If only happiness was all that mattered in work…

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Day Zero Project 
Item #23:
50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind 

Every Friday (you know, if I remember), I’ll post my answer to one of the 50 questions.

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

Editing. Just sitting in a quiet little place reading reading reading, making comments suggestions corrections. And that’s it. That would be my job. I would just get to read and make my edits and maybe even have enough power to say “yes we should publish this.”

I wouldn’t work from home, because I like having another place to go to. But my work would be able to go anywhere I go. And so would the kiddo. We would travel around and live in different places to try them out to see where we belong. And all the time I would be reading and editing. I would get to meet writers when I feel like it, or just send emails back and forth when I can’t stand to see another person.

And then, because it’s the only way I know to survive my own mind, I would keep writing. And, if someone else would have enough power to tell me “yes we should publish this.” Or if they don’t, they fine. I would just keep writing. Because it’s the thing that keeps me (relatively) sane.

And it’s really as simple as that. The work that makes me happy is reading, writing and editing. And it always has.

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