Sometimes I think about the jobs a person can have. Could have. If they trained or studied enough. I think about the jobs that appeal to me. That are, in some ways, suited to me. Do you ever do that? Daydream about the possibilities out there? I do. And I made a short list. Jobs that I think I might like to do sometime in the next 60 years.

  • Photographer
  • Interior Designer
  • Travel Agent
  • Social Media Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Writer
  • Ikea Customer Service {They get a discount, right?}
  • Baker or Pastry Chef

Well, to be completely honest, I’d love to try so many things. What about you guys? Do you ever dream of tossing the day job and delving head first into trying on a whole bunch of hats? I think it’s amazing that in our lifetime we can attempt as many things as we like. We are no longer stuck doing the same thing forever. Thank goodness. I don’t have the attention span for that.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • Jess WhoaMamma

    When I was a little girl I wanted to be a singer/actress/detective/architect/fashion designer/archaeologist and artist. I studied Film & TV Studies and Archaelology at Uni. I worked in retail and hospitality to pay for my post-grad travels to Europe, which is where I met hubby. I am now a stay at home Mamma to 3 girls and haven’t been in paid work for over 6 years. I look back at all the careers I dreamed about and realized that I’m living them in my job as a mother. I sing to them (badly), play dress ups with them (acting), uncover their cheeky fibs (detective), find the missing teddy (archaeologist)and make clothes for Barbie (fashion designer). As my littlest is heading off to school next year, I think about heading back to the Land of Paid Employment. I just wish I could be paid to stay at home and fluff about on the interwebs all day. That would be my dream job 😉 xxx

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      BEST COMMENT! I love this. So great. Enjoy your best job ever. It sounds wonderful.

  • rinniez13

    I am loving your posts this week mel, they are totally speaking to me!
    I dream of other careers constantly and i havent even started my chosen one yet!!!
    Ive decided to be a teacher, but i always say that I don’t nessercarily see myself sticking to it foreverrrrrr, because ive always wanted the opportunity to be:
    – a police officer
    – an actress
    – a drama teacher (ok kinda the same thing, but i would love to specialise!)
    – cafe owner
    – event planner
    – travel agent
    – home daycare owner

    oh the dreams (and most should probably stay that way!).


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks so much. Me too to be honest. I just said all bets were off and wrote. Turns out, that makes me happy.

      Your dream jobs sound fab! A drama teacher! Absolutely. Theatre sports games are awesome.

  • Zoe @ Littleswallowblog

    I’d love to be lots of things..!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Haha. Me too. Been thinking of more things since I wrote this.

  • There are HEAPS of jobs on my list, but life isn’t over yet! I’d like to be a writer, own a cafe, a restaurant, a different style of cafe (a chain of them) design, make & sell a line of homewares, property developer, farmer, antique dealer….the list goes on & on. It’s a bit overwhelming actually!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I had a cafe once! Did you know that? It specialised in crepes and pancakes. I’m unstoppable when it comes to these things. Truly! 😉

      Haha. Overwhelming indeed.

  • Deborah Cook

    Something to do with words!!!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Uh huh!

  • Melissa you do realise you do all of these things already, in some form, except maybe Ikea customer service but if your like me and visit often enough, your kinda an expert anyways, great list x I’ve decided my bucket list is now my to do list. Leaps and bounds !!!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Actually, I hadn’t…! But yes, I agree, especially about the Ikea staffer thing. 😉

  • I wrote a post on a similar theme, scheduled for Saturday, about a job I always wished I could have done, but it didn’t happen. I also used to think about working in one of those bookstore/cafes, maybe a secondhand bookstore/cafe, where I could read the books when there are no customers and serve coffee and cake to those who come in to by books that I would also sell them.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Sounds lovely. I’ve always dreamed of owning one of those, I’d be happy to have you work there. Not tooooo much reading though. Haha.

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