February 24, 2012

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

I was watching Raging Planet on the Discovery channel on Monday. And it got me thinking. There are soo many things I wish I had gone to school for. I mean I don't hate what I'm currently doing but it's not what I'd have ever chosen for myself. Oh wait... I did. In any event these are career paths that, in hind sight, I'd really like to have followed.

Storm Chaser
I love natural disasters. It's probably the one thing I can truly say I'm obsessed with. Seeing the raw destruction cause by the natural elements just fascinates me to no end. Mudslides, lightening (not a disaster, but still very cool), tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, there is no end to the awe. I knew this was something that interested me the first time I saw Twister. It sucked me in (no pun intended).

Writing is something I've always enjoyed. I don't know what it is but I find words to paper to be so... so many things. Thought provoking, inspiring, encouraging - everything. When I was a kid I used to write short stories all the time. When I was somewhat older I started writing poetry. Now, I blog. Writing has always been an outlet for me. When I'm angry, upset or frustrated I journal. It helps get all the thoughts out regardless of how ridiculous they may have been at the time.

I. Love. Food. I mean how do you not? There are so many flavors, cuisines, everything. And in loving food I love to cook. I'm not huge on baking, but cooking? I like being in the kitchen trying new recipes and making my own with what I have. I wish I could be a foodie. Not a food snob, but a foodie. The one who uses truffle oil and exotic fruits or vegetables. Food is love people, food. is. love.

I'm the girl who's always taking pictures. The one who's always behind the camera. I find so much fun in taking pictures. Black and white are my absolute favorite filters. They're gorgeous. They're soft and dramatic all at the same time. You can take something that isn't "pretty" switch it to black and white and it ends up having a certain... quality.

Interior Decorator
Decorating is just plain fun to me. Painting. Creating themes. Hanging blinds or curtains. Finding that rug or picture that ties the room together. It's therapeutic. Plus, it speaks to my creative side.

Personal Stylist.
I'm a girl. Girls like clothes. Shoes can make or break an outfit. I LOVE shoes. If I had the permissible spending account, I'd own zillions of pairs of shoes. One of the best part about being a personal stylist? Spending someone else's money on all the clothes and shoes and bags and accessories I want. Which leads to the other best thing. Getting paid for providing that service. Get a few upscale clients and I've got my own super fabulous wardrobe.

Fortunately for me, I'm still young and able enough to do any of these. Except maybe storm chasing. That requires just wayy too much school.


  1. Personally I think being GOOD at cooking (chef) would be awesome. A useful skill, for sure.

  2. There is plenty of time to decide what you want to be when you grow up, and then change your mind again. I have had several careers, some simultaneously, and have enjoyed all of my pursuits. I would love to be a kick ass pastry chef...the food network challenges geek me up like no other! 

  3. PLEASE BE MY PERSONAL STYLIST. I am not upscale, but I am a charity case. Think of it as pro bono work. Sorry. I just spent the entire day having a Project Runway/laundry marathon and it's left me utterly depressed about my lack of clothing that looks good, fits, or doesn't have holes in it. 

    You could also do pro bono interior decorating work, because I haven't hung a THING since I moved to Boston. In June. Yikes. These bare walls are seriously driving me in.sane.

    I do have truffle oil, but I've killed many a dish on overusing it. I do not use organic fruits. Mainly because I almost never eat fruits. I don't like sweet things. It's a problem. Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder if I'm going to have to turn in my girl card or hand in my vagina or something because I was born without a sweet tooth.

  4. Writer and interior decorator would be on my list too. Storm chasing sounds fantastic! I say you do that! And, yes, you have plenty of time to do any one of these things, so get to it! :)