Everybody talks about their “dream job” and where they see themselves working in 5, 10, or 20 years. But what if… I don’t know…?
Yesterday I wrote a post about millennials and how young people tend to change their jobs often. If you read it through, you would’ve read my response to my friend where I mention a job interview that I had on Friday. The two men that I interviewed with said that they would let me know if I had the job by Monday… Tuesday at the latest.
Well, yesterday was Tuesday, and I heard nothing. So of course I reached out to them over email following up on Friday’s interview (aka, did I get the job or not?) and still, now Wednesday afternoon, I have heard nothing. I follow the hosts of this upcoming show on Instagram and they had a production meeting this morning with their team. Just based on not hearing back and obviously not finding myself at a meeting this morning, it’s safe to say that I didn’t get the job.
It is a bit upsetting because working on a new show of this type would have been amazing! It has a news feel with live elements and pre-produced elements and I love pre-producing content and with the job I currently have, I have learned to love live tv too. While it’s nice that I still have my Live Events job to go back to in August and now I don’t have to quickly turn around my routine to get back to work, this job could have given me the opportunity to learn so much more than I am already doing.
Now, I don’t mean for this post to sound all sad and dissappointed, because everything happens for a reason and I’m still doing pretty well for someone who has only been out of school for a year. However, hearing things like “it will all work out in the end” and being asked about my “dream position” gets me thinking, I don’t know it.
From previous internship experience, I know that my initial passion of being a local news reporter is not what I want to do at all and I have grown to really love the behind the scenes work I do as a producer! I love creating content that teaches and informs and learning things that many people don’t take the time to and sharing that back in an easy to understand way ideally through video. Over the last year or so, my interest in health, nutrition, and fitness has grown so much (as you can probably see by how much of that appears in my content here) and I love learning about bettering my body and sharing that knowledge with family and friends. I am also narcoleptic, which some believe to be an auto-immune disease, and my mom has Rheumatoid Arthritis so studying up on those underlying causes and how lifestyle can affect that really hits close to home. And while I no longer want to be in front of the camera as a local news reporter, I still like sitting in front of the camera to share my thoughts and what I’ve learned. I’ve also taken a class on food and nutrition scarcity in different parts of the U.S. and the world and I’ve seen documentaries on buildings that have turned into urban farms in underprivileged areas to teach communities how to cook and eat healthy and inexpensively which I would love to take a part in someday. And of course, I love to travel and explore different parts of the world and their cultures.
While I have so many passions and interests, it’s hard turning that into one “dream job” and telling someone “this is what I’ll be doing in ____ years”. I suppose I don’t have a specific dream but rather a broad spectrum of interests that over time, I will use and cultivate to create something unique. In my career, I would love to work for companies like Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks (Travel Channel, Food Network, etc.) or digital media outlets like PopSugar and Bustle. While I may feel a bit stuck now, I still have the time to do all of those things! I am young, and I would like to think I’m pretty capable too, and not knowing my specific path just means that I have every path available.
I am working hard at my job now and with just two phone calls for job opportunities last week, who knows what is in my future both near and far. Being at this state in the middle of so many roads to take, I think is the best state to be in as a young woman. Working on “Lo Without Limits” is also allowing me to express myself creatively through writing and video while I work at jobs that I love but are not 100% my own creation.
What’s your “dream job” if you have one or are you still figuring it out too? I’d love to chat in the comments!