I knew SHE would ask a hard one. It's that journalistic blood running through her veins.
Question: If you could choose your job, including any dream, talent or skill, what would it be?
Well, JW, you asked for it!
I always loved to write but other than a few poems and short stories, I have never been published. I have not actively pursued that career so I will call it a hobby. I saw a friend from high school that asked me what I was doing and after the answer he said, I imagined you would be drowning in manuscripts by now.
So, all of that to say, I would love to be in a position to try my talent/skill? at writing for the love of writing and for the enjoyment I may give others. Hey, wait, maybe I am doing that already! How about changing that to writing well enough to bring in some money...it does help make my world go round.
This was a serious question and I am taking it lightly, sorry. If I could choose any job, talent or skill it would be to practice veterinary medicine. I love animals, always have, always will. (I try to hide that on my blog, but I think you guys are onto my secret). I do not want to sound as if I am boasting but I seem to have a connection with four legged animals. Can't explain, always been that way. The first time I went missing, as a baby, I had followed a pack of dogs away from the house. Mom found me, safe and sound and happy as a pig in a mud puddle.
I love to paint and love that feeling I get when I am "in the zone". I lose time and myself. I did not paint until much later in life. I choose a talent that allowed me to play with painting and would at least make enough money to buy more canvas.
Summation: DVM, Occupant of Best Sellers' List, Artist
Another question: Would this choice of job be the same as when you were in high school?
This is almost the same as high school and I just realized that I am living part of my dream. I wanted to go to vet school but after Mom and Dad had sent two girls through college, I did not want to put them through that again. Vet schools were rarely accepting women and the chance that I would be accepted at all ran very low so I chose a computer school, the up and coming career in the early seventies.
After messing with this darn computer program,
I am glad I did not go into computers,
Or maybe I should have,
I was too young when I graduated.
If I had gone, maybe the blooming alignment
would not be so hard to set correctly.
I could have written a better program.
The man told Mom I scored the highest of any tester
even when I had taken the test
and swinging my legs at the table.
She did not tell me that til years later.
I wonder why.
I have enjoyed this question
If any one else has any,
I will be delighted to answer.
Maybe before the next question,
I can figure this darn alignment thing out!!!