As kids, we were always asked the question: "What would you like to be when you grow up?"
Most of us would have a single answer: A doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, an architect, a singer, a movie star... The slash-and-dash occupations (musician/administrator-secretary) just don't occur to us.
For many, the single answer career path becomes reality, although some may go on to different directions. But generally, single answer careers tend to be the norm.
Not for me, though. Ever since I discovered the slash-and-dash way of working, I've become: student/entrepreneur, college student/freelance writer, recruitment specialist/private tutor/writer, employee relations specialist/graduate student/writer-journalist, communications supervisor/consultant/writer, teacher-trainer/writer, writer-journalist/publisher/graduate student, psychologist*/writer/artist, etc. etc.
I guess, I've never really been a single answer professional. But, it doesn't mean that I'm all over the place. I know what I want. It just so happens that I see several "perfect jobs" as a way to achieve my dreams and goals. And, instead of feeling drained - I feel invigorated with the variety of work that I face. I love the challenges. I enjoy the rewards.
Jeremy Wright wrote about this topic too a couple of weeks ago over at The Wealthy Blogger.
How about you? How do you feel about your job/s? What do you think is THE perfect job of all? If you were to trade places with anyone, whose job do you wish to take for a day?
*NOTE: I have worked officially with a title of Psychologist in Singapore, but unable to claim this title here in Australia as of now. I have yet to be officially registered.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.
A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.
Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.