Workin' Girl

Irish Coffeehouse wants to know about our careers- then and now

THEN: As a child day dreaming of what your future would hold for you, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you ever pursue or achieve it?
NOW: If you could be trained and placed in any career beginning tomorrow, what would it be?

As a young girl, I had big plans for my future.  We’re talking MAJOR big plans.  I just knew that I was destined to become a member of the most elite and glamorous jobs ever.  I was going to become a Stewardess.


Stewardesses got to fly around to exotic places like Paris and Rome (I didn’t know until later that those were actually in Texas and Iowa), they wore classy uniforms and best of all, they got to wear Go Go Boots.  For all these wonderful perks, all they had to do was pass out a meal or two and something to drink.  Yep, that was my dream job.

Sadly, I never did end up working in that highly coveted field.  Well, maybe I did in a small, very grounded way as I was a server in a very touristy waterfront restaurant for a few years.    I  met people from exotic places like Paris and Rome (the ones in France and Italy) while wearing a classy uniform…and Top-Siders.

Over the years, I’ve worked at a variety of jobs including such glamorous and unusual positions as bookkeeping  (yes, me!), traveling encyclopedia salesperson and a hypnotist’s assistant.  Yet, we are asked what our career choice would be if we could start, fully trained and ready to go tomorrow.

Hmmmm…what an interesting thought.   I considered what would be most important to me.  Of course, I would need flexible hours as my number one priority is still my family.  Traveling to exotic places would be nice.  Working and helping others has always been high on my list.  It would have to be a varied position…monotony drives me nuts.  I’ve got it.

My new career would be… philanthropist!  And of course, I would wear go-go boots…

Yep, that’s my dream job.

Off topic note: Do you know anyone who has Pulmonary Haemosiderosis? I know of someone that is looking for information and a support group about this.

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