Friday, March 14, 2008

Dream a Little Dream




So when I was at Sea World the other day, it reminded me of one of my childhood dream jobs: Dolphin person. I don't mean I wanted to be a half dolphin, half human. I mean, I wanted to do sometihng with dolphins. Train them? Study them? I'm not sure. Just something where I would get to interact with them on a daily basis. But not at sea. Open water scares me. Just in a nice, safe tank.

I know what you're thinking: Oh, she's one of THOSE people. But no, I don't have florescent posters of dolphins with tears in the corners of their eyes beneath sparkling waves, amid swirling colors, on my wall. And I don't have a dolphin amulet around my neck. I don't even have any porcelain figurines or stuffed animal dolphins. I'm not a freaky dolphin fan. I've just always felt this connection to them that I can't explain.

Other than that, I've had a few dream jobs that have slipped through my fingers. My DREAM dream job would be to be a photojournalist/writer for National Geographic. I seriously should have gone after that one. I've always wanted to be on Broadway or the silver screen. Who hasn't? I got addicted to acting when I starred in my first play in 2nd grade (something about a princess and a monkey and a necklace). Since then, hardly a day goes by that I don't wish I were acting. Acting, dancing and singing combined, preferrably. Not a practical career with kids, though. And being a primatologist also interests me. I guess all kind of behavior fields interest me, be it human, dolphin, or monkey. Maybe I'll try that one when my kids get older. And the last one? Secretary. You heard me. I know it seems strange, but doing repetative, organizational tasks is super fun for me. I love filing, copying, answering phones, typing, and otherwise creating order out of chaos, especially when I don't have to be in charge, but just follow instructions. But I don't want to be a secretary at like Bill's Muffler and Copy Shop. I want it to matter. So I think it would be really fun to be an ass-kicking secretary for some high-powered business person. I know, I've got thrill issues.

What are your dream jobs?

5 comments:

Christie said...

My dream job would be an ER doctor. Either that or a professional athlete.

Tiburon said...

I learned something new about you today. As for me, when I was a youngin I wanted to be a fire truck. Not a fire fighter - the truck. Hoses, water, ladders... That's me.
When I was in highschool I played about 5 instruments and I wanted to go to Julliard and then my ultimate ambition was to play in the NY Philharmonic Orchestra. I gave up the dream when I decided that being a poor struggling musician would suck.

Jennifer said...

Well when i was a really little I wanted to be a balarina (yes i took the ballet classes and have the awful preformance video to prove it) But after I got to be about 8 my dream changed into being a mom. That is all I ever wanted to be when i was little. with in the last 7 years or so I have decided that I want to be a hair sylist. so someday I will go back to school and do just that. Also when i was a little girl, I was the girl you described to a T. I had the floresent dolphin posters, the figurines, the stuffed dolphins. Yes I admit I was on of THOSE girls. lol. I still love dolphins, but not to that extreme. ;)

CaraDee said...

Dream job...I guess acting.

Oh, and your dream job is "Dolphin person"???? How about dolphin trainer.....geez, you sound like someone from Lehi.

alex dumas said...

Never wanted to be an actor. Or any kind of performer. I don't like the spotlight.

I have your boring secretary job. But I did create order out of chaos, and it took a long time.

My dream job: fiction writer. Not for money. That would be a perk. I just want to write because I love making stories.