Blogging Challenge – Day 13: My Dream Job

Blogging Challenge – Day 13:  My Dream Job

Over the years, my answers to the questions, “Where would you like to work?” and “What’s your dream job?” have been quite varied. As many of you know, I’m interested in a great deal of different things, and that attribute has carried over into my view of jobs and careers.

I don’t ever have one thing in mind; I have a whole bunch of things in mind when it comes to jobs. Because of this, and thanks to my ability to skip back and forth between being passionate about something and needing a break from it for a while, I have recently come to realize and accept something about myself.

You can read about what this challenge is here. And make sure to check out Cheila’s and Angela’s posts for today, too – we’re all doing the challenge together!

My Dream Job

I love to write. I love being creative, help others with their writing, planning small events, and digitally editing photos. I love getting messy in the kitchen, holding photoshoots, running a daily blog, and so much more.

But all of my biggest hobbies are just that; hobbies. Yes, they are real careers and high-paying jobs for many people, but at this time in my life, I can’t see any of them permanently filling my future.

I’m currently seventeen years old, and haven’t had my first job yet. In a way, I’m embarrassed, like I should be earning money and being able to provide for myself a bit, but I know deep down in my heart that this is the Lord’s plan for me right now, and I desire to be content in this time of waiting.

Wherever the Lord leads me is where I desire to be … which includes whatever jobs He will have for me. But I will say that the job that I dream of is to be a published writer. It just seems a bit farfetched for me right now because I’ve only finished maybe a dozen books in the nine years I’ve been writing, and they’re only first drafts, but one day, I’d love to have at least one book published! That would make me so happy and excited. Maybe the Lord will work that out one day πŸ™‚

So, now you know a bit more about me and how I view my future! How about you?

What do YOU dream of doing in your life?

— Maggie

 

40 thoughts on “Blogging Challenge – Day 13: My Dream Job

  1. Don’t worry, I didn’t have my first job until I was 19 or 20. I worked at TJMaxx. It was my favorite job and I would have worked there years if the store I was located at didn’t close down. I’ve also worked in fast food, cleaning business, other stores, and warehouses. I worked on starting my own business with selling my crafts and custom DIYs which I love. But none of them felt like where I should be. I also want to publish books, write & direct plays or maybe even tv shows. Who knows?! But that’s where I feel I belong. Somewhere putting my creativity out there and amazing ideas. Until then I’ll keep writing and following my heart and that dream. I’m 23 now, & I believe we both can do itπŸ’•

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Lee. ✨ TJMaxx is a great store! I love browsing the one near me 😊 I’ll be open to work wherever is best for me, but until then, I’ll keep doing what I’m doing: completing 11th grade and enjoying blogging. ❀️

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  2. How lovely! Start sending those manuscripts out to publishers? You never know which one clicks, Maggie. I hope they all see the light of day. I already have my dream job too. That of a writer. I hope to get back into journalism maybe but for now I am good with freelance writing. May you be published soon and we can have a virtual party x

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    1. I have considered self-publishing, but haven’t really looked into it yet. I definitely will at some point! I noticed that there are many great articles on Pinterest about self-publishing πŸ˜€ That’s so cool that you do freelance writing! How does that work exactly? I’ve heard of it, but still don’t know what it is lol.

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      1. Well with freelancing you can send stories/articles to newspapers and magazines. It requires a bit of patience I suppose to build up your network but I bet you could write to some to start with. Self-publishing is a good idea but do you not have to spend a great deal of money and effort in hosting events and all those practical matters?

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  3. I’m 22 and still do not have a stable job. When I finally get a drivers license I will find work, so I’m crossing my fingers for now. My dream is to become an author. It’s a long process, but i’m not giving up. Stay positive Maggie and reach for the stars. God has a plan.

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    1. That’s an awesome dream to have! It’s mine, too, although I’ll probably be self-publishing a few novels and not actually getting into the writing business, lol πŸ™‚ Amen! He has plans for both of our lives.

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  4. I can’t wait to see your published work some day Maggie! You could always self publish as well. I know someone who did that and it’s hard work because you’re doing everything but it can be done! I had an on campus job in college as my first job. And then I worked retail for a bit too. It’ll all fall into place. Work is something we can’t avoid and we have to do it eventually! πŸ˜€

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    1. I’m looking forward to getting my first job!!! For now, all I’ve done is some book reshelving at the library as a volunteer πŸ˜‚ I quite enjoyed that, though! I’m looking into self-publishing at some point, but any time I’ve read about the book publishing process, it’s kind of terrifying hahaha! Maybe one day πŸ˜‚

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      1. Hey, volunteer work is important! Keeps our communities healthy and growing. πŸ™‚
        Haha I agree! I’ve looked into it just out of curiosity. I also want to write a book but I haven’t actually finished one yet. It does sound scary but I’m sure you’d get it done! πŸ˜€

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      2. Haha, that’s true! Ooh, I didn’t know you want to write. What will your book be about? Or do you know yet? Publishing probably sounds scarier than it is! I’ll figure it out at some point πŸ˜‰

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      3. I don’t write often anymore but I do like it. I usually do the NaNoWriMo contest and have mostly been writing fantasy books but I don’t know what I’ll write this year. Do you know of NaNo?
        For some reason I really want to write a self help book right now but I don’t really think I’m qualified for that! πŸ˜‚

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      4. Oh that’s cool! I have done NaNo (the young writer’s program) a few different years, and I wrote a 30k (incomplete) novel during Camp NaNo last year! That was the first time I’ve reached that many words in one book πŸ™‚ Hahaha! I know what you mean πŸ˜‚ I’ve felt unqualified to write different books, too lol!

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      5. Yeah! It’s tough to write 50k! I’ve done it a few times but it’s so hard! I’ve never completed a book though. I tried Camp NaNo once but did not complete. I decided soon after I started that the novel I was writing wasn’t suited for a novel but rather a comic series. I can’t draw so I haven’t done anything with it since. πŸ˜… I do want to do NaNo again this year though. I do enjoy it!

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  5. Keep on writing! I can’t wait to see your books published soon! And it may be awhile, but time will fly by! My dream job is being a baker, but that’s pretty obvious… A chef? Anything cooking related!

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  6. Oooh exciting! Being a published writer sounds awesome! Like our friend, Dippy Dotty Girl, said, there’s so many options nowadays to self publish. Its definitely worth looking into! πŸ˜€
    I looked into part time work because I wanted money, because my sister had a job and she got to buy herself stuff instead of waiting for mum and dad too XD So I didn’t really have the greatest reasons for wanting a job in the first place, but it was definitely an experience. There’s no rush though, start looking when you feel ready πŸ˜€

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    1. Doesn’t it? Every time I go to the library, I dream of one day seeing a book of mine on the shelves, hahaha! That’s funny that your sister’s employment motivated you to find work. LOL! I’m definitely keeping an eye out for possible jobs; I want to start working as soon as I can. πŸ™‚

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  7. I can see you publishing journals or accounts of your future mission work. Also, in regards to self publishing. There are free options to self publish on Amazon. I didn’t know that till a favorite professor of mine sent a link to me. For my book series, I want a publisher to tell me they feel it’s going to sell. But I also write devotionals, and have considered self publishing those. πŸ™‚ Don’t give up.

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    1. Aw, thank you. ❀ Yeah, I have recently seen that writers are able to publish their work on Amazon, which I think is pretty awesome! I haven't looked into it yet, so I don't know exactly how it works, but that's definitely something to consider. πŸ™‚

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      1. I have no idea how it works either. But I’m thinking if the writer doesn’t want to add a cover, or whatever, it may be a way to save expenses. I’m considering it, but I haven’t even looked into it. When/if I do, I’ll send an email updating you on the process πŸ™‚

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  8. Keep following your dreams, Maggie and may the good Lord continue to guide your future. My dream job was to always work in a library, and I’ve accomplished this. I have other goals that I want to achieve, so here’s to the future! πŸ™‚

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  9. You have finished writing 12 books in 9 years? That is amazing!!! That takes a lot of dedication and I am sure your dream will come true one day πŸ™‚

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