Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “What is your dream job, and why?” This one is an easy one. Although if you had asked me this question 7 years ago, I would have said a CSI.
I actually have my dream job. Being a professional blogger IS my dream job. I just didn’t know it seven years ago.
I’ve told the story before how I accidentally became a blogger….
Your daddy and I knew that we wanted me to be a stay at home mom if I ever had a child. I have a degree in education and spent several years substitute teaching, but once I found out I was pregnant, I quit working.
I loved spending all my time with you. You were the best baby and we bonded beautifully. The first five years flew by.
You were ready to start Kindergarten and I was lost.
Yet, I still wanted to be home. I wanted to make sure I was the one to get you up, ready, and off to school. I wanted to be there to pick you up each day. I definitely wanted to be in your classroom/school every chance they would allow me to.
I needed flexibility.
I discovered an online store called CafePress where you could create your own designs and sell them, all from the comfort of your own home. And it wasn’t about the money, but having something to do. Being creative. I spent a year coming up with designs to sell on T-Shirts, coffee mugs, calendars, and much more.
I was surprised that people were buying them. They really were!
After about a year I learned that a great way to showcase and sell your designs was to create a blog and write about it. In just a few days of blogging I knew I did not want to do CafePress anymore. I knew I wanted to write. I found my passion.
With today’s technology, I can blog from wherever I am. I can be visiting my brother, your uncle, and still meet all my deadlines. I can schedule a post and even have it shared through various social media outlets all while I’m at your school all day.
It’s true that my blog has really built up and sometimes I co-host Twitter parties or have webcasts and other things of this nature to attend, but I can’t thing of another job that would allow me the flexibility as being a professional blogger does. Not to mention, I get to do something I LOVE…. write.
A CSI would be an interesting job, I’m sure. And maybe in another lifetime, but I’ve been blessed to find my dream job. I just realized in fact, that I had my blogiversary this past Friday. My blog is six years old.
Check back next week when the topic is, “What are five passions you have?”