I am on the heels of finding a new direction in my life and, in doing so, was contemplating where I’ve been. I need a paying job right now, but not just any kind of job. I want a job that fulfills my passion and desires!
I know in my heart I am a passion seeker – not a job seeker. As much as I need the money right now, I can’t bring myself to trade drudgery for time that I could otherwise spend on living the best life I can live. I’ve spent far too long on the drudgery as it is.
I haven’t created a resume in a few years, to be honest, and a resume certainly isn’t a good reflection of who I am NOW. That got me thinking about where I want to go…someday.
I’m not sure how or when I’ll get the chance to try them all out, but in a perfect world I’ll eventually get to them – even if I don’t need the money. There’s something about each of these that just fascinates the pants off me. So the more I can try out, the better!
The 15 jobs I’d like to try some day – in no particular order:
- Published author – There’s something magical in my mind about leaving a legacy that lasts beyond my time here on Earth. I want to tell a story and let it live on.
- Full-time blogger – I want to pop into people’s lives informally and touch it on a frequent basis, making their day just that much better. I want to help others. I want to share what I know and pay it forward. I want to make a difference.
- Cruise ship employee – I’ve always wanted to see faraway places and take my time getting there. What better than to get paid to do it?
- Rancher – There’s something fulfilling about giving a hard day’s work. Being around nature, sitting in a saddle and feeling the sun against my skin just fills my soul.
- Gold miner – Some of the magic of pulling minerals out of the ground involves roughing it, feeling hope with each pan of dirt, breathing in the sweet air of the nature surrounding me.
- Screenwriter – This goes back to telling a compelling story, educating others, inspiring them…in a medium that most people can appreciate.
- Workshop mentor – People have dreams, just like me. What better way to make those dreams happen than to bring passionate people together to learn a craft as one? The ultimate goal would be to create a nonprofit foundation that covered all the expenses for each participant. Not everyone can afford such a venture. I want to make it affordable and memorable. I want to help change lives.
- Fitness trainer – This may be a big stretch when considering my current lifestyle, but the satisfaction of pushing myself to the limits, then giving others the same opportunity appeals to me. I want to be healthy and pay that benefit forward.
- VA Big Wig – Fixing a broken system won’t happen overnight, but if I had the chance to influence a system by giving an inside-out/outside-in perspective, I think a lot can be accomplished. I think infusing common sense would be so rewarding, not just for me but for everyone in that system.
- Bookstore employee – There’s something calming about this to me: Being surrounded by all those books and happy coffee drinkers. I’d discover new material every day that I would want to read!
- Photographer/videographer – I love to create through a view of the world from my own eyes. I’ve never done it other than a point-and-shoot perspective. I want to do it regularly, and well.
- Charity founder – I’ve run a nonprofit in the past, but it was created out of someone else’s dreams. I want to select a population that is most forgotten about and give them everything I have through my own passion and heart.
- Restaurant reviewer – Getting paid to consume something that I didn’t have to cook AND get paid to share my opinion about it? Yes, please!
- Adventure guide – I love adventure. I admire those who do it for a living. Getting paid to take on life to the fullest? Absolutely. I’d go whitewater rafting, camping, hunting, hiking, fishing…everything outdoors just fills my soul. Doing it with others is even better. Getting paid to do it? Priceless!
- Gardener/Landscaper – This is a personal battle, actually. I could kill a plastic plant. It’s more of a need to overcome the limiting beliefs that I can’t keep plants alive. I honestly crave the feeling of growing something wild and feeling dirt in my hands. To be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor would be a pinnacle in my quest to let the Earth provide exactly what I need to thrive.
So yeah, we’ll see what happens down the road, but we have enough to keep us busy that’s for sure. Figured I could always shoot for a “one job a month” project under the premise of writing a book or something too Maybe even a blog series? I bet I could finagle that if I really tried hard enough.
How about you guys? Any fun or interesting jobs on your to-do list?
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