Monday, September 8, 2008

Day Five ...

Unfortunately it's Monday again. And for those who work, it's back to the daily grind. Bummer. So I will ask work related questions ...

1. What would your dream job be?

2. Was your dream job ever an obtainable goal?

3. If yes, what kept you from it? Is it still obtainable?

4. If you are or plan to be a stay at home mom, ~if~ you did have your dream job pre-kids, would that have changed your decision to be a stay at home mom?

17 comments:

Lilith Silvermane said...

If I could stay at home, I would. I like the Suzie homemaker idea, not sure how I'd do with it at this point in my life since I'm a lot more independent than I used to be. I loved it when my oldest was 6 years old, but now I'm such a busy body, I'd always be out of the house!

My dream job. To be an American Sign Language teacher. I would love it, I want to learn another language and this one is the most special to me. I taught my children the alphabet when they were kids so we could talk secretly to one another without friends understanding us, and now, I'm teaching my babies the full languages step by step. It's a beautiful form and I love how much it would help people!

That is honestly my dream job, one where I could go home and feel wonderful about myself even on those bad days, there is still light.

Sarah R said...

1. What would your dream job be? I would love to be a SAHM and have my husband work instead, maybe starting up a part-time photography business on the side.

2. Was your dream job ever an obtainable goal? DH backed out of a job offer at the last second, so there was about a week where I thought I was going to live my dream....then it was all taken away.

3. If yes, what kept you from it? Is it still obtainable? If he ever changed his mind and found a job he wanted to work, YES.

4. If you are or plan to be a stay at home mom, ~if~ you did have your dream job pre-kids, would that have changed your decision to be a stay at home mom? I think I have always wanted to be a SAHM. My mom had 5 kids (I was the oldest) and she stayed with us until the youngest was in kindergarten. That probably inspired me to want to do the same. I am still glad I attended college/got my bachelor's degree. I'll always have it and without it I wouldn't have the job I have now.

Jewels said...

My Dream Job -which for me is unattainable - is to own a woman’s therapeutic retreat, which would include the following
Day Spa,
Health food restaurant
Juice bar,
Exercise Gym (like Gold’s) with Yoga, water arobics, and other activities
Acupuncture
Acupressure
Massage Therapy
Hair Salon
Book Store
Card readings
A beautiful – therapeutic looking dining court for eating from our Health food bar
Weekly classes on – Parenting – cooking - nutrition – meditation sessions – individual therapy – group therapy’s for weight loss – Adult children of abuse – spousal abuse – substance abuse – probably incorporate some type of fertility treatments, classes and support too. Just the ultimate women’s center to help women be the best they can be.

I’m always dreaming of more things to have here (just as a dream) but I’m not owner material, so I’m happy where I’m at. Instead I just join some of these types of things as a hobby. I’m happy with my life.

MrsSpock said...

1. What would your dream job be?

Staying at home with my children and working as a professional writer, writing both articles and novels.

2. Was your dream job ever an obtainable goal? Yes, I am trying to live that dream now.

3. If yes, what kept you from it? Is it still obtainable? See above.

4. If you are or plan to be a stay at home mom, ~if~ you did have your dream job pre-kids, would that have changed your decision to be a stay at home mom?

No, because staying at home is part of that dream job. I think the only thing I would change about what I'm doing now would be to have a mother's helper come throughout the day for at least 4 hours so I could focus on what I'm doing. Of course, I'm not earning money yet, so that isn't within our means.

dianam17 said...

1. What would your dream job be? either a wedding planner or photographer

2. Was your dream job ever an obtainable goal? for me i dont think so, i dont think i am outgoing enough to network on my own

3. If yes, what kept you from it? Is it still obtainable? n/a

4. If you are or plan to be a stay at home mom, ~if~ you did have your dream job pre-kids, would that have changed your decision to be a stay at home mom? i wish i could stay at home part time (but still send my kids to school), but that wont happen for another couple of years until DH gets his next two promotions. no matter how much money IRL or in my dreams we could make, i could never stay at home full time.

diana (webmd)

g said...

i am luck enough to have had my dream job for 10yrs.. i gave it up for my DH ... or i would still be doing it.. When we do get PG or become parents i will be a SAHM :)

JamieD said...

My dream job is to be a photographer for National Geographic. When I was in high school, my mom had a good friend who had a friend that WAS a free-lance photographer for magazines. She told him about me and gave me his number, but I was so shy and timid at that age, I never called him. I had forgotten about it until now - I wonder where I would be if I had made that phone call? Definitely not a realistic goal now.

I don't know if I could be a SAHM. I would love for my children to grow up at home and not at day care like I did, but for some reason it isn't something I can see myself doing even without my dream job.

Great questions!

Ali said...

I've always wanted to be a SAHM. Living the dream over here, one day at a time!

Io said...

Hmm. I have so many jobs that I'd love to do. I'd love to be a political commentator. I suppose it could be attainable, but I don't know if I have it in me to take the risk and put in the time. It's not exactly a sure thing that you can works towards.
If there was a job that involved doing nothing but reading books, I would do that in a heartbeat too. I read a few books a week, and on a good day I'll get through three books (I know, enjoy being childless while I have to.)

Martha said...

I always dreamed of being a graphic designer when I was younger, took one year of college for it and dropped out. I still implement it into a lot of my personal and professional work when I can.

I'd have to say my dream job now would be having my own bakery. I love baking and decorating cakes. It's an obtainable goal, I'm just not confident enough in myself to pursue it. I'd be able to have my kids there with me as much as possible and even help out as they got older. . . would love having a flexible schedule with my career and family.

jenn said...

when I was youner my dream job was actress. That's what I started out going to school for. I don' think it's highly attainable now & I was put off by an extremely bitter professor who practiclly ripped up his SAG card in class- telling us it was meaningless becaused he was stuck there teaching us... great teacher- huh? I decided that if I wasn't willing to do something other than my dream for 10-15 years, all waiting for it to happen, that I should find something else I love. And I love being a designer- it's creative & much mor immediate. (and stable!)

If I could switch careers & skip the pennyless starting out stage- I would love to be a photographer. I get to take photos a lot for my job now- so I do satisfy that a lot too.

margelina said...

I am having the best of both world's right now...I get to stay home with my kids m-f, and I work on the weekends. I have been doing this for the past 8 years, and it really works for my family. I am an x-ray tech, and my dream is to go back to school when all my kids are in school full time to become a sonographer. It is very attainable, and will happen in a few more years!

Kaci said...

It's sad, I don't think I have a dream job. I have a lot of hobbies that I'd love to get paid for, but no one thing that sticks out as a dream job. So I guess that means being a mom is my dream job, since that's the most important thing to me *right now*? Hmmmm

Denise said...

My dream job would be to own and manage a small record label. It has never been an obtainable goal. I think I'd need to be independently wealthy first.

Wordgirl said...

1. Cushy professorship rather than the work-a-day grind of the community college -- loved it when I could do it -- but the job became simply overwhelming. Teaching college at a small private college -- creative writing.

2. That depends on whether I could get my shit together to ever publish stories and or a novel.

3. I took a job that was offered and was teaching -- which was wonderful -- I didn't have the cred, other than the degree, for the CW job -- so it is obtainable I just need to work harder, write more now that I have more time rather than obsessing so much about trying to conceive -- which has thrown a monkey wrench in the whole writing business.

4. I think if I had that professorship in creative writing rather than the cc job teaching comp. I wouldn't have given it up.

nancy said...

1. What would your dream job be?
-- Chemist.

2. Was your dream job ever an obtainable goal?
-- Sure. But I didn't realize it until I was a few month from being pregnant with my first.

3. If yes, what kept you from it? Is it still obtainable?
-- Time. Money taken away while I attend college (again. too many degrees already!). I may still go back after kis are in school.

4. If you are or plan to be a stay at home mom, ~if~ you did have your dream job pre-kids, would that have changed your decision to be a stay at home mom?
-- No. I never ever wanted to be a SAHM.

Amanda said...

My only dream job (besides when I was a little kid) has been to be a homemaker. I'm on my way, now!