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What I always wanted to try.

In Post on September 29, 2009 by BillieHarper Tagged: , , ,

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because, well, let’s just say that, just like most people in this world, I don’t plan on staying at my current job for too long. And I certainly don’t plan on working this job as a career! So, I’ve been thinking and…day dreaming, if you will, about some of the things that I have wanted for a career in my short lifetime. I seem to change my mind more often than I can keep track of, and I have so many interests that it’s really hard to nail any one thing down and keep it for very long. Perhaps that’s why I’ve chosen an area to go into that will allow me to do several other things within my line of work. But, there are a few things on this list that I’d still really like to do!

-Glass blowing: I know, it sounds kind of silly and weird and, maybe a little dangerous, but I’ve always been fascinated by blown glass. Actually, when I was younger, Mom and I were in Oregon visiting my aunt and we went to a glass blower’s studio. I remember wondering what it would take to do that sort of thing. It’s so creative and unpredictable and…yes, a bit dangerous. Truth is, I’m a real wimp when it comes to heat, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to give this a try.

-Hiking Guide: Okay, so I’m a bit biased when it comes to the mountains and wanting to be there all the time. I’d probably do a lot of complaining if I had to spend all my time taking other people where they wanted to go, but I sometimes think that the view would make up for it. Of course, I’d want to take my dogs along 😀

-Park Ranger: When I was younger, it sounded like fun. These days, I’m a bit more cynical, and a lot more jaded. I know that being a government employee isn’t high on many peoples’ lists, and, frankly, I think there would be a lot of other things I could do in the mountains.

-Painter: It’s strange, but I’m not talking about, like, painting art, but rather, painting houses for a living. I think it would be a lot of fun, especially considering my love of color but lack of real artistic ability.

-College Professor: This is the closest to the profession I’ve actually chosen. I think the idea of being a professor is more appealing than the reality of it. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of young adults (probably from ages 14-25, and I’m only 23), and I’m nowhere near cool enough to be anything as effective as my own college professors.

I guess I think that we all leave some things behind when we actually make a life for ourselves. Most of us, at least. Some people are lucky enough to do what they love, love what they do, and be content doing the same thing their whole lives. I think sometimes that I envy people who know from a very young age what they want to do, how they want to forge a place for themselves in this world. I used to think I was one of those people. And then I grew up and realized that there are so many things I want to do…and how am I supposed to choose just one?