“So your youngest sister moved in with you, right?” I asked my friend. “How’s she doing?”
“She’s fine, just looking for a job,” my friend replied.
“What kinds of jobs is she looking for?”
“Anything! But she wants to be a flight attendant most of all.”
“She’d be a perfect flight attendant! She’s so slim and tall and pretty!” I gushed. “I wish I could be one, but I’m a little teapot, short and stout.” I sighed with a pout.
This conversation made me think about today’s blog post topic:
Flight attendant. I’d love a chance to travel all over the world, for free!
A cruise ship job. For the same reason as above.
Librarian. Okay this was one of my dreams as a nerdy kid, because I thought I could read books while watching the library at the same time, but now I realize that I would probably not be able to do that and would be bored with putting away books and stuff.
Computer programmer. I always wanted a career in IT. Tech is something that fascinates me as well as something I’m actually pretty good at.
Advertising or marketing role. I have a very creative mind and friends describe me as always pregnant with ideas, and I really enjoy brainstorming sessions. I can totally see myself being like one of the guys on the TV show The Crazy Ones.
A director or script writer. Or any behind the scenes role in making movies or TV shows. I was once an extra for a movie and I found the shooting experience to be really fascinating!
Book author. I’ve always wanted to write a novel. I have some ideas for stories but just haven’t had the discipline to actually sit down and write them. Maybe someday, hopefully?
Magazine contributor or newspaper columnist. I enjoy putting words and/or pictures together. Like making a blog!
Full time travel blogger. Because see above, and also the first one on this list.
Motivational speaker. I love giving speeches. Right now I’m really excited about giving one as a maid of honor and have already thought about what to say even though the wedding is an entire year away. I know, right, who does that??
Speech writer. If I can’t give speeches, I’d settle for writing them. One of the happiest moments of my life was when my friend became our batch valedictorian and he asked me and another friend to help him write his valedictorian address.
Counsellor or psychiatrist. This last one was actually my friend’s suggestion. Just last night, she said I give amazing advice, adding: “I don’t know where she gets this but it seems like she is always able to say the right words when you ask for advice. Dee, you should be a counsellor.”
Now I’m not saying that I don’t like my current job. But it’s not wrong to daydream about others, right?
And now I’ll end this post with a quote about jobs from Steve Jobs (ha!):
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.