21 Reasons for . . . Being Me?

Hey, it’s Rey!  Man, did I have a hard time figuring out what my reasons would be related to—and if they’d be good/positive ones or be excuses for something.  Like, should I post about me being happy to be me?  My life as an actress?  Being asked to do something I don’t want to?

You should see my notes.  If you could read—what Lindy-Loo sneeringly calls “akin to chicken scratches”—you’d find five pages of points.  A “mish-mash” Cousin Jilly calls them.  And a pffllllllllllt to you both, ladies.

So-o, I opted for 21 reasons why I like being a P.I. and having founded the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.  Okay, okay—having co-founded the agency.

    1. I like the excitement and thrills that come with solving a case.
    2. Putting together the pieces of a puzzle—that case—gets the ol’ gray matter movin’.
    3. We’re good at what we do, so we can take pride in that, and that makes for a bleepin’ solid reason for being a P.I.
    4. And speaking of pride, I’m proud of the reputation we’re building as a bona fide, budding agency.
    5. It’s great to help people.
    6. It’s even grander to assist in easing a person’s burdens (yeah, Linda helped me reword the original one: “it’s cool to end people’s problems”).
    7. I like the “power”.
    8. I like the variety; no case is ever the same.
    9. It’s a blast trying to outmaneuver a bad guy/gal.
    10. The networking part is fun; building relationships is super cool.
    11. It’s fantastic to make new friends.
    12. Meeting people in different professions is awesome.
    13. Learning new things related to those different professions is also awesome.
    14. Growing as a P.I. and person is worth a few pats on the back.
    15. B&Eing is something I’m good at and I enjoy (it’s fun, even if my cousin and BFF would disagree, big time).
    16. My mom can’t criticize me—too much—for not having a “real” job.
    17. It’s cool (and self-satisfying) to tell people—especially those family folks who always looked down their nose at me for being a B-actress—that I’m a successful private investigator.
    18. Even if salary is based on the completion of a case, I (we) earn pretty decent money . . . which helps with those sales I do so love (can’t resist those bags, shoes, and earrings).
    19. I love the flexibility; it’s not working 9-to-5 in an office environment (I’d so not do well at that).
    20. While we do “report” to our client, there’s no boss.
    21. I like the unpredictability; it’s exciting and keeps me on my toes.

Yeah, life as a P.I. is really good.

Here’s to a great weekend.  Enjoy!

Author: tylerus

I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction. So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects). It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.

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