Thursday, October 2, 2014

#blogtober: Dream Job

This is a tough one. I don't know that I ever had a "dream job" when I was younger. I mean I had many "dream lives" for the longest time I dreamed (dreamt isn't correct? huh.) that I'd be Lance Bass' wife. I could live that life. 
Then for a solid year I dreamed about being Barbie. She has THE life. How many houses does that bitch even own? 
THEN there was the time I wanted to just own horses. That's what I aspired to do in my life was owning horses. So I could put on my Felicity dress (yup, my mom made it be jealous) and just ride horses. Because obviously, that's the life. Clearly, even better than Barbie's with so many houses she can't possibly enjoy them all. 
Even still to this day I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I'm currently an "insurance specialist" I work in a medical office, I submit claims to insurance companies, call when they don't pay, send statements to the patients. Which doesn't sound like a lot, but some insurance companies are super stubborn for no apparent reason at all. Not to mention 60% of my day is spent on the phone with said insurance companies or their super annoying voice automated systems that really suck. (looking at you Blue Cross and Blue Shield)
My best friend is going to school to be a PTA (physical therapy aide) and I'm so happy she's following her dreams, but this just makes me think about what I want to do for the rest of my life? What dreams I want to follow.. But I don't really have any work dreams. A couple things I've thought about doing is:
Esthetician: Working with skincare. You can work in a dermatologists office (which is what I would shoot for) and do medical esthetician things like microderms and chemical peels and things like that, which would be super fun. Or you can work in a spa and give facials, which isn't up my alley. I'd much rather wear scrubs and work in a doctor office. I love skincare, it's always been an obsession of mine. Now that I finally got my skin to calm down I'm purchasing more make up-y stuff rather than skin care stuff because I don't want to freak it out again, but I go through phases where I'm buying a new mask or cleanser on the regular. 
The other thing I've thought about recently is an editor. A book editor, a magazine editor, a newspaper editor. It doesn't really matter I'd probably do it all. I love editing, and I hate reading a published book that's rather popular and finding a mistake. How much did they pay this editor and they didn't find this? I'm sure they probably had to read the book a gazillion times and after a while I'm sure the lines all run together, but seriously? That word is obviously spelled wrong. Wouldn't that hurt their editor "cred". Anyway, I love reading. And I love telling people when their wrong, so these are really combining two things I love. And maybe I'd let Roland be right more often.. 
They both sound ideal and wonderful and like I'd enjoy them. But what if we pay all this money for me to do all this schooling and then I end up not liking it? I'm stuck in a job I don't like for the rest of my life because I have a degree or certificate to go with it... I guess it's not much more different than me being a job now I don't like without a degree... 
When I was in school I changed my major a lot. I know everyone says that happens the first year or two, but I only attended college for 5 semesters and I think I changed my major 15 times. Nursing, english, english education, elementary education, psychology.... obviously I've never known what I wanted to do. 
Helene in Between

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7 comments:

  1. Um yes! I wanted to be Barbie too! One of the special holiday themed ones. I am in the same boat as you.. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do.

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  2. OMG I'm totally jealous of your felicity dress. Where can I get one of those?!

    You can totally find your niche, sometimes it just takes a little time! Don't let go of the Barbie dream though...you never know!

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  3. I feel you, I have a pretty bland job right now too, but it pays the bills ya know? Hope you have a good day!

    tattered to taylored

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  4. A book editor sounds neat! Cute blog!

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  5. I need to find 'the job' too, but it gets a little more difficult when in a foreign country!

    Diana - Life in German.

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  6. UMMM, when I left for college I was an English major with every intention of being a book editor. I hate finding errors, and I thought it would mean I could read all the new books before they came out ;)

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  7. That is the worst when I am reading a book and find a mistake!! Or recently I was reading a book and the characters name was spelled differently in a couple of places. For real? Not cool.

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