Happy 4th of July to US readers around the world.
It’s fitting that today is Independence Day because I resigned from my corporate job for a position at a smaller company. I feel as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. And I feel happy and free.
At my new job, I’ll be less stressed (and no longer harassed by entitled millionaires) and will have more time and energy to focus on my writing and my family.
Here are a few things that piqued my interest (plus an earlier blog post). xoxo, Jane
- Who really wrote the Aladdin story?
- My blog post on Persephone Books.
- This was such an interesting read, People hate the question, ‘What do you do?’ So why do we keep asking it? “Europeans hardly ever ask a person about their work.” It’s true, I’m originally from Europe and no one in Europe asks me what I do for a living. But in the US, everyone is obsessed with asking what I do for a living and what religion I am. Personally, I never ask anyone these questions. I don’t like being intrusive and I don’t care what people do for a living or what their religion is. I care which books they’ve read or which film they want to watch next. If you are a European (or anyone, really) living in America, do you experience the same?
- Summer Reading: Management Tomes and Cozy Mysteries for the Fractured Mind.
- This classic literature quiz was fun. I got 37/50 correct. If you have time, take the quiz. It might be a good way to destress a little.