That question has always made me cringe a little bit. Maybe it's because there will always be a certain amount of shame or regret for what I didn't become, or wondering what could have been had life gone differently. I don't let myself dwell there often, but there's this feeling of sadness sometimes when I think about the 'what-could-have-beens' in life. It's not so much that I'm not proud of myself or my job. But it's quite true, that I'm so much than merely a bookkeeper.
Years ago, I started out as a secretary for a small HVAC company and over time I taught myself how to do some of the bookkeeping tasks. Eventually, the bookkeeper there left and I took over. Since then, my main line of work has been in that field. I do taxes, payroll, enter and pay bills, create invoices, reconcile accounts - and on and on. I never really saw myself in this line of work, but my detail-oriented mind is quite good at it.
I'm a creator. I LOVE to make things. Wreaths, cookies, decorations, pies, crafty projects, chocolate concotions, gifts for others - basically if can be made with either butter or hot glue, I'm totally in.
I write. Ever since I was a little girl, I've been making up stories, writing down pieces of my own, forming poetry and even starting chapters to silly books that I sadly never finished. The time to sit and write anything other than blog posts these days is few and far between. Maybe someday there will be memoirs and novels and a thousand other things that need to come out of me. For now though, one of my greatest passions leaks out only in the form of journal entries and blog posts.
At the end of the day, I don't think it really matters what any of us do. Whether our lives feel big or small, famous or hidden, glamorous or simple. It just matters most importantly, that we DO.