Thanks to Sam for posting about her dream job, I have decided to jump on the train and participate in #Blogtober14 hosted by Helene & Taylor! I love all of the prompts and think you all should join in too!
Throughout my childhood and to this day my “dream job” was constantly changing, but there are a few that I specifically remember saying “This is what I am going to do!”
When I was very young, 2nd grade, I wrote down that I wanted to be a nurse. I have no idea where this came from and I don’t actually remember wanting to be a nurse, but I still have the school assignment where I wrote it down. Today, I could NEVER be a nurse. Needles going into my skin or anyone else’s skin creep. me. out! Hells no.
Then in middle school, I remember always saying that I was going to be a lawyer and that I was going to go to Harvard Law School…yada yada yada. Yeah, that didn’t happen. I know there are different types of lawyers but I soon realized that it wasn’t worth the stress for me and it seems like it could be a risky job dealing with other individuals under large amounts of stress.
Onto to the next large dream….a college professor. What the heck was I thinking. I don’t even know where this idea came from honestly. I mean, yeah…I do like to help others & teach them things (often math or chemistry) but I don’t know. Who knows. I got over that one quickly.
At the end of high school I was determined that I was going to major in Chemical Engineering & Computer Science going into college. I LOVED math, chemistry, and computers. They were subjects that I was good at, but I didn’t know anything about the professions. I took a few classes during my first three semesters and realized that being an engineer or sitting at a computer doing programming was not what I wanted my life to be. I went through a HUGE reality check and ended up dropping down to part-time status for a semester after dropping the majority of my classes.
Needless to say I graduated with a B.B.A. with a Major in Airport Management and a B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Air Traffic Control and I’m not working in a job that deals with either of them. I am VERY happy that I was able to get two degrees and I do love the aviation world, but going through life I don’t think I would be as happy doing those professions as I would doing something else.
To this day I still have no idea what my dream job is but I do know that I will get there one day. Life is constantly changing and throwing new challenges at you. I’m here for the ride and enjoying my time while it’s going on. Cheers to not knowing what I want to be when I grow up!