The Lil Journal Project | Day 25 (Link Up)

I recently drew out for Boo all of the occupations that have preceded her in our family tree. She thought it was awesome that she was the product of: firefighters, homemakers, actuaries, farmers, entrepreneurs, bankers, contractors, bridge engineers etc. In church the other day, my pastor asked the congregation how many people had been in the same job for at least 30 years…..only a handful of people raised their hand. It got me thinking about how my grandparents and great grandparents really only had one or two occupations their whole life….but my parents and I have had several.

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For today’s journal entry, create a family tree of occupations. Be as detailed as you can. Do you think your history had any influence on what you do today?


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  1. shari says

    OK, so I admit, I am not doing the journal project (don’t be mad! 😉 but I am SO doing this!! What a great idea to write this down for posterity!! P is out of town tonight, I may start tonight!!! :) xoxo

  2. says

    What a great question! My mother never worked but my father was a baker before I was born and then became a laborer with a local (large) company until he died. I worked in banking for 3 yrs.following high school and then moved to a large pharmaceutical company where I have been for almost 40 (!!!) years. Both jobs were secretarial. I do think there was some influence through family…in occupation as well as staying power. Two aunts were in the secretarial field and both were with their employers for years and years. Go figure!