Hello from Chicago O’Hare Airport! Sitting in the airport is giving me lots of time to think. Even though I have about 5 books I could read, I’ve chosen to people-watch and contemplate the meaning of life.
Okay maybe not so much the meaning of life, but I do think about other relevant, important things, like “why does this terminal smell so strongly of ketchup” and “I wonder if that annoying kid is sitting by me on this flight because if he is I will punch something” and, after they announced that my flight is overbooked, “should I take the $400 credit and wait an extra hour to get back to NY?” (I had decided to go for it-$400 can take me somewhere tropical and festive…or to a race I wouldn’t otherwise have signed up for) but someone beat me to the punch.
I’m also remembering that article about gyms in airports. Why is this still not a common occurrence? This article from CNN.com reiterates that obesity is a problem in America. We know that. But, looking at it from Mr. Frum’s point of view, would those people who desperately need the heart-pumping benefits of exercise even elect to use an airport gym? Or would it only benefit current fitness enthusiasts with long layovers?
Well, I’d like to put that unrest to rest and take control. My 2012 horoscope seems promising (see: Leo) and I’m ready to get a move on.
So, readers, I’m soliciting your advice and expertise.
Which of you have careers related to health, wellness, running, fitness or anything in a similar category?
I’ve debated it all…exercise science, nursing, physical therapy, personal training, journalism, being a farm hand (totally serious-for approximately one day I thought it would be fun because I’d never have to sit at a desk…that wore off quickly), nutrition, sports photography…and many more I can’t even remember. I find excuses for why I “can’t” do any of them, so I continue to be stuck in a rut. I’m realizing that inaction is a decision in itself. As someone who loves a good challenge, I feel out of my element without a specific path.
Have you had a career crisis? Totally changed your line of work? Do you work in the fitness industry in some way? Tell me what you do and why you love it! (or hate it).