A Mailman

My sabbatical may be coming to an end relatively soon. I know. I totally agree with you, it IS kind of a bummer. Mainly because I'm still no closer to figuring out what ONE job I meant to have.

Remember when George Carlin explained the reason why adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up? Carlin joked, “It’s because they’re looking for IDEAS!” And you know that is totally brilliant and perhaps a little bit true! So, that’s exactly what I'm doing. I’ve decided to talk to some young (or young at heart) people who I hope might give me insight into the question that has been chasing me for most of my adult life. What do I want to be when I grow up?? I'm sharing the conversations with you guys in case you're looking for ideas too...

So, without further ado, meet Matty:

Take away lessons:

 Think practically. Sometimes taking a job that isn’t the most glamorous can provide stability and security. After all, unsung heroes rock! Who doesn’t love getting stuff (like books, for instance) in the mail? Surprise People… Even Yourself. Until that very moment Matty hadn’t talked about being a mailman when he grew up. Sometimes spontaneous, off the cuff remarks can turn out to be goldmines. Consider the Perks. Perhaps there is special housing or restaurants (or killer health benefits & a secure retirement package) reserved for someone in a particular line of work. Don’t be hemmed in by silly job descriptions. Matty isn’t content to be your everyday, average mailman. He’s looking to develop a brand new hybrid superhero/mail carrier. Flying really fast would certainly get his route finished quicker and I think a cape would be an excellent addition to the postal service uniform.

Cheers to Matty and his bright future with the Postal Service.