Isn’t it cute when we’re kids and we want to be hair dressers and flight attendants? Oh, come on, I know I’m not the only woman in her mid-30s who, as a child, wanted to do those things. I honestly don’t even remember wanting to be anything else. Not until I got older, then I thought I was going to be the next Annika Sorrenstam. Yeah, THAT didn’t happen! Neither did the hair dresser and flight attendant thing though. Ironically, I’m terrified to fly, I can’t think of a worse-fitting profession!
But now that I am older, there are lots of professions that I wish I had wanted to pursue, but they weren’t even on my radar back then. And I’ve often wondered, people who enter these professions, at what age did they start working towards it and how did they know that’s what they wanted to do? These are jobs I think would pay well, have flexible hours, and be somewhat rewarding. I think they’d be perfect for the woman who one day wants to be a working mum while still earning good money and having some flexibility. Here goes:
1. A doctor. Fair enough, it’s a LOT of hard work early on, and for years, but once you’re established, if you’re any good and depending on your specialty, there is mucho moola to be made, and you basically set your own hours!
2. A lawyer. Not one of those trial lawyers who work ridiculous hours with research and fact finding and all that junk, but maybe a contract lawyer, who can still make lots of money in part time jobs.
3. An accountant. Hey, not all accountants are boring! Plus, the potential to earn mega bucks is there, and also to work part time and from home.
4. An international super rock-star! Pink. I rest my case.
5. A Hollywood A-Lister. Pick and choose your movies, make shit loads of money and then do whatever you want, whenever you want!
So maybe the last 2 aren’t very realistic, I can’t sing OR act and I don’t like to be the center of attention, but the other 3 may have been, if I wasn’t so focused on my sports and spent more time studying. Instead, I find myself in my mid-30s, back at university, studying something I hope I am going to enjoy doing for a job but with far less confidence than the first time I went through this university thing.
Tell me, what do you do? Is it flexible? Does it pay well? Are you hiring? 🙂