source: good women
I recently saw this little quote on Pinterest and the thought of it has stuck with me for days. "Your dream job does not exist. You must create it." And in the midst of all this, I've been feeling a little lost now that I started my big girl job and realize how completely un-in-love I am with it. So then I got to thinking, daydreaming, really. I started thinking about what my dream job would be if I could just create it, whatever I wanted to do (with the paycheck and number of hours during the day being no object of course).
My dream job would consist of waking up every morning to work on my blog, sharing my ideas, inspiration, and encouragement. Then it would be off to work at my brick and mortar store full of pretty clothing, repurposed furniture, and music by Christian artists. Owning my own brick and mortar has always been a part of my dream, the scary thing is I don't know how well it would go over in my small hometown (which I don't want to leave!) so that's where another part of the dream job would come into play. Owning an online store. So much of the shopping experience has moved online and I'm very partial to it myself. I'd love to be a part of a little online clothing store as well. I've followed Ruche on instagram for a while, loving all of their behind the scenes peeks and I think it would be amazing to work in an environment like that. Surrounded by other women with similar interests, being able to have a work dress code that actually fits my style, and getting to bring our pups to work! With all of that going on for the dream job on a daily basis, I'd love to do some things on the side too, such as writing fiction books and participating in creating magazine features. I'd love to be a photographer, capturing peoples memories for them. The role of a personal stylist also intrigues me, I'd love to help other women be able to redefine their style, find out what they like and what works best, and also to mentor young girls on being able to dress modestly but still feel confident. I'd also love to be a mentor for young girls in general. And of course, a fun part of the dream. I think about all the TV channels out their for specific personality types and I think it's only a matter of time before a station emerges that caters to the blogging community types, specifically fashionistas and crafters, and I think it would be absolutely amazing to be a part of something like that.
Whew, what a dream job. Like I said, time would not be a considering factor in this because there is no way there are enough hours in the day to do everything, but it's called a "dream" so that makes it okay to go a little overboard. I'm trying very hard to not let myself and my plans get in the way of whatever it is God has planned for my life. All of these things would be wonderful, but I want to know that I am where He wants me to be and that I am carrying out His will. I'm so excited to see what lies ahead, I know I wasn't given these passions for no reason, but I'm just still trying to figure out how everything is supposed to happen.
So my question to you is this. If you could do anything and everything that you wanted for your dream job, what would it be like?