This week's FBFF post is about dreams. More specifically, it's all about finding your dream job, which really is much harder than it sounds. After all, you have to find the delicate balance between what you're good at, what you love to do, and what you'd actually get paid for.
1) Fess up - if you could do anything professionally, what would it be? If I could live forever, I want to have a variety of different careers: an event planner, an editor for a fashion magazine, a boutique owner, an actress performing on Broadway, a costume designer for the theatre or for period films, or a stylist/personal shopper. What I really want to do is teach high school English. Unlike a lot of the other ladies of FBFF, my top career choice has nothing to do with the fashion industry. (Although you may rest assured that I plan on being the most fashionably dressed English teacher ever!) That being said, there are a few other things that I would also love to do outside of teaching. I want to continue to grow my blog and hopefully someday be able to make money with it. I want to have a novel published someday. I've mentioned before too that I want to eventually open an Etsy store and sell handmade accessories and/or thrift store finds.
2) What draws you to this? Simply put, I'm passionate about a lot of things. I love reading, writing, doing arts and crafts, and helping people - whether it's by teaching a student how to write well or by sharing my opinions on fashion. What draws me toward making teaching my career is the the idea of fulfillment, knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of young people.
3) When did you first start dreaming of this ideal? I decided that I wanted to be a teacher when I was a freshman in college. My confidence in this decision was confirmed last semester when I observed a local high school teacher and how she seemed to make a positive impact on her students.
4) What's holding you back from going all in? As far as my teaching career is concerned, I am going all in. I'm a semester away from earning my Bachelor's Degree and then I plan on taking a semester off to try to gain some work experience before starting the credential program next fall. As for my other dreams, I figured I can pursue them as long as I have a stable career first. Since I consider teaching a calling and a true passion, I definitely won't say it's just a job to fall back on.
5) Sometimes the first step is the hardest...What's one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream? Since I'm close to graduating, I feel as though I am getting closer and closer every day. I plan on embracing my chosen path and striving to improve myself every day...and I really believe that's the best anyone can do, regardless of their chosen career path.