It's been a while since I've done a Friend Friday, since life has been a little whirlwind-ish as of late. However, this week, we're talking about dreams, and since I'm in a period of transition myself, what a better way to get my thoughts down!
1. Fess up - if you could do anything professionally what would it be?
Ideally, I would be a writer of some form - whether it's communications, copywriting, columnist, I'm not picky. I mostly want to be able to write!
2. What draws you to this?
Writing has always been something I just did. It used to be creative writing, but I learned long ago I didn't necessarily have a future in it. While I'm currently doubting my academic and informational writing skills right now, I think that's just an issue of being burnt out from thesis work.
3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?
I think it's been a dream for as long as I can remember! I would say definitely by the age of 12, if not earlier!
4. What's holding you back from going all in?
Nothing is holding me back - except the economy and the lack of job offers! I've been applying my little butt off to find a job in a creative industry, or a communications position. Unfortunately, I've now entered the stage where we're dependent on my (currently non-existent) income, so I'll have to look outside my box!
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest... what's one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?
I think just persevering is important. I've learned that so many jobs can have a writing aspect to it that even if I don't get that dream job the first time around, I can make any job into my dream job, or at least see it as a stepping stone to get there!
Oh... and networking... do you have a job for me? (If only it was that easy....)