i just love a good bookstore. Actually i stand corrected. I love any kind of bookstore. I think just the thought of words on pages is something i like. No matter how much material I can find online, I still need a book. I actually thought about investing in an iPad or a Kindle, but I’ve only ever read an e-book once in my life… Little Women. And it was a good book. Possibly the only reason I got through the whole thing, was because I was eager to finish the book and didn’t have the time to actually get to a bookstore to buy the paperback version. But I’m the kind of person who will buy a book about anything. I can get lost in a bookstore even if it’s a tiny store. Once I actually made a pact with myself not to buy any more books until I had read all the ones I already have in my possession. Guess what, I didn’t make it through a week. My reading time has definitely decreased because of the various distractions that technology brings. I spend hours on the internet. Never really reading anything because Google throws out so many websites, you actually forget what you were searching for in the first place. And then there are tv serials. I don’t actually watch them on TV anymore but on DVDs. So I get to watch them back to back to back…. and some of them can be so engrossing. But in the end, I still don’t think there’s anything like a good book.
One of my biggest problems is trying to find the perfect everything. This time it’s a resume. After more than five years I have decided to revamp my resume. I’ve been updating it bit by bit over the last few years, but now I need something spectacular. I want to change my career. Although this is probably not the best time to be doing this, I feel I need a change. I’m completely comfortable where I’m working and doing well too, so most people will think I’m an idiot for wanting to change my life drastically. But my thoughts are the best time to attempt a change is when you’re comfortable where you are and not when your back is against a wall. I’m thinking more clearly, have more time to organize my choices and make a good decision, instead of making a drastic one. So again, coming back to my initial problem, finding the perfect resume. I’ve grasped the concept that a resume is essentially a tool to market yourself. Where do I go from there? I know what I do, but phrasing it in the perfect lingo is a challenge. And then there’s the problem of phrasing it in a way to be attractive to a different career path. Let’s see where my quest takes me. I suppose the best way to approach it would be just to spend few hours doing it and then review it the next day to see if it still is as brilliant as I thought it was when I wrote it. In either case, it has to be brilliant!! 🙂