day 16: what is your dream job?
HA. tyreisha asked me this at work the other day, wondering what in the hell i was doing working at R039. i think she just wanted to know what in my life had brought me to where i was at that moment (and what good it was going to do for me to be working at a place that you simultaneously love and hate), but i took it to be a moment to take stock and remind myself of why i’m doing what i’m doing.
so uh, short answer? i want to write and get paid for it. long answer? i want to write, and paint, and take photos, and organise things, and make stuff. and eat.
a few years ago i took one of those really long tests designed to tell you what professions are right for you. it was part of a database that the library was thinking of using, and i lost the link and don’t think the library ever subscribed to the database (sorry). however, i did get to find out that, according to my talents, skills, and preference for working indoors, i am a creative nerd:
oddly, writer is not on that list. of course, my current very vaguely titled position of “specialist” isn’t either. neither is NHL staff writer/blogger/editor, photographer, content producer, or something in ops, any of which would be my ultimate dream job. i already eat, sleep, and dream hockey, so it only makes sense that i should get paid to do something involving hockey. of course, i live in the wrong state–nay, country–to be looking for jobs in hockey.
that brought me to the realisation that i have to make it happen myself. that whole Field of Dreams shit. i have to make it happen, so i will.
i’m starting a hockey team. i’m the coach. i kinda have to do it because i’ve made some bad decisions, but we’re also going to atone for my previous hockey sins, and i need your help. especially you, fat kid that will perfectly block the goal mouth. later i’m going to write a book about it, get one of my friends to make an adaptation of it for film, then we’re gonna sell the rights to whatever studio is dumb enough to make a movie about it. great idea, huh!?
oh shit, someone already made a movie like that? DAMMIT. why didn’t you tell me this earlier, like BEFORE i bought all those custom jerseys and paid for the ice time? uggghhhhh. back to square one, i guess. good thing i still have that other job.