When I graduated from college I moved far away from home to become a newspaper reporter. I thought I was on my way. Well no. I was on my way to a small town in eastern Pennsylvania and a news editor from hell. Oh and add in a dash or two of "why am I doing this job?" and after six short months - and a few headlines about an escaped python - I moved home. To attend law school.
Sure that was a good experience. And I have the fancy degree to prove that I did, in fact, graduate from law school. But I'm not a lawyer. There are several reasons for this, the biggest being the damn bar exam. So, I decided to go back to my "first love" - writing. Sort of.
My first "real" job after law school was association management. It was a good job, but well...it didn't end well. I'll leave it at that. Then I found something I loved - teaching. I taught Journalism at a local college for nearly two years and it was great. I loved challenging the students - although I'm not sure how much the loved my AP Style quizzes.
I started a job that, to this day, is the best job I've ever had. I was part of a marketing team at a local university - editing, writing, media relations. It was fun. My coworkers were great. And my boss? Hands down the best boss EVER. We are still friends. Sadly, that job was a victim of the 2008 recession and on a very sad day in June 2009 I walked away from a great job.
I still miss that place.
And so that brings me to today. And the many resumes I'm sending out, in hopes of finding "the one." The job that is the right fit for me - doing what I love to do, working with people who respect
To have a job you love.
Working for people who understand the concept of civility and respect.
And so I ask you - what is the BEST job you ever had?
Are you doing your dream job?
Are you able to say every single day - "I am happy" ??
If not, what are you waiting for?