Should I quit blogging and look for a real job?
August 10, 2017 10:54am CST
I had been thinking about this matter on and off. I had resigned from my job 10 years ago after I gave birth to my 2nd child. Since then, I had became a full-time housewife, disconnected myself from the outside world, not knowing what is happening in the society. I had been blogging for 9 years now, which means, I did earn a small side income all this while. However, this small income could not cover up the expenses incurred at home. Not to worry much, my hubby can fill up the gaps. I heard that staying at home for a long time might result to Dementia and Alzheimer disease because lack of brain usage. Hence, I was thinking of looking for a real job to keep myself updated and to sharpen up my rusty brain too. If I really do, I might have to give up on blogging in the end. Money is not the issue right now. What do you think? Hope to hear some of your suggestions. Thanks. drawn by peachpurple
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@holdoors avocado with powdered milk and sugar
I doubt very much that Dementia and Alzheimer's* come from staying at home but I think you should indeed get a job. You'd widen your horizon, do something for your social skills and get back into the swing of things in general. *One of the most intelligent Germans, a professor of sociology, got Alzheimer's very badly. Nobody can do more thinking than he did. Up to now, the disease hasn't been understood completely.
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About Dementia and Alzheimer, my Mom is 96, she has NEVER worked, housewife at home all the time. She is a vivid mind, not a sign of Dementia or Alzheimer. Staying at home does not mean not using your brain. That said, I think you should get a real job.
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• Bunbury, Australia
For starters, I don't believe that about dementia and Alzheimers'. There are dozens of people who are very active physically and/or mentally and they still get these diseases. It's just something that's been put out there to make people feel better - and to sell more stuff about 'exercising' your brain etc. At least that's my take on it but if you want a job then good luck with it.
• Bunbury, Australia
@peachpurple I don't believe them. Maybe 'brain games' might help a little but for some I don't think anything is going to help. And the stories about exercising your brain has no doubt led to a huge increase in the sale of puzzle books, etc, so businesses like to keep the rumour going.