Day Two: My Dream Job When I was Younger & What it is Now
I have a feeling that the title of this post is coming across a lot more negative than I really mean it. It is just that sometimes people have dreams, and then those dreams grow, evolve, or change just like we do.
Of course I had your average childhood dreams of being a veterinarian, but I realized quickly that I wouldn't be able to handle the loss. I can't exactly pinpoint when I decided that I wanted to be an Architect... for as long as I can remember, that was kind of just what I had planned for myself. It was as good a dream job as any. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" "Oh! I am going to build the coolest buildings you've ever seen!" And I like to think that I really really meant it.
I started going to architecture school in 2005, right after graduating from high school. That's what they tell you to do. You can't possibly take any time at all to get to know yourself! Now, here we are, 2014 (literally almost 2015/ten years later) and I am a completely different person. Like I said yesterday, it's not that I regret my architecture background/education, it is just that I really don't want to do it.
What is great about my degree and varied (to put it nicely) career experience, is that now I have tons of different skills and experience. Through the challenging experience of trial and error, I have come to really love marketing. I have also found that I am pretty good at it. And, in time, I believe that I could grow to be great at it.
So, what was my dream job when I was younger? It was architecture.
What is my dream job now? I really have no idea, but I'm hoping it has something to do with marketing.