Please excuse my ramblings…you’ve gotta start somewhere!
First off, I’m a writer.
While it is not by profession, or by trade — it is by necessity.
I need to write things down.
I make lists.
I lay the options out on a page.
Shuffle things around. Tweak. Expand. Reword.
And hit the “undo” button many, many times.
On occasion, I’ve entertained the thought of becoming a writer — of something.
A book, an article, a memoir.
My life’s work — or the reason I was put on this earth —
- to influence others?
- teach a few life lessons?
- warn others not to make the same mistakes I’ve made in the past? (That perm I got in the fifth grade *shudder*)
Whatever the reason, it has never come to pass.
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I write — day in and day out — to accomplish goals, meet deadlines…and maintain my sanity.
As a result, I get things done at work, and coworkers compliment my writing style.
And I explain things really well, getting to the main points and summarizing.
At one point, I transferred roles to another department.
My coworkers said my meeting minutes would be sorely missed.
Now there’s a morale booster for you — I liked working with you, your skills are pretty decent, but your post-meeting documentation is what I’ll miss the most.
Where my inspiration lacks, I make up for in organizational skills and streamlining the (seemingly) obvious.
Consequently, I can make a mean list, document the heck out of a new process, and rock a performance review.
Because of this, friends come to me when their resumes need updating.
In addition, managers look to me for feedback when drafting department-wide communications.
And while I don’t excel at being creative/funny/anecdotal/romantic, I can put a pen to paper and communicate my thoughts.
Take it or leave it, it’s who I am.
Yes — I’m a writer.
Robin is a full-time business professional who has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. She is also a personal finance blogger who shares her first hand experience with the struggles of money and debt. On Mastering the Side Jam, she focuses on ways to maximize efficiencies to make & save money, pay off debt, and live your best life.
She has been been featured on The Money Mix, Rockstar Finance, The Financial Diet and Women’s Money Talk, and has been quoted in various online publications.