Thursday, November 22, 2012

absolute anticipation

Right now, I am being my usual cool self... and working on UNIVERSITY SPREADSHEETS! (Is it sad that I'm actually excited by this... nahhh?) I'm sure that, when I'm older, I will be impressed by my own work habits... or maybe I'll just think, wow, I used to be kind of a weirdo. (Which is a word I need to banish from my vocabulary. It sounds so unsophisticated. Any suggestions?) I worry about what my future children will think... LOLZ JOKES, I'm never having kids, so no worries!

Anywayyyys, all of this planning-my-future deal is no use if I don't have a concrete idea of where I might head after, right? So, I decided to compile a list of jobs I could do in the future!

  • Paleontologist. If you think I'm obsessed with dinosaurs now, trust me when I say it's NOTHING compared to when I was little. When I was two or three, I knew the name of every single dinosaur out there. (No lie.) I carried little dinosaurs around with me and corrected store owners when they said the names wrong (1- I have no memory of this and 2- I seem to have been a bit of a know-it-all). All that to say that I think I could do a pretty great job... especially if I got to wear my dinosaur hat all the time!

I mean really. How is that NOT cool?

  • Writer. This would be, hands down, dream job of my life. Writing... all the time... Not talking to people... hanging out in coffee shops... (Okay, so obviously this is unrealistic, but let me have my dreams!) Seriously though, if I could make money off stories/blogging/poetry, my life would be complete. 
  • Ninja/spy. If watching James Bond and Spiderman allows you to qualify for this, then I am definitely ready! (Waiting for those job offers now, CSIS.) Honestly, as much as I love 007 (FINALLY got to watch Skyfall! I've only been waiting since SUMMER after all... seems like forever...) I think I would do a far better job than he would. I mean, blowing up embassies? Crazy car chases? Please. I would be far less conspicious. (Now remains only to select a cool alibi...) 

I mean, come on. How is that not a spy face? Wearing those around... I'd be sure to get the job done. 

  • Tea developer. How fun would this be? The idea of thinking up crazy new flavour combinations and/or names intrigues me. (However whenever I tell friends this, they're like... really? That's possibly the lamest profession ever.... For which I say only, SOCK DESIGNER.) When I live in a larger city, I actually plan on BEGGING for a position in a store like David's Tea. (Seriously, watch me. If I can't get one through an interview, I plan on simply hanging around until they get so sick of me that they decide to hire me... Hmmm, writing this down, my logic seems flawed.) 



Speaking of, my latest want is Earl Grey Cream from Teavana. Doesn't it look luscious? 
  • Editor. If I don't end up writing professionally (note the adverb, I'll ALWAYS be writing, even if no one ever sees it) I'd love to be able to look over other peoples'. I'm the type of person who actually enjoys replacing commas and offering suggestions on character development... or maybe this just means I'm a little Miss Bossypants. (Also very possible.)
What about you? What kinds of jobs did you dream of when you were in highschool?

Jenny Matlock

20 comments:

  1. I am super jealous - I want to go back to university. Studying online is just not the same!

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  2. LOL that picture is amazing. I think it's great that you're thinking about what you want for your future!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. haha, thanks! and I hope I can come to some conclusions soon :P

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  3. Go for the ninja/spy and I will be your wingman. Srsly. /nod :D

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    1. hahaha, I'll definitely keep that in mind ;P

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  4. the second one sounds like a dream job! although I'd happily settle for being an editor as well.. so many possibilties ;) good luck with deciding on your uni x and tea developer - how exactly is that lame!? it sounds awesome xD

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    1. omg, I know right? it would be amazingggg <3

      and thank you! i certainly thought so xD my friends just don't get it, sighh! :P

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  5. I have the same glasses, but zebra print and with a black mustache! I got them for my birthday! I enjoy freaking my teachers out by wearing them during class hehe

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    1. haha, niceee XD my teachers get scared when I wear fancy glasses too! wimps ;P

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  6. Herlo again sezzy. I've nominated you for an award, should you choose to accept it...: http://awkwardpandamusings.blogspot.ca/2012/11/big-thanks.html
    xxxx

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  7. not sure why your paleontologist job was first, but that's a great one. Work in a museum, like me. I'm a librarian turned archivist/curator and I love it. Sounds like the only one (job that is...) that makes any money is a spy. But how would I know, you say? Fun post! {:-Deb

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    1. omg, that actually sounds super interesting! i should have added librarian to the list... surrounded by books -swoon-

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  8. I'm glad you are thinking seriously about your future. I think you should definitely consider becoming a paleontologist - I think it would be fascinating and it's completly doable. Or consider majoring in writing or journalism. You could also combine the two and write for a science magazine. I wish I would have stayed a journalism major when I was in college, especially since photography is my passion. But I thought I could have a career as a theatre publicist. No such luck.

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  9. i love this post! you can definitely make that writing dream job come to life.
    great spy pic too - you're hilarious. love it!

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  10. Archeologist or rock star. You're missing those two cool options.

    ha!

    Thanks for the smile this week.

    This was a fun stop on the letter "A" train!

    A+

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