Ever since my last post, this question has been percolating in my mind over and over:
What do I want to do with my life?
I mean, here I am with a part-time job and a few contracts to keep life interesting, but no set career job right now. While this is obviously an uncomfortable situation to me, I am trying to view it as the opportunity to get it right. To find that job that will hopefully leave me feeling professionally fulfilled and my bank account a little happier, too.
So with that in mind, I’m going to play the game of:
If I could wake up tomorrow and start any fantasy job, I would want to do any of these:
1) Brand Marketing Specialist/Strategist/Manager (whatever title a company might be using)
Not just because the title sounds cool but because this is what I feel my career has been building towards since my early days when I first entered into the big, bad world of Sports Marketing. Branding is simply in my professional DNA. I get it, it gets me. We go together like PB& J. I like plotting out the road map a brand should take, I like bringing together different marketing tactics to make one kick-ass campaign. Plotting, planning and bringing those ideas into fruition- does it really get any better than that?
2) Café Owner
Okay, I know we just did a 180 here from corporate marketing chick to small business owner. But this has been a dream of mine and Dustin’s since pretty much the beginning of our relationship, and it’s been a long-harbored dream of mine since before then. I mean really, it’s not a secret that I love to cook and bake and that I can’t function without coffee. I also love cooking for other people and experimenting with all kinds of different ingredients to make delicious meals. So to be able to house that into a happy little business where I can come up with unique menus and celebrate what I love most about food on a daily basis and get paid for it, would be pretty incredible.
3) Interior Designer
I know, I know another random tangent. To be honest, I don’t really know where this is coming from. All I know is that I’ve probably watched way too many home decorating shows (hey-some people like to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians; I’m shamelessly addicted to Candice Tells All). I’m also 99% sure that my drive towards home ownership is simply an excuse so I can finally design my dream house. I love beautiful spaces and I love being inspired through magazines, TV shows and obviously Pinterest. I love hunting through flea markets, home décor and fabric stores, and don’t even get me started on the home and kitchen sections at The Bay. I like putting different fabrics together with paint colours, and exploring how this texture works with that one. So why not- it’s a fantasy and I can dream, right?
Looking at this list though, I guess what I love most is the creative process. I love starting with a concept and running with it. New ideas excite me and I’m not a huge fan of the repetitive or mundane. So while I clearly have a wide-variety of career interests, that may or may not make sense with my current work experience, at least I know fundamentally what I want out of a career, regardless of what the vocation may be.
If you could wake up tomorrow, what would your chosen profession be?