Quotes from Kat Boogaard – my italics.
It’s Not Just You—I Don’t Have a Dream Job Either
When I was little, it felt like adults knelt down in front of me and asked, “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” nearly every chance they got.
Today, I find that I’m often asked a similar question, just in a slightly different form. “What’s your dream job?”
But, typically my response goes a little more like, “Uhhhh…I have no idea.”
However, I’ve actually found that not having a fantasy career in mind doesn’t automatically qualify me as a fumbling idiot without any ambition or direction. In fact, I’ve discovered quite a few plus sides to not having one position that’s at the very end of my career tunnel with a big, bold, beaming ring of light around it.
What do I mean? Well, allow me to explain a few of the benefits.
My lack of a dream gig means that I’m more flexible. Sure, I’m no longer that little kid who hops back and forth between wanting to be a veterinarian or a hairdresser every two minutes. But, I’m still human—things (including my thoughts, desires, and circumstances) change.
What I wanted two years ago isn’t necessarily what I want today. And, what I want today probably isn’t going to be at the top of my priority list one year from now. I constantly make choices and adapt to the situations currently in front of me. But, I can’t help but to think that these sudden alterations and total changes in direction would feel a lot more devastating and detrimental if I felt like they were impeding on my end goal—that elusive dream job. I’d be so rigid and singular-focused, I just wouldn’t be willing to bend.
So, if you’re like me, you might draw a total blank when someone probes you with the infamous, “What’s your dream job?” question. But, I don’t think you need to feel bad about that. In fact, I think you should feel good about it.
You’re not floundering and unmotivated. You’re not lacking direction and ambition. Instead, you’re content. You’re taking things one day at a time. And, if you ask me, that’s the best way to be.
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About The Author
Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to lifestyle, self-development, technology, health, and everything in between! In addition to writing for The Muse, she’s also the Career Editor for The Everygirl and a Bustle contributor. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she’s usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard.