Sometimes when I’m sitting in my office chair, clacking away on my computer for the 5th straight hour I start dreaming of more “glamorous” career paths I wish I had taken. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so grateful that I have the amazing opportunity to work from home and be with my daughter. But it’s ok to dream once and awhile and imagine what it would be like to be something else when I grow up…
I always feel happy when I walk into a florist and imagine I’d feel much of the same if I worked there. Not only that, but I get to make other people happy AND I get to be around beautiful things all day long. I can’t think of anything better.
2. Food Photographer
Being any type of photographer would be awesome, but being a FOOD photographer? Sign me up. I love being around food and getting to take pictures of it to make it even more beautiful and appetizing seems like a wonderful way to spend my day.
I’ve seen way too many romantic comedies but I’ve always dreamed of being a baker. The best romances always involve food in the movies and I already have a love affair with food so why not become a baker? I could be around my favorite food group all day (aka BREAD), make beautiful pastries and smell of sugar.
4. Fashion Buyer
You had me at “spending other people’s money.” A fashion buyer gets to decide and purchase clothes, shoes and accessories that will eventually be sold in department stores. They get to visit Fashion Week and spy what’s on the runway to determine trends, and then they buy accordingly. How awesome is that?
I’ve always dreamed of either working at a winery or becoming a Sommelier- a professional wine taster. Right now, I don’t know the difference between an aged Merlot from an oak barrel and a bottle of bottom shelf Cab, but I’d love to have a more refined pallet. It would be even more fun to work in a restaurant and help people choose the best wine for their meal and giving them an amazing dinner experience that only wine can bring!
6. Personal Shopper
Ever since Rachel from Friends became a personal shopper at Bloomingdales, I’ve often dreamed of becoming one myself. Getting to be around beautiful clothes, picking them out for (most likely) rich people and then living vicariously through them when they buy them? DONE.
Aside from living in fear that your jewelry store might get robbed, being a jeweler sounds like an awesome career. If I could, I’d love to be a diamond expert and help people make their diamond dreams come true with engagement and wedding rings, not to mention all the other fun diamond things like necklaces, earrings and bracelets!
Being a chocolate lover it goes without saying that a career involving my favorite sweet would go over quite nicely! A chocolatier is an expert in the history of chocolate and is also a professional chef who puts their energy into crafting creative food. I would love to spend my days covered in chocolate, wouldn’t you?
9. Professional Organizer
I know not everyone enjoys cleaning and organizing, but I sure do. It’s always been a dream of mine to help people declutter and live more peaceful lives through a clean and organized home. If I could, I would start my own business and throw away other people’s junk with great satisfaction.