When I was young, I decided I wanted to be an archeologist. When my aunt informed me just how long it would take to earn my PhD, I figured every piece of archeological significance would be “dug up” already. So there went a dream career path. (Funny thing is, I went back to university to get my BA that morphed into 5 years getting my MA and PhD in history.).
To be honest, I never developed another ideal job idea until I found I liked my teaching methods (usually off-the-wall) and so did my students. So the ideal career path: a tenured position in the Department of History. I used to joke when students came by for office hours, until every space, every shelf was full of books you didn’t get tenure. Mine never got more than about 1/2 filled with books.
I enjoyed being the assistant editor with an academic journal. Or doing PR for a not-for-profit. (The first and only time I got fired!) Contract work writing instructor’s manuals. But these are all things that I did – my past lives.
As for the ideal job now. My head, stuffed with so many stories I tell myself, I could write for years! The ideal would be getting all those sentences and paragraphs out of my brain, so there is room for thinking what my ideal career path be. And really, I did consider being a television meteorologist – but I am highly unphotogenic.
So. my ideal job – being an archeologist shifting through the stuff in my head. That hasn’t already been all “dug” up. And hey, a book or two up might reside up there.
This is great — I’m in charge of today’s prompt and I never linked up to the prompt! I shall do that now!
Double oops, the prompt I wrote it for!!!!
This is my thoughts on an ideal career as asked by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Tale Weaver #16: ideal job/road not taken