“What is your dream job?” The girl asked twirling her hair with a flirtatious smile, and casually sipping her milkshake. The boy who sat across from her with a hesitant grin shook his head and said, “Isn’t that the million dollar question?”
The question is easy to ask, and hard to answer isn’t it? When I was a kid, I think I changed what I wanted to be about every six months when something “glamourous” or appealing presented itself. If I saw a documentary on Archeologists, then you better believe I went to the library and picked out books on that topic. I could tehn turn around and find myself mesmerized with being an actress when a strong female lead inspired me. So that question is loaded for me, because I had huge aspirations for myself. Don’t ever ask me that on a first date, unless you want that to be the main topic of conversation.
Let’s be real though, my dream job would be to get paid the big bucks while sitting on a beach doing whatever I wanted. Reading new interesting books, designing posters, working on my handlettering or photography. I want something that lets me use my creativity to no end, and get well compensated for it, not because I need the money but because I need my beach house. Someone has to fund all of my surf lessons right?
For fun, I took “What’s Your Dream Career?” quiz by TestQ. It says I should be a famous painter. I don’t really have any fantastic painting skills, but apparently a quiz online can tell me otherwise. My point with this questionnaire is to tell you that the reason people ask this question is to see what kind of person you are and what your goals you hope to achieve in your life. Like I said earlier, it’s just a first date question. What you want to do isn’t a dream. We are so lucky to live in a society where we can create our own jobs and try to make our daydreams a reality. Naturally, my beach career isn’t actually something I would want forever, it could just be what I do when I retire. What I really want to do is help non-profits stay relative and help support them and their vision to make the world a better place. I would want to eventually become so big, that I could travel to different non-profits around the world and keep them updated. My dream job would be to travel, meet people and use my creative ability to help change the world. A few friends and me are actually making that dream a reality right now. We get together twice a week and are working on our business plan. What does this goal say about me? Well, you can fill in the blanks on what you think it means.
Baby Morgan liked to imagine herself in so many different roles trying to figure out her dreams. I think that she had something right. Don’t let your dream job be a stagnant goal. It should constantly be changing because as you are working towards that ideal career, you can cross steps off your list. Then when you get there, you keep striving for another goal. What I know for a fact, is that I never want to stray from my childhood imagination. That was what made me think I could do anything, and look at me now, I’m a 22 year old entrepreneur with the desire to change the world and make it a better place Dr. Suess had it right, you are going places.
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