N and I went to see Akmal Saleh’s stand-up comedy last night after I won a couple of tickets to the show. After the show, we had dinner and just conversed as usual. Both of us are in the same field of work. One of the topics that came up was about alternate careers. If we weren’t psychologists, what would we be?
I remember having a Plan B and a Plan C prior to coming to Australia…in case my dreams of doing postgraduate psychology didn’t work out. Plan B was to become a teacher. An English teacher to be precise. Especially given my love for the language [and some would argue, how pedantic I can be!] Plan C was completely unrelated. It was to get a diploma in Personal training. You know…the whole fitness thing. Mind you, this was at a time when I was going to the gym and loving it back in India. A time when I didn’t have to cook dinner for myself or do any of that and hence had enough energy for the gym!
N however wanted to know what I would do in an ideal world. If I didn’t have to worry about money or needing a job that paid well. And I guess with that, my alternate career would have been a writer. Yes…a writer. I know I love to write. And keeping this blog is part of that. I don’t always have to write something creative but when I do, I know it’s deeply personal. There is something so gratifying about being able to put down your thoughts on paper. Whether it is your opinion or just letting those creative juices take form.
Apart from being a writer, another ideal career would be owning a bookstore. My very own bookstore. Sort of like the one Meg Ryan owns in ‘You’ve got mail’. Imagine that! I would probably be reading all the books prior to selling them. It would be my land of dreams!
Despite dreaming of these alternate careers, I must admit, I love my chosen career path. Yes, I have my days. But most of the time, I love the work I do. And who’s to say I can’t do the whole writing thing simultaneously? [Yeah, I like to dream sometimes!]
So what about you my dear readers?
If money was no bar and education wasn’t an issue, is there a dream career for you? Do share…
Until next time,