The speaker was just plain interesting, and actually had something to say. Here are my favorite things that she said, just so that I can record them for posterity...
--Life is unfair--get over it! (Man, I so have to take that one to heart, because it's sooooo true.)
--Take a position, any position. (Again, I have to take that to heart, because I try to come down in the middle of everything...part of living in the shadows for so long, I suppose)
--Be true to yourself (a cliche, but not a bad one)
--Have courage and conviction.
The best quote she used was from Teddy Roosevelt, who said, "By far the greatest prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
BINGO! That's it. That's my "really useful life" concept. Now I still haven't defined what my work worth doing is, mind you, although I don't think its what I'm doing now. I mean, my writing here is fine and all, but had I followed my heart's content (which we won't get into), I wouldn't be doing Public Relations at this level.
The question is, can I do what I consider really useful and fulfilling and still maintain the level of income I'm taking in now? And furthermore, am I entitled--is it possible--to take my life in a new direction at this point in time?
And what is that direction?