Changes Coming

Well, next week my life will again be infused with the discipline of a schedule.

Yes, I got a job! My private practice was part-time (though growing until circumstances changed), so this will require a shift in mental and physical behavior.

I’ve been hired to work as a bookseller for a major bookstore chain. I’ve worked retail before, many years ago. Working on my feet will be hard on me the first couple of weeks, but I’m looking forward to being around books all day, and helping people find what they’re looking for (and perhaps what they weren’t seeking but would enjoy). I’m going to have to leave my money at home, though, or I’ll probably buy more. Perhaps it will be similar to the experience of a woman I knew who worked in a bakery. After she had her fill of all she could eat, she lost the taste for eating so much sugar. Could the same be said of my passion for books?

This also means that posting may be light for awhile, as I adjust. I’ve had the luxury of time for the past year to read a great deal — books and blogs — in order to cull material for this blog. I may not be able to sustain the output, but I certainly will try. I can’t imagine giving this up.

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5 Comments on “Changes Coming”

  1. Siona Says:


    Can I come visit you at work? I’m not sure how I’d feel about actually buying anything from the aforementioned chain, but you might be able to convince me . . .

  2. Kathryn Says:

    Especially if I offer to purchase the books (thereby getting the discount)? 😉

  3. edward Says:

    Congrats! Enjoy!

  4. Suzanne Says:

    Good for you! The problem with working in a bookstore is that you might possibly owe them money at the end of the week.

    Will you be continuing your part-time practice? It would be hard to not fall into a feeling of hopelessness in the situation concerning your professional status. I would be so frustrated and LIVID after doing all that work!

    Believe me, your blog can continue just fine without culling a ton of information. You have lots of interesting things to say yourself!

    Hang in there, you are one of my favorite reads.

  5. kat Says:

    congratulations!! i’ve always wondered what it would be like to work in a book store. would i spend my whole paycheck on books? would i drool all day? would i roll around in piles of fresh literature? hard to say. enjoy it!