Sunday, January 5, 2014

My perfect job?

I keep looking for this this, thing... a career.

When I was young, I wanted to be a doctor. I went to college, pre-med, but couldn't finish. I decided that my difficultly at school was deeper; it was because I had picked the wrong career. I had a light go off and realized that I was meant to be a teacher.

So, I pulled up my boots and started (substitute) teaching. I loved it (not the substitute part, but the teaching part). I was starting my master's in teaching (a requirement in my state) on my road to becoming a High School English teacher. Then my bundle of joy came into my life and I became a mother.


I took a "break" and the teaching market dropped. Jobs went away; people were being let go, not hired. I was in a bad place and took to the temp agencies. I worked in a bunch of different offices, doing various things. I gained a lot of experience (a very good thing, because I didn't not work while in school).

I was a mom. I wanted to be with my daughter. Financially, we couldn't survive on one income. I needed to work. I hated it. I didn't want to work for minimum wage, at a job that I didn't like, while taking me away from my baby. I did it. Worked at the mall; work freelance; worked for one office, then another. I worked for this guy and that guy, even tried working for myself. Most recently, I worked at home.

The big problem that I have is, that I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I do have a dream, or two.

I love to write. I want someone to pay me to write (and I mean a living wage). I want to be a journalist and cover the big entertainment stories of my medium size city. I want to teach at a university, with a messy bun in my hair, glasses falling off my face and relics from my journey across our planet adorning the shelves of my stuffy little office.

Lately, while thinking of a more reasonable career goal. As journalism jobs are harder to come by than teaching jobs. I came across Marketing. I love doing customer service and sales (I'm good, too), but I did my social media marketing for one of my jobs and loved it. I researched a bit and like the idea - good money, creative work - but I have the wrong degree. Crap!!!

I have another dream... but its about starting my own business, because I hate having a boss. And starting my own business is not something that we can afford at the moment.

So what's my perfect job?

... I have a dream job and a ideal job, but tomorrow I start my new job. Part time and perfect mom hours, but again temporary. Let's see how this goes!