Monday, May 21, 2007

When I Grow up.....

If you could change jobs to one that you would feel extreme satisfaction what job would you have?
Do you feel that what you chose as a young adult locked you into a career that now you feel you do not like?

My ideas changed as the decades changed.
  • When I was 25, had I gone to college then, it would have been landscape architecture or something in that field.
  • When I turned 35 I got a degree in art with a certification to teach art.
  • Later at about 45 I decided to add to my education and got my masters in technology.

They all sound so unrelated when I say that out loud to people but in my head they all fit together. They are all creative outlets.

Now, if I could change careers it would be to become a business owner, probably a nursery and sell exotic plants. Helping Caleb with his business really brings out the entrepreneur in me.
He he says... "not working for a living"!

It is just a little over a year now before I will be 55. I wonder what the future holds.


  1. When I was a kid I wanted to be a metoroligist and a writer. When I was in radio, I wanted to be an actress and a writer, when I was in my early twenties, I wanted to be a cartoonist and a writer. When I was in my thiry's and forty's, I wanted to be a vet tech and a writer.

    And now I'm starting on my second book. Thanks for the blog, Darla. It sorta woke me up.

  2. I wanted to be a horse trainer as far back as I can remember until I was married. Then I wanted to be a stay at home mom. I only have worked when I wanted to. Basically I'm just wanting to spend every moment I can with my boys. If I could again work with Tony, I'd go back to work in a heartbeat! Gabe really needs the social interaction of school so I can't be with him during school anyway so working with Tony couldn't make me happier.

  3. I have had several jobs in my life, but the one that I always go back to was the very first one I ever had . . gas station attendant at a full service station. When I was 15 I went to work for Bill's Exxon in Houston on a part-time basis. I earned $1.25 an hour (Woo Hoo . . . big money!!). It was there that I learned to work with people and that I learned to apply most of the work-a-day habits that my Dad taught me. Even with gas prices the way they are, I still think that you could run a semi-full service gas station at self-serve prices if it were done properly.

    Another job I would enjoy -

    - yard maintanence or upkeep with the right equipment and the right co-workers.