We've shared concern over the future of pension actuaries and where we might end up.  Through these triumphs and troubles, we've grown.
     But there has to be more.  With photography, I travel.  With crochet, I create and warm those around me.  Even writing, my old college nemesis, has shown me adventure and success in ways I never imagined it could.  Actuary Gig, I know you're a good provider, but if we can't succeed together in our exams, I fear we will have to reevaluate things between us.
     I share these thoughts with you not to hurt you, but so that we may work on our problems before it becomes too late to salvage our relationship.
     I eagerly anticipate your response in the days to come.

Your economic servant,
Heather

2 comments:

Freely Living Life said...

Hello!

We came across your site through the FF and decided to follow your blog. We are looking forward to reading more of your posts. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. Have a fabulous day! <3

Scraps said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wow, you've given yourself a lot of goals--Love it! Best of luck!

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