It is quite an adventure being out there on the career market again. It’s funny 2o years ago when I became a nurse, I thought I would always be a nurse. 5 years ago when I started working in sales, I thought I would always work in sales. There is a part of me that is so excited right now! Each day I look at monster, career builders and other websites and I go over all the new job postings. I have been putting in applications for things I never dreamed of. I believe that when God closes one door he opens another. Now my job is to pay attention and be at the door when it opens and not standing at the window. 😉
Today, while I was talking with one of my friends about what we want to do with our lives and careers when she asked me “What did you want to be when you were a little girl?” Funny growing up I was usually barefoot, and I would gather turtles, or salamanders, cousins or any other willing (or not so willing) souls and teach. I don’t really recall what I was teaching them, but it could last for hours. For as long as I can remember I have loved to bead, create jewelry, and beatify anything I can with arts and crafts, but most of all I dreamed of being a famous writer, one who traveled the world writing. Oh, yes and I was sure at several points in life I would become a professional photographer… Have you ever seen me without a camera? Seriously? Then when I got to be a teenager I decided to join the Peace Corp, but my parents were totally opposed to that.
One thing I never lacked was imagination. When I graduated I wanted more than anything to work that summer in Dollywood. In my heart, I just knew if I went to work there I would get to meet her and it would be so much fun everyday at the theme park. The truth is, had I of gone there, I would probably still be working there. Even now at the ripe old age of 40, I often wonder how I could find a way to do volunteer work in the Eagle Sanctuary on Eagle Mountain in Dollywood. Even if just for a week. If any of you have a direct line that can beam me up to the Eagle sanctuary for a week or two of internship I am sure I could learn a lot. I know, I know Dolly is way too busy planning her 2011 World Tour to meet me, but the Eagles on the mountain would love me, and I them!
Now back to the real world, and career builders. This might be that pivotal turn around moment where I start a career completely opposite of anything I have ever done. I know God has a plan and I am keeping my eyes open. That is what I am looking for a job that feeds my soul. Can you imagine, they say do what you love and it won’t seem like work…..
Do you love what you do?? I love hearing people talk about their career’s especially when they love what they do. Two of my friends that have had weight loss surgery have opened restaurants. How cool is that? They still get to cook everyday, and both tell me their main ingredient is love. I don’t foresee myself being a chef anytime soon. But, who knows when the door opens, I am going to be ready even if I have to cook a little bit 😉
Does your career feed and nourish your soul?? Are you doing what you love and love what you do?