Defining the intersection between listening and living

D.I.N.K. -2- Y.U.P.P.I.E.

I have had a great deal of things on my mind lately. Considering the possibilities of life and what would honestly make me happy, as an individual and as a married man. I have searched myself for ways to express my inner creative. I put this on the back burner for a long time and as of lately I took the time not only to start documenting my thoughts in one of my journals but also start a new sketchbook. Additionally I started this blog and while these are all a work in progress I find that they have allowed me to open myself express up. I am still looking of more ways to influence my personal development on more levels.

A part of my development is determining what I want out of a job. I keep coming back to work as we spend so much of our time in the workplace conversing , learning and utilizing the skills we have taken the time to put so much value on. This also allows us to generate the funds to enjoy the other parts of life. As Websters and other dictionaries and encyclopedias that I have looked at as of late define the following as such.:

D(ouble) I(ncome) N(o) K(ids)

a couple with two incomes and no children; also : a member of such a couple

double income, no kids
First Known Use: 1986

yup·pie noun, often capitalized ˈyə-pē
: a young college-educated adult who is employed in a well-paying profession and who lives and works in or near a large city

probably from young urban professional + -ie
First Known Use: 1981

I highlight these two concept, not only because these are my end goal but if only because these are concepts that continually recur as I consider providing for my family. I spent this weekend taking it easy over revisiting family planning conversations and struggling to determine what I want from a job. I find it harder and harder to narrow down what I really want out of life. There are many conversations had, things learned but I continually am advised to enjoy life as a DINK at least for a little while longer. I think that this is only help mount my inner frustrations at my employment possibilities and climbing the corporate ladder.

We bought a house a little over a year and I have been in my current role for nearly two years and the thought that we may have to move for me to progress is exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I think sometimes how I would approach people to ask a reference and I am not sure. I have a hard time asking people for favors, I do my work and am very diligent, honest and loyal sometimes to a fault but I have always been acknowledged for my professional and diligent work ethic. I just struggle with the more social aspects of the business world. This is one of the reasons why I found science so interesting the questions, the results and the research. I work towards the end goal of becoming a YUPPIE because it will allow me to better provide for my family. I know one of my wife’s goals is to be a stay at home mother. In order for that to happen I would need to make substantially more than I do. This is not just her wish I also would like to stay at home because this was the way she was raise and I had a single mother that worked hard. I know our situation is different from that of my mother and her parents but this was one of the things that we have always pictured and made decisions to strive for this.

In looking over my creative expression our journey from DINKS to YUPPIES we are trying to embody concepts through the definition of self. I know that this definition is still an ongoing process. I have also determined that I still am working on those professional networking skill. I think that it is in our best interest to really evaluate what we want from our jobs and life. This weekend was all about the conversations and the journey. This is mine. anyone have any advise on networking?

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