“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius
How many of us wake up in the morning and spring out of bed with enthusiasm and excitement ready to do what we love? I’m not one of those people…yet…but instead, I’m on a journey to find out how to incorporate all (or a good majority) of my passions into my daily life and career.
I’ve been thinking about my ideal job for as long as I can remember. I’m currently a full time Graphic Designer, and it’s been great, but through the years my interests and passions have increased and changed, and I wondered if I’d ever be able to combine all of my loves into a job that would provide me with an honest to goodness living! Maybe there’s not one single job that contains all of my interests, but I’m keeping an open mind to the possibilities of multiple small jobs. So without further ado, here’s a brief look into the attributes of my perfect career(s):
Travel Writing/Creative Writing/Blogging
When the travel bug bit, I enjoyed it so much that I had to document my adventures. Since then, I’ve submerged myself into creative writing of all kinds, and blogging has inspired me to continue my passion.
Travel photography brings me so much joy. I’m still learning the ins and outs of my camera, and I’ve enjoyed contributing photos and illustrations to http://www.shutterstock.com for a few years. It’s provided a very tiny income stream, but to know that there are people out there who find my work valuable enough to purchase it is really exciting…and humbling!
Can you tell I like traveling? Aside from the obvious, here are a few more things that would enhance my dream job(s):
- Working with friendly & professional people
- Set my own hours / flexibility
- Meeting people from around the world
- Telecommute occasionally
- Time to exercise in the morning
- Be the best version of myself
- Be inspired by my work
- Writing about health/wellness
- Inspire/help others
- Respect among peers
- Time for family
- Not behind computer all day
- Be among nature occasionally
- Use my passport!
So until that day comes, I will continue to pursue my dreams and hopefully one day spring out of bed excited and enthusiastic to do what I love! ♥
So tell me, are you living your dream, or are you in the process of getting there? I’d love to hear about your journey and what steps you’re taking to achieve your goal!