“If you could do anything in the world to make a living what would it be?”
In this day and age, many people are just grateful to have a job – let alone their dream job. We have so many restraints with money, location, children, time and so forth, that a job which suits just one or two of these factors is sometimes all we can wish for. I could list millions of jobs I would love to do, but is a Dream Job a job only realistic in your dreams, or a job you dream of one day having?
When I had children, I knew I was giving up on many of my job options. Not because I have to as such, but because I want to. Now a single mum, my options are even more limited. I will never be some high-powered lawyer, a super-model, an actress living in NY etc etc. Not all of those are attributed to the children mind you (the supermodel thing is definitely solely on me!) but even if I aspired to be those things, I wouldn’t follow them now because of the life I want with my children. I choose to be home when they are, I choose not to put them in childcare, I choose to be there mum whenever they are free (outside of school time).
I know that ultimately I want to be self-employed. Some people are born to be self-employed, others prefer to work for others and not worry about the stress of your own business. I want to be my own boss, be in charge of my own life and job, say what I do and when. Its nothing about being lazy or working from home, its just about it being my own little stamp on the world. My small mark, doing something I want to do.
There are a lot of things I would happily do. Something connected to the internet – I once wanted to make my site www.Deckleswood.com a full time occupation. Something connected to computers, games etc. – a high street/online shop, retail focused. Something connected to murder mysteries or fancy dress – my friend and I joked about opening a Fancy Dress exchange online shop once. Something connected to organising – perhaps Wedding planning or on a wider horizon, Event Planning.
Everything takes both time and money though and it isn’t always easy to decide on one direction over another. Give me a lottery win and I might be able to tell you my dream job. Till then I’ll try to be happy with a job that suits my life and pays an average wage. One day I’ll hopefully be doing Something I love, Something I’m good at and Something someone will pay me to do!