If you look at my resume you will notice a distinct message: Change. I’ve had several “careers”, none of which I actually planned for – I just merely saw an opportunity that looked interesting and turned in that direction. Each turn built on something I had done previously, but there was no plan. (Just for reference, the original “plan” was to be a TV anchor. It’s okay to laugh now.)
But I continue to see the world that way in terms of jobs or learning new things. Always asking “What’s next?” I started making a list of jobs or experiences that I think would be fascinating.
Here is what I came up with:
- Location scout for a James Bond movie
- Naming OPI nail polishes
- Wardrobe consultant for a film
- White hat hacker
- Talk show host
- New car test driver
- Youth rabbi
- Fashion photographer
There were other things I considered putting on the list, but after a second thought, didn’t write them down. There comes a point where too much information about a subject is disillusioning or defeating or depressing. I’m thinking of jobs in the White House, medical research (though I love all things medical) and intelligence-gathering organizations. Nice places to visit, but I believe having lived in those worlds would leave you bruised and cynical and sad. Just a hunch.
What about you? Is there a dream job or fantastical job or just a job that seems really fascinating to you?