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About Fly Away Time

Hello! Whether you’re looking for a(n) (entertaining) reprieve, or simply looking to pass the time, you’ve come to the right place.

A self-ordered time out, this blog, by yours truly, is about escaping the Quarter Life Crisis that is my life right now. It’s about making my way through my twenties all in one piece, and still the same person–though better, far more brilliant, and more loving AND exceedingly good looking.

I graduated (summa cum laude, ahem…) from Miami University (love and honor to Miami) in August 2008. Now, I am tearing it up in Chicago, living hard and breathing light, though really sweating the fact that after getting two degrees (BA in Journalism and BM in Vocal Performance) I don’t know what I want to do with my life.

(While I’ve figured that it may take me a lot longer than my twenties to figure this one out, I just want to become passionate about something. Less bored. Less tortured. More active.)

My current job has to do with neither of my degrees and everything to do with smiling pretty and being very polite to very rude people. Though I am grateful to have any sort of job, at the end of the day, I am left wanting more.

So, instead of wasting away the present by feeding my spider solitaire addiction and staring off into space for far too long, I am putting my talents to use and taking flight, hence…this blog.

Thus, in the words of dear Frank Sinatra, Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away…

*Header image by Nattfodd

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2010 7:18 am

    Wow, this sounds so similar to my About page – except rather than a Quarter Life Crisis, the impetus for my blog was the big 4-0. I also have a great personal life with my husband and kids, and congrats to you on your engagement! But it’s the work side of things where I have the same sort of thoughts – am I using my talents to the fullest, and is this what I want to be doing with my life? There’s a great Erma Bombeck quote on my blog you’d like, but I would say by all means – pursue your passions! Find what it is that you love and do it. Good luck!

    PS Go Chicago, I miss my hometown!

  2. Kate Blackwell permalink
    August 23, 2010 9:33 am

    Birdie Bee, do you have a “contact me” link on your blog? I want to email you, in a non-stalker way just to talk about your blog and writing.

  3. August 23, 2010 4:36 pm

    I just discovered your blog while procrastinating at my own job. And although I truly love my job (sometimes not the busywork, of course), I can definitely relate to wanting to add ever more meaning to one’s life. Take that flight, sister, you never know where it will lead you!

    On another note, found you through your marriage entry in Freshly Pressed (congrats!) and just loved it. Beautifully expressed! I’ve never been married at 35, but I see a number of beautiful marriages around me (including second marriages), and believe, as you do, that we should ALL be standing up for marriage. Let the cynicism rest, people! We harbor it in so many other places, the least we can do is nurture the good in our personal lives. If we’re more conscious about doing that, it can only spread into other areas, right? 🙂

    • August 25, 2010 9:05 pm

      Yes, congrats on being on the Freshly Press page three (3?) weeks in a row. That’s awesome. With a long history of working jobs that did not massage my hot button and now doing what I love, I know that the best thing to do is to do the job that makes your heart sing. It will make the day go quicker and you’d be sad about stopping rather than wondering when it is time stop. Like marriage, finding your perfect moneymaking adventure has to be nurtured. As long as you know yourself, your soul will shine through so that you can allow your spirit to soar as high as it wants.

      Good luck in all your endeavors.

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