Blog Challenge – Day 22: What You Want to Do for a Living

Another day is over. Well, work day that is. I’ve been through three calls and one long list (VERY long) of items that I needed to review that I was already getting cross-eyed with all the rows and columns of the spreadsheet I was working on. *Sigh*

I have been thinking about this again lately, to be honest. Just a part of my annual self-assessment, I guess.

When I was a kid, being a pediatrician was what I have wanted to do for a living. I love being around kids so I thought it would be fun to be able to help them. Then comes high school. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. 😛 My view of what I wanted to do for a living changed all of a sudden. During those days, I wanted to have my own recording studio. Uh huh, you read that right. Haha! But then, back in those days, I never really thought how expensive that would cost. Recording equipment alone (the ones of good quality) could go up to about half a million (and that’s not even the high end equipment).

Owning a recording studio was one of my dreams, to be honest. That was the driving factor why I took up IT (though my expectation of being an IT that time and what being an IT professional really mean are two different things. And I mean, WAAAAAY different). Then came college and my dream shattered. Well, not totally. I might not be able to own a recording studio but I still planned to set up my own music room once I have my own house.

Then comes the early stages of being a young professional. That was when I got introduced to bars and coffee shops. That was when I wanted to own my own bar cafe – coffee shop during the day, bar comes the night. Cool, eh? I wanted to be a business woman, so to speak. Well, I guess until now I still want to own one. At least a coffee shop will do in the mean time.

Right now, I am an employee. I am a part of the rat race (that circular thing where you let your hamster run and run and run and run until it finally figures out how to get off it). I love what I do as an employee and that is what I do for a living at this time. I also want to become an investor – stocks, mutual funds and the likes. The type where you just shell out the cash and you make it work for you without exerting much effort. That, I guess, is the ultimate thing that I wanted to do for a living. Making my money work for me instead of me working for money.

I wonder when I can get back on that track. I think I am on my way back on that trail. 😉



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