I was pissed on last Sunday. I was wearing my nice jeans, a pretty blouse, and basic nice flats since we were on our way to an Easter bbq. So, of course, one of the Pomeranians I needed to walk peed all over my leg. The kicker was that we were already on our way out of town, and I didn’t have a change of clothes.
So, I washed my jeans with vinegar water while they were still on me and dried them with the a/c vents for the next 45 minutes of our trip. Worked great! But while I was cold, wet, and smelling of vinegar (and probably a hint of dog pee), I started day dreaming about my other future career options if online blog ad management and professional pet sitting don’t work out in the long-term.
I could easily see myself managing other people’s blogs or even taking over a company’s blog. I don’t know how many times I’m on a website and think, “Sheesh, their blog is as cold as a witch’s teat…” To make a full-time career out of blog management, I’d need a bunch of blogger clients or just one huge company site. Hmmmm…
Work for a Non-Profit
I enjoy my involvement in Big Brothers, Big Sisters and SMART Animal Rescue. I’ve been thinking about working for a non-profit organization, or maybe the branch of a for-profit company that assigns money to charities for tax write-offs. I have no idea how to get into this sort of field, but I’d love to find something that makes me passionate and could help me contribute something to society as a whole.
Get My Master’s Degree
My parents would LOVE it if I went back to college to get my Master’s. I could get an MA in Economics and use it to become a private economic consultant or to hopefully help manage the economic side of a non-profit or business I support.
If that doesn’t float my boat, maybe a Master’s in psychology since I love how the human mind works and could help people feel better.
On the other hand, I also like the idea of becoming a certified budget counselor. The process is doable for me and I LOVE talking budget numbers with others. Honestly, I sort of do this already for a few people I hang out with. It would be awesome to turn it into a well-paying job…although asking people bad with money to pay me would feel weird. Maybe I could get paid by an organization like a school or private company to help people for free.
Overall, the idea of leaving my semi-flexible schedule for a job that would most likely require regular working hours doesn’t sound great to me. I like my self-employed life. Despite being peed on way more than you would think is normal. I think I’m going to continue with what I have now for as long as possible since I do still love it. But it’s always nice to have options.
What would you do if you left your current job/career?