If you’ve been a steady reader of my blog, (there has to be a couple of you out there) you would probably see that, for the most part, I write with a positive spin to things. I review wine I like, a couple that were so-so, none that I hated. Experiences focusing on the positive aspects of the event. Even if I was in a difficult situation, take my word for it, you didn’t hear about it.
So has that changed? Does the quote from the 1976 movie, “Network” apply?
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" NAH!!
What got me thinking though was an article, or maybe more specifically a report, done by SevenFifty titled “2018 Career & Salary Survey Report.” As you might be able to tell, it surveyed people in the wine & beverage industry focusing on various traits and representations within the industry.
Other than realizing that I make ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY doing this blog and others out there seem to be doing pretty well, I did have a moment, very brief, a sort of “ah heck” (I try not to swear, title of the post being the exception) situation when I thought of “what could have been” had I taken a different course through life. I should mention that I’m not the type of person that reflects on my past life (I’m not talking about living in Roman times or anything like that). No, I’ve tried to learn from my past and move forward.
Not to bore you with the results of the survey, but if you’re interested click here. As I’ve mentioned before, it got me to thinkin’, (and as I’ve said before, that’s not always a good thing!). Scanning through the survey results, it looks like things may still show a rosy (not rosé) future for SOME of those in the business. “Spoiler Alert” there are still some issues out there like gender pay disparity, diversity, and healthcare (where have I been hearing a lot about those issues recently?).
But I want to put a positive spin on this, at least for me! So even as an Under-Employed, Under-Paid (actually none) and Under-Appreciated Wine Blogger, I feel great that I am self-employed, have my own hours and, with some exceptions, can write what I want; like this post! How’s that for turning a frown upside down?
As the old saying goes:
“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
It took me a long time to get where I am, and I’m happy to be here, doing what I’m doing. Now if I could only figure out how to use Instagram, all would be wonderful!