Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The 30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 7: My Calling

Prompt: What is your dream job, and why?

I have given this a lot of thought, and even though I'm not quite sure what I want to be yet, I'm willing to share a few of the ideas I have right now, according to my current interests.

1. Secretary/Assistant
I don't really know what the real title for this job is, but you get the general idea. I've always loved the idea of sitting at a work desk taking dictation, planning out schedules on Google Calendar, answering phones and e-mails, running errands, and getting coffee for some weird reason...call me crazy. (I make really good coffee with a french press by the way.)

2. Journalist/Columnist
I've always liked the idea of writing a column or article in a newspaper or magazine. I like the idea of a magazine writer better though, because I could write "how-to" articles or interviews by celebrities or something like that instead of the inside story on a local crime or traffic catastrophe.

3. Novel/Children's Book/Christian Book Editor
I like reading novels, christian and children's books and coming up with ideas for them. I also like the idea of going to meetings with writers and publishers, and helping them become great writers and book sellers.

4. Copyeditor
I think this is the job that might be one step down from an editor, but I think I would be happy with it all the same. It's a great opportunity for my spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills to be put to good use, and it might be fun.

5. Professor
This one is really "if-y" because I've never really seen some of my own talents where I find myself saying, "Oh wow! That would be great for becoming a professor!" However, it's a great job to teach the next generation about becoming great citizens and leaders of the world that gets them excited about learning in the areas that they know they want to specialize in.

Now that I have all of the "potential" jobs out of the way, here's a dream job that I have that I think I might be called to do by the Lord. I'd like to become a teacher of English, Literature, Language Arts, the Classics, the Bible, Philosophy, and potentially foreign languages, history, or other areas of the Arts. I would especially like to teach the middle school and high school groups, because they seem to be at the age where they might need the self-discipline to want to learn. I'm also considering getting a counseling degree so that not only would I teach kids academics at the secondary school level, but also counsel them to be mature, intelligent, discerning, and Christ-loving individuals. This doesn't just include kids in the schools of America, but the kids in the church, and the youth all over the world. It would be wonderful to see kids who are my age now, be so excited to love Christ and learn about Him and His world, and receive a great education that prepares their hearts and minds for whatever the Lord calls them to be as His children and disciples.

Question for the Reader: What's your dream job?

"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." --Proverbs 16:3

1 comment:

  1. hayley I think you would make an excellent church youth leader :)

    my dream job is to teach latin and omnibus at VPSA :D


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