"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it." ~The Buddha
DH and I met up with a good friend for fish and chips last night. She, like me, has an English degree, but also a Masters, and we were discussing our future job prospects. We're both in the same place, although hers is more immediate. What do we want to be when we grow up?
Well, for me, the short answer is a Mommy. I love this job like absolutely crazy go nuts. But once Maeve's in school, the plan is for me to go back to work. But doing what? I have absolutely no idea.
I've thought about becoming a librarian, but the current (and possibly future) economy has very little room for librarians. Our state has let so many librarians go and made a lot of systems automated. So even though it sounds great, I'd be getting a degree in something I might not be able to find work doing, and that's an expensive gamble.
I've wished I could write or edit children's books, but how does one get into that market? You probably need an agent, a friend to do your illustrations, and someone in the business to give you tips. I have none of these.
I could go back to some kind of retail, but I've grown to love my sanity over the last few years.
And I'll never go back to substitute teaching, I burned that bridge pretty well.
It's possible I can get a para-pro type job when Maeve's in school, working with students that need literacy help or some such, my English education degree might come in handy there. And that may be my best bet.
Is it possible I've found the only job I'll ever really love, that will ever really make me happy, and I only get to do it full-time for five years?