I've had a chance in the last couple of months to allow my mind to wander about what I want to do with my life, career-wise. It's always been a question of mine - what was I born to do? What is my true passion? I've been good at alot of things but haven't truly loved them. How do you even figure out what your dream job is?
The truth of it is that when I dream and fantasize about what I would like for my life to look like, I really have always known what I love to do. Writing. I just have never known what type of writing I'd like to do as a career. But when I think about watching movies or TV shows, and what I see them do that makes me say, "I wish my life was like that..." it always goes back to people who write or who are in the literary field. Intellectuals. I think about Carrie Bradshaw, who gets to write a column for a living. I would even love to be a college professor (maybe I just love the idea of that more than I would actually love it.) I just love to ponder of subjects and debate topics with others. I love to give my opinion and tell stories. I've never liked writing fiction (I don't have the imagination for it) but I've always wanted to write a book. I've always loved to research and if I had time, I think I might like to study up on a topic and write a book about it someday.
I think I used to have this idea that most people don't do what they truly love for a living and that the idea of getting to do what I loved and get paid for it was a long-shot, so I just never thought of it being a possibility for my life. But as I look around, just in my own circle and family, I see many of my friends and family who are doing what they are passionate about for a living. Hair stylists, teachers, even my husband is getting closer and closer to his dream job. So, why is it so far-fetched that I can't do the same?
I feel like I am 33 and not getting any younger. I feel like our lives are changing and I am getting closer to having a career I truly can love and be passionate about. It's an exciting prospect, for sure. When I look at Avery, I just hope that I can instill in her that this life can be what you make of it, and that sometimes, you do things because you have to, but your whole life shouldn't be have to. Some of your life should be want to. I am getting there. Jason and I are already starting to see a life opening up for us that we just never thought would happen and it's pretty amazing to finally have choices in our life instead of being stuck until the next thing comes along.
What is your dream job? I am curious how many people I know that are actually doing what they love for a living and how many are just hanging in there until an opportunity opens up...