Thursday, May 22, 2014

Career Do-Over

My kids are grown, and I still don't know what I want to be!

In the past, I've written about my childhood ambitions of being a spy or a veterinarian that didn't work out. You can read all about it here.  I also learned that being a teacher of either elementary or high school kids is not for me. (I once taught a class of five little girls from ages 6-8 for one hour a week.  Longest hour of my life ...)

As a mom, I found I don't care for dealing with vomit, urine, blood or poo, so that rules out any careers in the medical field.

A Job Just Waiting for an Organizer
If I HAD to choose a different career for myself, I think I would become a professional organizer.  Think about it:  I would be paid for de-cluttering, arranging and making things look pretty.  I could use label makers, containers and all manner of cute labels. I could create charts, inventory sheets and loads of cool printables.  I could create a new binder every day which would give me something to anticipate.

Organized by Jerralea
As a professional organizer, I would need to leave the house every day with a plethora of tote bags filled with the tools of my trade. You did hear that I was the Queen of Tote Bags, right?

Yeah, I think I would be a professional organizer. if I had it to do all over again.

Or a comedy writer ... because the only thing I like better than organizing is enjoying a big belly laugh.

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 2.) You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?

If you could change careers, what would you be?  Share in the comments or link up at Kat's blog, Mama's Losin' It.


ellen b. said...

I'd like that job, too. The organizer one...

Stephanie Faris said...

I vote for organizer--and you and Ellen B. can come organize my house! I'm horrible with things like that.

betty said...

I think being an organizer would be immensely well received myself.

For a different career, I think I would have done court reporting. When I started training, I considered that, but didn't want to do the longer program over medical transcription, which was also my choice. I think being in a courtroom could be interesting and fascinating to hear evidence, etc.


May said...

A spy....hmmmm...since we are always having overlap of our life experiences due to our age, I have to think that maybe just maybe that phase might have been related to the book Harriet the Spy?! I captured a whole lot of people's business in my spy notebook for months after that one.

Joyful Reader said...

Great idea. Have you ever visited Mom's Toolbelt? For a fee you can join and have access to lots of great organizing printables. You could do that too!

Melanie Cook said...

I loved your post! I've had lots of ideas of what I should have done instead of nursing. Vet was in my wish list and also school teacher. I love to organize things too. Now, at my age, I'm content to retire and be a quilter, napper and reader! Have a great weekend.

Dianna said...

Your post reminds me that I have that job waiting for me in the kitchen! I know that the simplest way to do it would be just as you did...empty everything out and start from scratch. But that means I'd need to finish it in one day...;) So far this spring I've reorganized the pantry, the mudroom and the bathroom. I think the kitchen is the biggie! How soon did you say you were going to change your career? lol

An excellent second career choice!


I would hire you in a heartbeat.

Angie said...

I could never be a professional organizer! I'm to much of a mess for that LOL

I'd love to own a daycare....finances just don't allow though!

Mama Kat said...

Oh my gosh, please high tail your organizing buns right over to my house! I have a couple of closets that need your help!!