Blog Challenge, Day Nine: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
As a kid, I would have never said "I wanna be a property manager when I grow up!" I had several standard answers....actress, author, teacher, veterenarian.... Although I still to this day love the idea of performance and wish I'd gotten more involved in theater in college, the only acting I ever did was the occasional little kid school play and I took an improv class in college. The class was awesome, I loved every minute of it! And I played a great chicken in my kindergarten play. :) I also thought that being a veterenarian was cool, because you get to take care of animals. I don't think I could have handled it when they were very sick and crossed the rainbow bridge, though. And I don't have the scientific brain to be a doctor, I just don't.
I moved on to wanting to be an author after reading all of the "Little House on the Prairie" books. Little did I realize that Laura Ingalls Wilder wasn't an author until her sixties and seventies, that she was mainly a farmer's wife and contributed to their farm. I guess blogging for my benefit as well as the handful of people that read this blog is a small realization of that dream!
In college, I worked at a coffee shop, and it fueled the desire to open my own coffee shop someday. I would bask in the warm glow of that idea, OWNING a coffee shop, having "regulars" and talking to them. That bubble burst when I sat back and saw the reality of it: open every day, working by myself a lot, smelling like coffee grounds and bleach cleanser all the time. And the hiring and firing of employees, I saw the owner of the coffee shop in college have to do that a lot. It happens, when you have a coffee shop in a college town. College kids aren't always the best employees, and career-minded. I'm qualified to say that: I was a college kid once!
So honestly? I don't know if I have a "dream job" anymore. I do enjoy property management, though I am an elderly housing specialist by trade and kind of "fell"into managing a family housing complex. I never expected my career to lead me here, and it's not someplace that I am comfortable or want to stay. And hopefully, HOPEFULLY, before this thirty-day challenge is over, I will be back at an elderly site, interviewing applicants for my new building. So I'd say, my perfect-for-me job...working in elderly housing. It's not the easiest thing and it's not without its problems. But I know that I was happiest when I was doing just that.