Every once in while, I think I should switch careers and do something else besides photography. Then I realize that I don’t any transferable job skills. Rather quickly, I give up that line of thinking. Oh no, you might be telling yourself…Kevin is giving up on his dreams?
Hold on now, let’s have a reality check. Currently, most of my time is devoted to avoiding work, watching TV, reading about “making money online”, and taking naps. Sometimes, I do manage to do a little photography work and get paid, but those days are few and far between.
I do a fair amount of daydreaming and thinking that I want a regular 40 hour a week job with benefits. A few of my friends laugh at this idea (or they maybe laugh at me actually working a 40 hour week). But it isn’t the idea of having to work 40 hours a week that appeals to me (who wants to work at all?), it is the appeal of the wonderful world of benefits: medical, dental, vision, a pension plan, a 401k plan, etc.
Again, I then realize that these are great things but the chances of me getting an easy job with great benefits is pretty darn slim. Heck, our unemployment rate in Washington State is currently at 8.6%. According to Cyndi (my imaginary stalker), I’m a highly desirable individual with marketable job skills that just needs to get out there and give it the good old college try. But then you know how Cyndi and my mother like to build me up with positive affirmations! They both agree that I’m wonderful!
Light Rail rider/passenger
Blogger (everyone is doing it and none of them are being read)
Talk Show Host
Advice Columnist (Worthless Advice Columnist might be easier for me)
Motivational Speaker (some would say Demotivational Speaker)
Reality Show Star!
Hmm, upon further review, this list really isn’t that good. But again, I don’t have any real job skills so producing a blog worth reading is a bit hard. But let’s face it, this is a list of things I like to do. And all the motivational speakers tell you to follow your heart (I learned that on the Oprah Winfrey Network OWN so it must be true!).
Now some of you might say that my list is a cop out of facing the reality of a harsh world; that I really haven’t thought of what I really want to do in life. The harsh truth is that all I want to do is sit around the house, read a good book, do a little travelling, eat out a lot, and not have to worry about money. Yes, I’m avoiding the harsh realities of my career change by living in today’s harsh responsibilities of my life. Oh boo hoo.
Really, what I should do is build up my blog readership writing about making money online offering worthless advice. Clearly, that would make my everyday responsibilities lessen to such a degree that I would be able to make that career change. I could blog about my amazing transformation from no name blogger to internet sensation (making hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars online). My career is set. Bring on the money!
2 thoughts on “Updating your Life with Worthless Advice: Career Changes”
I too once fantasized about a “real” job with a paid vacation and health benefits, then I got one and I lived to regret it. The grass isn’t greener over there, trust me. Keep on blogging and doing what you do. It’s the best way to live.
Hang in there man.