This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

Monday, April 29, 2024

Yard Worker, Yacht Captain, Youth Director, Yo-yo Expert ( #AtoZChallenge )

#AtoZChallenge 2024 letter Y


            Since I don't know or care much about yarn, yeast, or yoga then I'll dismiss any occupations associated with those things.  I've done plenty of yard work in my life including working outdoors in what they called the "construction yard" when I was working at the contracting company that my father worked for while I was in college.  That's a young man's work and I wouldn't want to do much of that again.

       Yacht Captain would never come about for me so I can easily dismiss that job.  Youth director might be more related to my skillset, but I'm not sure I'd be the greatest youth director.  At least not if it were an energetic thing or where I might have to deal with unruly youth. Fact is I don't know that I'd want to be a director of any amassed group of people or any other creatures. 

         Maybe I'm best at being a yo-yo expert.  Not actual toy yo-yos, but metaphorical yo-yos that represent all the ups and downs and highs and lows of life.  But haven't we all?  Perhaps I should just go out and buy a toy yo-yo and start practicing.  It's probably a dead end career.  And once you reach the end of the string you just go back to where you've started. Yeah, I guess you could call me a yo-yo expert.


        Do you or have you in the past maintained a large yard?  Are you good when it comes to working with young people or just people in general?  How proficient are your yo-yo skills?


  1. I used to be really good with a yo-yo.

  2. I can work with people but not so well with youths or children. Even though I know I was annoying, I find them annoying...general speaking. I'm excellent with metaphorical yo-yos.

  3. I've messed with a yo-yo on and off over the years, but it's been off mostly since high school.


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