The other day, I was talking to my best friend on the phone and we were discussing what our “dream jobs” were as kids. I honestly couldn’t remember. How sad is that?
It took me a while to remember that I wanted to be marine biologist for a while – probably due to the fact that I looked up to my Aunt who was a scuba diver and I wanted to make a career out of something to do with the ocean. I loved being in the water and honestly, if my husband and I could move to, I don’t know, Honduras, and open up a scuba diving business to teach tourists, we would probably have our ultimate dream jobs.
I’ve been thinking of other things that I wanted to pursue as a child. One thing I finally remembered was working for the travel channel. That would be the ultimate dream job in my opinion. As a kid, I remember staying home from school and watching Samantha Brown on travel channel and hoping that one day I could grow up and do something like that. I’ve always wanted to travel. I’ve always wanted to somehow make that a career. Or at the very least, have a career that afforded me the ability to travel to my hearts content.
Another dream I never dared to dream was to become a writer. I never thought I was “good” enough to pursue writing as my friends seemed to always have a better way with words than I did. And it’s true, they still have a better way of verbalizing there opinions. But I still love to write and thus, this blog was born. It’s given me an outlet to write about serious things and silly things and it’s given me a chance to put my words down “on paper”.
So what happened to these dreams? They just evaporated over time, I guess. I grew up and started doing things I thought I was supposed to do instead of the things that I wanted to do. I’m not sure how to get back to pursuing my “dreams”, but I want too.
I’m not sure what my new “dream jobs” are or how to begin pursuing my new versions of the dreams I mentioned above, but I have a lot of thinking and researching to do. I have a family now so that is something that is a huge factor, but I want my children to look up to me and see passion and be proud. I need to find my passion. I need to find it for myself and my family. So that is another goal that I have for 2012. To truly find what it is that will make me happy to do with my life.
Do any of you have a dream job? Are you working in your dream job now? What was your dream job as a kid?