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Recently I’ve had a lot of discussions with close friends, uni friends and colleagues about our current job/s, our university degrees and what we aim to do with said degrees in future jobs. I’ve noticed that although most of us have a set plan for uni and are working towards a career that will help pay for our future - whether that be family, house, etc - we are all more or less working towards the ideal job for an ideal future that we come to accept over time as being the normal.
Most of us are working/learning/earning to be able to get the idealistic job and earn good money to pay for a good future, which, don’t get me wrong is an incredible thing to be working towards and I’m quite proud to say I’ve associated myself with some incredibly talented and intelligent people who are doing just that, if not already done so.
But I’ve noticed that beyond this idealistic magazine cut-out future we all work towards, a lot of people also have their dream/fall back job that they’d love to be doing besides the actual degree their working towards. A job that probably would never pay anywhere near as well as it should, could never cover your mortgage, and probably bring some of that inevitable judgement and criticism from those who expected more of you. I know alot of people who, if they didn’t need the money or a steady career in the future, would fall back on a job they’d love to do alot more.
For example, instead of being a chartered accountant, that person would love to one day leave accounting and become a florist/gardener. A CEO that wants to leave his job to coach rugby with his sons. A business man that would love to take up photography. Personally, I’ve always wanted to dip into interior design. I absolutely love interior design. I spend alot of money on home and design magazines, I follow architectural blogs and websites, I love furniture shopping, I love buying little knickknacks to put my own personal touch to my room. I love how a room can be turned into something that can make people incredibly jealous and envious of the fact that you live in this said place. I’m hopeless at actually creating things from scratch and have difficulty thinking outside the box, so I know I would be absolutely hopeless as an actual interior designer, but the concept intrigues me and it would be something I’d love to do on the side.
This of course can’t apply to everyone. There are plenty of people out there who have their life sorted minute by minute and are doing exactly what they love and what they want to continue doing, and for that, I’m really impressed. I’m in uni with no idea what the hell I want to do when I’m done, and could really do with better organisational skills.
If you didn’t need the money or the career, what would you drop everything for to do?