Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dream Job

Do any of you ever consider what your dream job would be? If you could just say the words and it would happen, what would you choose to do? I have spent a fair (okay a ridiculous) amount of time lately thinking about getting a job and it’s made me consider what my dream job would be. In all honesty, I have been so very blessed because I have had my dream job for last 11years. Unfortunately, my dream job had an expiration date. I’m stating that with a tear in my eye, but its true…life goes on. I know that some people continue to stay at home after their kids are in school, but for me its just not the same without little ones running around driving me crazy, so its time for me to move on.

Of course I’m hoping to get a teaching job and I am really looking forward to having a classroom and working children. That being said, I can’t help but consider, if I could do anything, absolutely anything, what would I choose.

Teaching would definitely still be on my list. I really do think that I’ll love teaching, and after being a mom, it is what I always thought I would do. However, if I wasn’t limited in any way there are some other things that I think I would enjoy as well.

I would love to be an author & write books: I love books in general, they just make me happy. I love reading, I always have. Honestly, I am very attached to several fictional characters. To me it would be incredibly fulfilling to create characters and their world that they live in. To just be able to create something from nothing, and find out where it goes & what happens. Take Harry Potter for example (whether or not you’re a fan is irrelevant I’m just using this as an example because HP is so popular). Before J.K. Rowling wrote that first book Harry Potter didn’t exist, she created him and made him come alive. There is a whole Harry Potter world that exists now because of her. I just think being able to do something like that would be amazing.

I also think I would enjoy being a photographer. Not the kind of photographer that takes portraits of our kids & families. I would want to be the kind that captures life and the world around us. I would want to take those pictures that seem more like works of art than photographs.

I would also love (brace yourselves, this is definitely the most far-fetched) to be on Broadway. I really, really love musicals and plays. When Chris & I went to New York a couple of years ago we saw 4 shows while we were there if that gives you any indication of how much I love, love, love these shows. This too, would be amazing. To take a character and make it come to life, to actually become that character for a short time, oooohhh, I love it!

Well, there you have it. A few of the things I would do with myself if ability, training, and talent were optional! However, since I live in the real world, and those things do matter, I will just be content with enjoying the talent of others.

Now, what would you do? If the possibilities were limitless, and little things like talent and ability couldn’t stand in your way. What would your dream job be?


  1. I don't know what I would want to be if I could pick anything in the world. I would love to have an amazing voice and to be able to perform in front of millions of people...that would be neat! I'm with you on the Broadway thing, too. Oh well, guess we'll just have to settle for teaching jobs. :) It's fun to dream, I guess. :) By the way, I was going to tell you, too, that I'm not sure why my website is listed over and over again on your traffic feed. I didn't want you to think I was a blog stalker. :) People must jump from my blog to yours or something. I couldn't believe it when I looked over there. Wow!

  2. Assuming that no additional schooling is required...I've got some really random ones for you...

    I would love to be a nurse. I started out in nursing, don't know why I ever left it, well actually I was too dumb to realize that "ER" was a drama & that things were over-dramatized...another story for another time. Always have regretted that I didn't stick with nursing.

    Assuming that I didn't have children, I think it would be super fun to be a travel agent, like a really good one that gets to "try-out" all the exotic places.

    Also, assuming that I didn't have children I think it would be fun to be on the news, like FoxNews...would love to meet people in power & grill the ones that I can't stand!!!

    And, I have ALWAYS wanted to be a hairstylist/cosmetologist. I think it would be so much fun to make people feel better about themselves every day. I've thought at least a million times about going back to school for this, but...then it's back to reality :)

  3. I have some pretty random dream jobs too....

    I would love to be a NICU nurse. There is absolutely NO WAY that I could ever be one because I am terrified of "all things medical". I only feel this way because of the impact that all of the NICU nurses had on my life. I feel like this would be my way of showing appreciation for all that they did for my babies and for me.

    I wanted to be a pharmacist, but didn't want to put in the school hours.

    Here is the most random one - I really want to work as the check in person at a nice hotel. I have absolutely no idea why I would ever want to do this, but it has always been in the back of my head as something fun to do. :)

  4. Mine are a little crazy too! If money were no object and people didn't think I were weird I would totally be one of the following:

    A wedding/event planner

    A dance teacher

    or maybe even a greeter at Wal-mart! : )

  5. You have one of my dreams..write a book (children's book). I could totally see you on Broadway, you should definitely go for it! My REAL be a fabric designer!!!!! I WILL DOT IT ONE DAY!! this is brooke

  6. Stacy,
    We are the same person! Being on Broadway has always been a secret dream of mine, even though I can't really sing and have ZERO rhythm and coordination!!