When you grow up, you eventually have to pick a profession and (somewhat) stick to it. At least for a little while. The problem for me is, there are so many different things I want to do with my life, it almost seems impossible to pick just one. I’d like to think I’ll have a chance to at least fulfill some of my dream careers; who knows, maybe I’ll even get to be them all. What are they, you may ask?
An archaeologist. Specifically an Egyptologist. Since adolescence, I’ve been completely captivated by everything Ancient Egyptian. When I spent a week in Egypt, I just wanted to explore beyond the ropes and barricades, to explore what the tourists weren’t allowed to see, to discover something exciting for myself.
An actress. The least likeliest of the bunch, this is actually the one I want the most. Unfortunately, the risks out way the percentage of succeeding (and I’m talking Hollywood), and it’s just not feasible to go after this dream right now. Sure, you can argue that if you have a dream you should always pursue it, but this is one I’d actually have to be willing to commit my entire life to, and I’m just not ready for that. Maybe in another life. Or a few years. Whichever comes first.
A psychologist. I’ve been told I give pretty good advice, and I like helping people, so I figure with an actual education in how to evaluate people and help them with their problems, I’d probably make (and enjoy being) a really good psychologist.
An interior designer. I love decorating and design. Maybe enough to make it a profession, maybe not.
A teacher. I’m not sure yet if I want to teach at the college or high school level, but I know I want to teach. I had a writing teacher in high school and an English teacher in college who both impacted me in such positive ways, I owe most of my determination to succeed as a writer to them. Mr. Johnson and Prof. McDermitt, if you’re reading this, thanks for giving me the nudge I needed to go after what I love.
A photojournalist. Although I don’t photograph nearly as much as I used to when I was a teenager, I love taking pictures and, of course, I love writing. My ultimate dream job would be writing for National Geographic Magazine.
A business owner. I’m talking non-profit, though. This I’m actually working on, but it will probably be quite awhile before I can actually get the project off the ground and out of the planning phase.
An author. I’d like to think this is one that will definitely happen for me. Sure, I’ve published other works before, but never a novel. I suppose it’s just up to me to actually finish one of the many works I’ve started. One day. For now, I’ll keep blogging like my life depends on it.
A lawyer. I often wonder if I am conniving enough to be a lawyer; I would want to be able to put some justice back in the justice system, but I know it’s not so black and white. There’s a lot of grey area I’m not sure I’d want to be involved in- like getting a murderer off free just to win my case.
One of these days I’ll hunker down and get serious about one (or two, or three) of these. Personally, my money’s on the actress. If only Hollywood would discover me already, geez.