I love this question! It came to me by way of The Daily Post a blog that I subscribe to.
If I was to wave a magic wand and I didn’t need the money, I would be working as:
A Personal Fitness Trainer working with obese children and their families. I am a fitness enthusiast. Truthfully, I’m an exercise junky. I’m addicted to the euphoric feeling of the runners high.
It’s unsettling for me to see young children learn unhealthy eating habits and unhealthy lifestyles. When I see obese kids, especially the young ones, I want to grab the parents and quite frankly ask, “What the hell are you doing to your kid?” “Setting them up for major health issues, low self-esteem, teasing and bulling in school, discrimination and more!” “Stop! There’s a better way!” Of course, I know that if I took that approach, at the least, I’d get cussed out, but you get the picture. To adapt a healthy life style, one must educate themselves on exactly what a “healthy lifestyle” means, then the person must make a conscience choice to slowly make the change. I’d love to help the little ones and their parents do this.
Lastly, a Writer. More specifically, a writer, generating income, writing for my favorite magazines and a few other topics. I know, money is not suppose to be part of the equation, but realistically, I need to fund my other projects and pay for a second home in the islands. So somewhere along the line the need to make money will factor in. A percentage of my income will come from writing.
I answered the question very easily because I’ve asked myself the same question many times. Consequently, I am working on all three projects and have no doubt that each will occur in the right season and at the right time. Meanwhile, I continue to move forward… steady and slow, knowing that I will be ready when each opportunity presents itself.
I strongly believe that, with the exception of a few professions, the idea of a lifetime career is nonexistent. With so many career options and possibilities, no one should be stuck in an unsatisfying career. Although change does not occur overnight, it is also true that change cannot take place without some effort on our part. It’s easy to talk about what we want to do with our lives in the future, but it takes hard work, sacrifice, and commitment to make our dreams come true.
How about you? “What would your profession be if you didn’t need money?” I would love to hear from you.