Saturday, 4 February 2012
It's Monday, I must be a doctor
Being five, Lil-lil often gets asked: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Her standard answer is vet, but the other day she said to me: "Mum, I don't just want to be a vet, I want to be a lot of things. So I was thinking, on Monday I could be a vet. On Tuesday I could be a swimming teacher. On Wednesday I could have a restaurant. On Thursday I could be a mum. On Friday I could be a princess."
Well, I guess people do tend to have more than one career these days. Me, I have had just the two, working in magazines and then becoming a full-time mum. My older brothers have both had radically different careers in their working life. Skip has dabbled in different things at different times. Gone are the days of committing to job, let alone one employer, for life.
This got me thinking, what would I choose if I could do a different dream job every day of the week?
Here's my list:
Monday: I'd be a novelist. Sitting in a gorgeous room somewhere typing out perfect prose.
Tuesday: I'd be a film director. I want to be a film maker until I was about 20. I even studied film at university. Another dream that fell by the wayside.
Wednesday: This would be a good day to be a forensic scientist.
Thursday: Domestic goddess. Creating the perfect home and looking after perfect children (this is a dream list, after all).
Friday: Easy. Rock star. Cmon, who wouldn't want to be a rock star?
What are your dream jobs? Are you already doing your dream job? Share, share!