What’s your ideal job title?
Now I don’t mean what are you qualified for? I’m not talking about what’s available in the current job market? Deep down, what is it that you really want to do? If we’re going to embrace the whole Americana of it all; what is it that makes you happy?
If I chose to go down a certain route I could find many a quote telling you that if you find the right job you’ll never work a day in your life again. Sadly, the real world doesn’t quite work that way. Getting up when you’re tired is hard. Having to operate in a team of people whose company you don’t enjoy can be stressful. So what’s the harm in a little idle fantasy for Friday?
When I found myself coming up with very little indeed to say I did what I usually do in these situations. I started asking some inane questions around the office. No holds barred and don’t hold anything back, what’s your ideal job title?
There are those who want life to imitate fiction such as Matt who cherishes the dream of one day becoming a billionaire playboy philanthropist. However, we can’t all be Iron Man (none of us quite have the heart to break this to him though). Sarah, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to be an adventuring cheese and wine connoisseur. Now that I can totally see happening, it would make an excellent telly show for BBC2.
There are those who wear their ambitions on their sleeve. Dancing Queen Lowri may be on annual leave but we all know that she’d love nothing more than to teach the world to boogie and pirouette. Or it might be popping, locking and crumping (have I just sacrificed any façade of street cred? Apologies).
Sometimes absolutely nothing springs to mind. The inside of your skull suddenly becomes a vast wasteland without even a hint of a breeze to stir the tumbleweed. A lesser person would say that smacks of a lack of ambition or a paucity of imagination. However, I’m much nicer than that and will merely tell you that should that occur, just have a really good think about it.
What if you’re like Ayaz and cannot immediately tell me you ideal job title is? Start with what comes to mind first; Professional cricket watcher? Cigarette tester? Temp? Have a ponder with a massive cup of tea. Do some googling. Create a masterful mind map with many a twist and turn encompassing hobbies, passions and stuff you’ll actually get paid for.
I’m sure as we bring things to a close you’re suddenly dying to know what it is I want to do with my life. Easy, I am your friendly neighbourhood writer monkey. I chase dreams like being able to spell the word connoisseur without having to look it up and the money rolling in for my carefully crafted words. If there’s something you really want to do, just try and find a way to make it happen. So go on, what’s your ideal job title?