Jul 25, 2012

the dream job



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?

17 comments:

  1. My dream job would involve me moving to St Ives in Cornwal, UK- about 5 hours from where I live now, and having beautifully light and spacious Art studio. I could wake up in the morning, walk my dog ( also part of the dream) along the beach as the sun comes up. Return home to the studio and paint, draw and create work to exhibit in the cute little local galleries and at fairs. Obviously, being in Cornwall, I would grow beautiful flowers and plants and bake tummy cakes to sell alongside the art. When the day is done I could walk to the beach and surf as the sun goes down. Heaven!

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    1. That really does sound like a dream! SO refreshing, calm, peaceful, and full of things that inspire you to create! Hope you get the chance at your dreams girlie! :)

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  2. I too would LOVE to own my own little clothing store. Seeing bloggers like Kendi do it give me hope that it is actually possible!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter my Daisy Rae giveaway!

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    1. Oh me too! Whenever Kendi said she was opening her store I was so excited for her and maybe a little jealous? I wanted to experience that too! Maybe someday! :)

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  3. LOVE this post!!! I just sent it to two of my friends actually. I'm still working on defining my dream job but it definitely involves blogging and non-profit fundraising :)

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    1. I'm glad you love it! Those both sound like amazing parts to a dream job! Best wishes in going after it! :)

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  4. I'm not exactly sure what my dream job would be, but I think once my kids are old enough and I am ready to go back to work full time, I would like to work for myself. I'm trying to sort it out now. I actually purchased the "Dream Job" ecourse from Red Velvet (they have a 25% off sale now). I'm hoping it helps me sort through some of it.

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    1. I took Elsie's course too! It's the best, I feel like I really earned a lot and maybe discovered a little bit more about what I wanted my dream job to be during it! It's so awesome that they are on sale now! Hope you love it! Elsie's so inspiring, of course! :)

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  5. Man o man - I am super inspired. Thank you so much for putting these thoughts into words. I have been churning for weeks now, ready to make my dream job come true. Thank you for the extra push!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad you felt inspired!

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  6. It's funny you ask this, because a month ago I would've spun off on a long description of how I wanted to professionally compete in the horse industry as well as coach and train other riders/horses. Just about three weeks ago I left the horse industry to move back to Colorado and finish school and see what other things I can find that I love to do.

    My blog is only a week old, but I've found it to be something I really enjoy doing and I've already started connecting with other bloggers with similar interests which is wonderful. I'm thinking of maybe learning how to sew and I'm exploring my fashion tastes, so I guess I'll see where it goes. For a while, when I was still doing horses full time, I did work in retail and I really loved it so I'm hoping I can take that farther into a marketing and PR career for the fashion industry. But that's just this week. Who knows what next week will bring? I feel like every day I'm discovering new things that I enjoy doing and so far I can't find something that captures my passion wholly and completely. It's a daunting prospect.

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    1. Haha, you are so right! Things change so frequently whenever we find something we love but never really thought about before! It is a daunting prospect. Every best wish towards reaching your dreams! :)

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  7. My dream job would be a full time baker! Don't worry, your not the only one with big crazy scary dreams. I want to own my own cute little bakery, which would hopefully turn into a chain if it does really well. I'd just design cakes and cupcakes all day long, and the bakery itself would be filled with vintage furniture and make you feel like you're at a tea party whenever you visit. Sighhhh...one day, we'll make it!

    Lovely little thought provoking post :)

    From Cupcakes, With Love x

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    1. Okay well I would just love to visit this one day bakery of yours. A tea party on pretty vintage furniture in pretty dresses sounds like a true treat! One day is right! Best wishes with your pretty dream! :)

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  8. I'm so happy you posted this. I have been having such a weird time lately trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. My dream job is to become a lawyer- a prosecutor for criminal cases. But, at the same time, I crave something more creative. Part of me wants to write forever- write novels and poetry and short stories. And then, like you, if I could blog full time, I'd be in heaven! I really appreciate your post! Very thought provoking!

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  9. I loved reading this Jessica - I can definitely relate. I've been un in love with my job for 6 years and I'm hoping change is coming soon :) Keep dreaming and make it happen, right?

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. you're beautiful. i know you'll accomplish all your dreams. persevere, stay hungry, and most of all, remain true to your values. xo.

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