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.
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.
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.
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.