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Old 06-17-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
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If you could be anything... what would it be?

Sometimes I wonder what profession I would be in, if things like security, or really even reality weren't factors at play. Would I have chosen a different career path? Maybe... Would you?
I guess to answer these questions as to what you would do/be, you'll have to answer what you do now. I hope this isn't too personal for some, but I thought it could be an interesting discussion. See what keeps us or doesn't keep us from following our 'professional' dreams.

Myself, I am an administrative assistant at the moment for a Brokerage Firm. I am one class shy of completing a two year Certificate Program in Public Relations. (I'll be looking for a new job soon... so if any of you are in the business... lol) So, I am going to be a Public Relations Rep. I am trying to break into entertainment with the hopes of eventually doing promotions for a record label or even eventually managing a band. I am really interested in the industry and am quite happy with my career choice, but sometimes, I think that if money weren't at all important, or perhaps if I were a bit more of a risk taker as far as security goes, I'd be a History Professor. I'd love to get my PhD in Russian History and work at a University somewhere teaching the subject that I love; however.... I don't think 5 more years of school is in the cards for me, emotionally or financially. Not too mention getting a good paying job afterwards in the field is not so easy.... I'd have to completely compromise where I want to live etc... I'd also have to keep having works published and I don't think I am that focused. lol So thus, I have not chosen that particular path.

If $$$ were never a factor, I'd probably own my own Book Store, specializing in History and literature... hard to find out of print works, as well as new. Not exactly a financial venture.

*Sigh.... it's fun to dream.

Anyway, all that being said, I am happy in life and am quite excited to pursue my chosen career, however, sometimes certain factors persuade our choices. Do you agree? If you feel like sharing I am curious to know what you do, coupled with what you would do, if you would even do something different at all. No 'I wanna be a rock star' here.... unless of course you actually have a realistic musical ability, but perhaps are too scared to try.

(Can I add also that I am not as money hungry as my thread perhaps makes me appear to be. I just want to create a good life for myself financially. I like to travel... and well, want to always be able to afford that plane ticket if I can. )
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You and I are kindred, Angel - we both aim to pursue PR in the Entertainment industry.

I practice PR myself for my company and do freelance work for musicians as needed. It's a blast.

Working in the Industry, you really have to have a backbone and a sence of purpose. It's so easy to get putoff by unchecked egos.


When I move next month, I plan to join a drama company and start acting again.

I am also currently writing my first novel.


Best of luck to you, my friend
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If $$$ were never a factor, I'd probably own my own Book Store, specializing in History and literature
My dream!!! I would LOVE to do that. I'd want the bookstore to also specialize in travel literature & have a small music section. I still think about trying to make it work somehow...maybe someday!
I work in politics now - it's good, but definitely not what I want to do for much longer.
My other dream job would be an English literature professor - I'm still contemplating it, actually...it's in line with the book/music shop.
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My dream!!! I would LOVE to do that. I'd want the bookstore to also specialize in travel literature & have a small music section. I still think about trying to make it work somehow...maybe someday!
I work in politics now - it's good, but definitely not what I want to do for much longer.
My other dream job would be an English literature professor - I'm still contemplating it, actually...it's in line with the book/music shop.
YES!!!!! Travel books and music!! Of course!!!!! Let's go into business.
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I am an artist, and right now I do graphic design/typesetting, but ultimitaly I would love to be an illustrator/painter with my own studio.
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A female mindreader.
I thought all females are mindreaders ???
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