November 26, 2013

Dream jobs.

Growing up, I had so many different ideas for what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wanted to be a nurse, then a pediatrician, then an English teacher, the list was endless and changing daily.
Now that I'm 28 and all grown up, I have no idea what I want to do with my life.
None. 


I love being a stay at home mom, I love being able to see the kids develop into their own people and personalities.  I always knew that once they were all in school I'd probably get a job, but the more I think about it the more I don't just want to get a job... I want to figure out what I want to do with my life.   The time gets closer and closer as the kids grow up.  Owen's almost 2 now and I still have no idea what I want to do.  I could go to school and take some classes while Maddie and Fin are in full day school next year, but I have no idea what I'd go for.  I know I could go and get my basic classes out of the way but I want a plan. I want to know going in what I'm going in for!

Part of me wants a stable job, normal (ish) hours, normal pay, stability, especially with kids in school- I want to still be able to pick them up from school or at least be home a bit after they get home. I want to be able to still make dinner for them and spend some time with them before they go to bed. I don't want to miss recitals or concerts or ballgames.  I don't want to miss out on being a mom because I'm working.

The other part of me wants hectic and crazy. Part of me wants risky and all over the place.  My brain works a little better under pressure and chaoticness. Part of me wants to own my own business and put myself out there. 

Is it okay that I'm 28 years old and don't have it all together?
What's your dream job?

7 comments:

  1. Girl, I'm 32 and still have no idea what I'm doing with my life! My dream job right now would be a writer or editor, or for my Etsy shop to take off so I can continue being crafty while making a profit.

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  2. This is a big question in my life too!

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  3. Girl, I'm 28, unemployed, and so far haven't even had the chance to use my degree professionally. No judgement here! Plus the kiddos will reward you way more than an office ever will.

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  4. My dream job involves living in Asia and writing. I'm not there yet, but I haven't given up hope! I'm finding that it's much more common to not have your whole life figured out in your 20s!

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  5. I'm older then you and still don't know AND i've been working since I was 16. You'd think I'd know by now but I don't. I have a decent job. That's good enough for me right now. Try not to stress yourself out but DO plan since you know it's coming.

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  6. My dream job is really known but I have the same concept as you. I want to do things, on my terms. Which is probably why I'm heading in the graphic design/own my own business direction.

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  7. Aw, sweetie....28 is not an age where you have to have your shit together completely. I mean, in terms of motherhood yes, but in terms of your career path and the rest of your life? Don't even fret it. With the changing face of the economy and the world market these days, the concept of having one career is outdated- it's all about doing something that works with your schedule and skill set (including transferable skills), so you can spend your free time how you want to.

    My dream job, from middle school through college, disintegrated by the time I got to grad school. My second dream job has been outsourced, diluted, and with so few companies hiring in the creative field, is basically nonexistent. I've been unemployed for 21 of the past 37 months, and done more job research than you can shake a stick at....so trust me when I say, you can have both of those ideal situation concepts. You have time now, while they're young, and later, when they're self-sufficient, to be both a mom and a risk-taker.

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