Sometimes when I drag myself to work in the mornings, I stop and wonder how I ever ended up working in a federal government office. It’s by no means a horrible career — good job security; the people are okay and the pay and benefits aren’t too bad. But it’s boring and pointless and I keep thinking there must be a more productive, more meaningful way to spend 8 hours of my life every day.
Federal public servant never once came up in any of the dreams and aspirations I had as a child. I had a lot of other crazy career goals as a youngster: farmer, boss, detective, scuba diver, psychiatrist, undertaker, meteorologist, rich person, chef, crossing-guard….The list is endless because I wanted to be something different every week.
I envy and admire people who’ve known what they wanted to be since they were infants and pursued that goal/passion with single-minded determination. I’ve always been all over the map. However:
Some careers I think maybe I should have pursued:
- TV writer
- Stand-up Comic
And, some careers I’m really glad I didn’t end up with:
- Mall washroom maintenance person
- Oprah’s PA
- Dental Hygienist
- Crab fisherman