In honor of those graduating schools and joining the workforce this month, here are some awesome memoirs of women working and doing jobs that are unusual but satisfying for the women who do them. And probably the men that do them too. Except the nuns, still no male nuns.
- Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri
- Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia by Jennifer McGaha
- How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
- Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
- In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon
- Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham
- An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir by Mary Johnson
- Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall
Anyway, the point is that life sometimes takes us in directions we don’t expect. Sometimes they’re good and sometimes they’re bad. Sometimes what you went to school for has nothing at all to do with what you end up doing in life. None of that really matters so long as what you do brings some sort of joy. Joy, not happiness. Even the best jobs have crappy times.
Good luck out there and keep a look out for whatever good things come your way.