If I could go back in time and choose a different major in college, I might have. Sure, I love communications and writing, but it’s one of the hardest fields to get a job in right now. While I do have a job in that field (sort of) and am very thankful for it, sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I had went to school to be a teacher like my junior-high-self wanted me to. Or what if I had taken singing lessons as a child- maybe I would be the next American Idol (JK guys, I can’t sing- who are we kidding?)
All of this talk about choosing the right major or how hard it is to get a job in your field just makes me think of all the dream jobs I wish I could have. I thought I’d share a few of them with you and listen to yours, as well.
Song writer for the stars
When I was younger, my friends and I would write songs. This was before we were interesting in boys, going out or reality TV, obviously. My friend Emily and I had a fake girl group that we wrote a song for in a tent in my backyard. How embarrassing. My friend Kerry and I (she was voted “Class Clown” in high school) used to write parodies of songs. We would make up funny raps and then prank call our friends or complete strangers. Real mature, I know. But all of these funny moments made me realize how genius of a songwriter I am. I can rhyme almost any word, I have a great vocabulary and I’m up on my current pop stars. Just think about it- how many songs do you hear on the radio and think “I could have written that”? A lot, right? Examples : Fergie’s “My Humps”, N*Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” and any Nicki Minaj song.
A fashion designer
When I was younger, I would fill notebooks up with drawings of girls in clothes. For some reason, I’ve always enjoyed drawing people, and obviously people need to wear clothes, so they went hand-in-hand. Once I got older, I started to love shopping and looking through catalogs. I think designing clothes and getting to see people wearing your creations- on the runway or in stores- would be so amazing.
A Victoria’s Secret angel
Here’s a confession: I love the Victoria’s Secret angels. No, not just anyone who wears the lingerie, I’m talking about the select few who are officially “angels” and walk in the annual show and make public appearances. This would be a dream job for a lot of obvious reasons: 1. They are bombshells. Who wouldn’t love to be that tall and skinny with big boobs and gorgeous hair? 2. They pose for pictures (and work out) for a living. 3. They get to date hot celebrities.. Enough said. Obviously I will never look like these women, but this post is called “dream jobs”.
A music journalist
Back in high school, I loved going to shows with my friends to see our favorite bands. I used to want to write for Rolling Stone, Alternative Press or Blender. I loved writing and loved music and wanted to get to love both of them as a professional career. Unfortunately, the odds of getting a job in that field are almost impossible unless Daddy owns a record label or you’re sleeping with the editor. Back in middle school, I used to write music reviews for our school’s newspaper. So embarrassing- I don’t even want to continue talking about it.
A consultant on “Say Yes to the Dress”
I am a 24-year old female, so I obviously adore this show. Almost every girl/woman dreams about her wedding and loves fashion, and these two things are brought together on this TV series. I would love to be able to pick out dresses for people all day and make these brides-to-be happy and confident.
What are some of your “dream jobs”?