Date: July 23, 2011
Score: Vermont Lake Monsters 3, Jamestown Jammers 2
photos from the game
The other day I realized with a start that I am halfway through my working life. Although I’ll garden and putter long after I’m retired – I’m aiming to become a leathery, ageless peasant – I realized that I will turn 65 in 22 years, and that I left college 22 years ago.
Like most people my age, I’ve had a lot of jobs. The one I hold now is a “real job,” and helps me believe that we can somehow pay for our daughter’s college education. I went through a long stretch of underemployment here in Vermont, so I don’t take this position lightly.
But 22 years from now, I doubt that I’ll look back on individual moments at this job with much fondness. Too much of it takes place indoors, in conference rooms. Strangely, it’s moments from the lowest-paying jobs I’ve had that I remember most.