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Dream career?

post #1 of 25
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What's yours?

Mine is CNM, which is a decent possibility down the road.
post #2 of 25
Mine would be travelling all over the world with my children to observe how children are taught and then writing about it freelance while making enough money to support us, dress us in beautiful clothes, and feed us rich delicious healthy food.

My husband can come too but he's so scared of change that I think he'd drive me nuts.
post #3 of 25
Owning a stable of therapy horses to help disabled children. I am going to *try* and find the time to volunteer at one next summer to see what its like. Someone kick me in the butt next Spring will ya!
post #4 of 25
I would love to own a bookstore, with a little coffee/tea area for customers (and comfortable sofas to sit on, not those hard chairs). I would have art on the walls for independent artists to sell, separate areas that sells rocks, candles, trinkets, aromatherapy stuff.

*sigh*
post #5 of 25
I really want to teach Art History (Renaissance and Medieval), and Studio Art at the university level. I can't imagine doing my doctorate right now though, so I am going to focus on my art and foreign languages in the time that I do have. That way I will still be prepared in ten years or so when I start on my graduate work.
post #6 of 25
Dream career... to own a cozy coffee shop, that keeps long hours (instead of the ones around here that close at noon) and has excellent coffees and pastries, all homemade.

I want it to have a comfy seating area with a wide array of books and magazines for the customers to read. I would love to have a "bring one, take one" system set up with the books- I have always loved that concept.

On Friday and Saturday nights we would have live music, acoustic stuff, with the exception of some reggae on certain nights, and maybe even poetry readings and book discussions.

Can y'all tell I have given this a lot of thought?

More realistic career- chiropractor, with special training in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic. I only have one year left of undergrad, pre-med track, so this should happen soon. I will start back to college in August of next year, after the babe starts solids and I feel more comfy leaving him with his grandma, and I will start chiropractic college after that.
post #7 of 25
Mine would be working and living with my family in developing countries helping local community based organizations design effective programs. We would pick up some other languages and become global citizens together.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Imogen
I would love to own a bookstore, with a little coffee/tea area for customers (and comfortable sofas to sit on, not those hard chairs). I would have art on the walls for independent artists to sell, separate areas that sells rocks, candles, trinkets, aromatherapy stuff.

*sigh*
:

with my girlfriend (the most awesome lady ever).

...and...

be a Birthing From Within Mentor and a post-partum doula.

...and...

homeschool my son.

...and...

that's enough for me!!!!

post #9 of 25
Too not work hahaha


Seriously hmmm.. it changes from time to time... but some are

To be a LC

To own a Fishing lodge

To own a bed and breakfast

To be a flipper (buy crappy houses and flip them... imagine that recycling instead of tearing down woods to build cookie cutter suburb homes gag!)
post #10 of 25
Oh yeah, have a cozy coffeeshop and own a Bed & Breakfast.

How many lifetimes can we have to do everything?
post #11 of 25
i have been obsessed with this yarn store/ book lounge/meeting space idea thats been floating around in my head for a while now. it will have the usual yarns for sale but will also have a lot of open space for people to gather, knit together or hold meetings/lectures/classes on any topic, not necessarly knitting. i still want to get my doula certification and would love to hold birth related lectures there. i want to put a coffee/tea/pastry bar in as well but fear the steam from the machines will start felting the yarns, but really, what goes better with knitting than tea?

I have an name planned for it,as well as where I want to open up shop. My problem is that I lack the money and fear going into the poor house to do so as DH is currently getting his company off the ground. still, one day it will happen.
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by caeden&connersmom

How many lifetimes can we have to do everything?
as many as you want. just do one each lifetime
post #13 of 25
Dream career?? Don't I need to figure out what the heck I want to do period??

Right now, I'm thinking I want to become a consultant. But that is DEFINITELY not a dream career, although it does have things that make me happy, like: lots of travel, constant change, very challenging. But it has bad things, too: corporate environment, lots of travel (hard to do that fam thing), long hours.

Sigh. I just want to win the lotto!
post #14 of 25
A family doc where I would share call with 3 or 4 other family docs.

I would have an office in my home and do house calls. In a perfect world, I could attend home births.

I would use herbs, homeopathic medicine, and harmonize them with alleopathic medicine.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Petersmamma
Dream career?? Don't I need to figure out what the heck I want to do period??

Right now, I'm thinking I want to become a consultant. But that is DEFINITELY not a dream career, although it does have things that make me happy, like: lots of travel, constant change, very challenging. But it has bad things, too: corporate environment, lots of travel (hard to do that fam thing), long hours.

Sigh. I just want to win the lotto!
I did consulting for 4 years and you might be able to make it work for you if you:

work on government client projects and under firm fixed price contracts. The time and materials contracts kill you because they NEED you to work more hours to get the extra cash.
post #16 of 25
I also want to be a consultant, specifically on matters of process and conflict resolution withint non profits (and maybe government entities).

I do a small bit of it already but only for a couple entities.

I have long term plans of getting more formal training in conflict resolution and then seeing about doing it up....I could potentially make the switch when dd starts school, because then our expenses will drop wayyyy down, and it would also be good because I'm committed to homeschooling if school makes dd miserable; and I think as a consultant, I could homeskool (or unschool really).

gotta see about those mediation trainings though...
post #17 of 25
My dream would be to be a L&D nurse or an ultrasound technician in the radiology department. Going back to school soon to do one or the other!
post #18 of 25
Oh goodie, I have SO many things I want to do.

1. Run a restaraunt, like an upper scale one in Alaska
2. Run a small cafe/ diner
3. Do ceramic pottery and sell it
4. Work for an adoption agency and travel with families to pick up their children
5. Become an art preserver. Someone who restores famous old artwork like in France or Italy. (Almost tried to do this)
post #19 of 25
A writer, any type (copy, novel, freelance, tech, etc.).

I was a business writer until the department was outsourced... I guess I just need to look more actively.
post #20 of 25
Mine is either parent education (attachment parenting, breastfeeding, car seat safety, etc.) for parents who are INTERESTED and want to be there OR owning a small cozy bookshop or scrapbook store.

I currently do parent education-- but it is nutrition education to clients who usually have to come and are totally uninterested.
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