Since taking part in Blogtober and coming to the conclusion that I need to find ways to bring more elements of things that make me feel enthusiastic into my life I have been thinking about work and my job. I spend a great deal of my day in a job that I have come to realise drains me of energy and feel that a change of job could be one way to inject some much-needed enthusiasm into my life.
I am in a really lucky position, where I am already employed and can take time to really explore this idea before I even start to actively look and apply for anything. Today I thought I would take some time to think about what my perfect job would be.
I would really like a job that would allow me to do some of the things I really enjoy like art or photography or painting and decorating. I think I need something that can tap into my creative side and encourage and connect with those skills.
I’d love some kind of job that would make use of my writing skills, maybe something that involved researching and writing articles. Blogging would be a brilliant job as I could utilise skills that I have learned while letting me learn even more along the way.
I have so many qualifications in art-based subjects and would really like to be able to put those skills to work in a job and not just at home as part of my hobbies. I’d love to be able to use all of the things I learned in my Degree and Foundation Degree, as well as the self-taught skills that I have mastered.
I would love to be able to create and keep an eye on statistics and be able to report on where things are headed and what I can do to improve on them.
I’d like to have a job where I am appreciated, feel like part of a team and to be included in team chats and outings.
I’d like to work in an office that understands and has respect for each member of the team, where the individual matters as much as the rest of the team.
I’d like to be heard and have my concerns listened to and to be taken seriously.
I don’t have a job role that I am aiming for anymore, most of the “job roles” I have searched for in the past, even working as a member of bar staff, all have so many different requirements, that, now, I am looking at job requirements first rather than job title.
What would your perfect job be? What would you look for in the perfect job? I’d love to know your answers so let me know in the comments!
13 thoughts on “My Perfect Job”
Realise Suzi I had the ‘perfect’ job if there is such a thing but I feel mine more of less ticked all my boxes and, although hard I made space for creativity.
Towards the end as in a lot of public services unless you were a ‘yes sir no sir three bags full sir & stab each other in the back sir’ type of person you become a square peg in a round hole. Nonetheless thank God I ran the course maintaining my integrity.
Im not sure if you have such a thing in the UK but over here we have some websites like “people per hour” or “fivver” which allows people to sell their gifts to other people. Like when I was on it I did editing for people (I had one paying job out of all the time i spent on both and didn’t even end up getting my share of like $10 or something cos it wasn’t enough to transfer when i left the site) but you could advertise your logo business there? Get clients, bid on offers.
I really hope you find a job that doesn’t drain you! I’ve had those jobs!
Right now I think I have a great job! I’m teaching without the limitations of the public board. Also without the pay lol but I can’t have everything can I? Lol
I hope Suzi you are successful in your endeavour. I am now happily ‘retired’ after a fulfilling career 🙂
Thank you! Me too! Xxx
Thank you for your advice! I’ve been looking at going through upwork which I think is similar to fivver, planning on signing up over the weekend! Xxx
I’m glad you had a job that ticked most of your boxes! I feel like a square peg in a round hole at the moment and it’s hard work! Xxx
Mine a long story, tell you some time. From what bits you say about your job if you feel your mental health is suffering & no one in organisation to turn to perhaps part time if able & develop other areas for your artistic talent as to not let full time work drain your energy.
Only my view as I don’t know you or your organisation. Just a thought 🤗
Go for it, and good luck.
Thank you! Xxx
Hmm…maybe a scenery painter for theatres? Research involved would be around the era that the play is set in.
I would love to be a wedding planner or be of support to patients who are in ICU, and their loved ones 💚
That would be amazing! I quite fancied being an events planner/ photographer but have no idea where or how to start! Xxx
Exactly my predicament! 💚