Aloha Friday: Your Dream Job
I really like my job. I’m getting paid to do something I love doing (web development) and work with people I genuinely enjoy being around. However, from time to time, I think about other things I’d like to do for a living. Some of these things might not be feasible, but they play to other interests of mine.
For example, you might have noticed all of the "Cooking With TechyDad" segments. If so, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that I love cooking. I love trying out new recipes and techniques to see what succeeds and what doesn’t. There’s nothing better, culinarily speaking, than putting together a dish that people wouldn’t otherwise eat and having them love it. If they want the recipe afterwords, then that’s just makes it even better. I’m constantly seeing shows on the Food Network about people who start up successful diners having never before worked as cooks. I’m not sure if I could do it in real life, but running my own restaurant definitely tops my list of fantasy jobs.
Another fantasy job involves my childhood. Growing up on Long Island, we were (obviously) close to New York City and all of the wonderful food that they have there. Trips to various bakeries, pickle places, etc. were par for the course. The food’s good where I live now, but it’s no New York City. For example, there are no bialys. There are things that kind of resemble bialys and the little tag calls them bialys, but trust me when I tell you that they *AREN’T* bialys! I would just love to run a "New York City Food" import company. I would travel to New York City, make some deals with local shops and transport the food back to where I live. I would then sell it to customers who wanted a taste of the Big Apple.
Of course, I don’t see myself quitting my day job to pursue these fantasy jobs anytime soon, but they do provide for some nice occupational daydreaming.
My Aloha Friday question is: What is your current job? If you had the chance to do anything outside of your current profession, something that you’ve dreamed of doing for years, what would it be?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.