Monday, August 31, 2009

Day 7: Rainy Days and Mondays

I dropped my son off at school on the way to the garage for a brake pad repair, which off course, turns into a whopping $2,600 bill. Julien pops his second altoid commenting how he needs it to rally his spirits for Monday. It comes as a shock to me. Of course I know it's Monday. But, I realize it's the first Monday in 9 years, that I don't have the blues. Mondays used to remind me of the Carpenters: "Talking to myself and feeling old. Sometimes I'd like to quit, nothing ever seems to fit. Hanging around, nothing to do but frown. Rainy days and Mondays always get me down."

I am an INFP (Introvert/Intuitive/Feeling/Perceptive) on the Myers-Briggs test. A very rare animal in the business world. I lead with my heart. I believe in karma, spiritualism, helping others, being happy. I would be better served as an artist, a priestess, or a mentor. Instead, I spent the first 10 years of my life out of graduate school working on Wall Street, creating complicated new financial products. I loved the intellectual challenge, the fast-pace innovation, and the sense of rising to the occasion. Those were the days of fun and excitement, but not necessarily fulfillment.

I am the proud mother of five wonderful children. Today, I am hopeful, that I fulfill THE dream of having a vocation that makes me passionate. I hope that I can bore them to tears about how I love the work I do. "I know, I know, Mother.....Have some more wine."


  1. Ha Ha Ha!!! Very funny. I liked the ending paragrahp!

  2. maxime... ur such a suck up, no offense but it's true. Mommy... we already tell you that, though not about your work. I think you should mention all of us in turn :P explain wat we're like, wat we do. it's sure to mak ppl laugh