Money For Nothing

If you’re like most of us, you need to earn money by working for a living. Describe your ultimate job. If you’re in your dream job, tell us all about it — what is it that you love? What fulfills you? If you’re not in your dream job, describe for us what your ultimate job would be.

This is an interesting post coming the day after Kanye West asks Mark Zuckerberg for money so he can do what he wants!

At the moment it’s safe to say that I work to live rather than live to work. Sometimes I enjoy my job and other times I don’t. It’s about to get a whole lot worse I think.

I still don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up though. I’ve thought about enrolling in a web design course but the job market is pretty saturated apparently. When I left uni I was going to start a business doing a full branding, web build, business cards… the lot. But I was an unqualified lawyer who hadn’t done art or IT for over a half a decade.

I’d love to have a coffee shop by day, becoming a bar with live music by night. I have no experience and I’m not sure how to get that while I’m already working and not knowing anyone experienced to be able to go in to business with. Losing a steady, well paid job to become a barista would probably end with me only losing the money I need to start the business! Still, something to explore and I’m keeping an open mind.

Not that working in the food industry doesn’t provide job satisfaction, but I’d maybe like something with a more… What’s the word? Tangible? Direct? Obvious? Yeah, maybe a more obvious link to people’s wellbeing. That’s why I wanted to be an optometrist. I think someone’s sight is the most important sense and being able to help with that and safeguard felt like a noble cause.

I’d still love to do that, but I don’t think there’s much I can do. At this point I can hear a voice telling me that I’m being defeatist. My option is to restart study and even then it’s a gamble that I’ll be able to achieve now what I failed badly at when I was 18 years old. I doubt I could do three A-Levels round my current job either, certainly not in 2 years. If I did, I’d still be reliant on someone giving me a chance at the end. I’d potentially be a student at 40, and I think that would hinder some other things that would take priority.

It goes back to that question – how much of a risk should you take? Some things, however hard you work, are out of your control and I’m learning that effort and desire aren’t always rewarded. But still, I’m thinking of some practical things and I’ll keep dreaming. Never say never.

Ooh money money, your money honey
So naughty naughty
Give me that d-dinero
Want your money honey, not your body buddy
Want your money money
Pesos pounds y lira!
Ooh money money, money honey
money money
Give me that d-dinero
Want your money honey, body buddy
money money

Money by Girls Aloud (I’m sorry!)

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