|seeing the Arch is one of those things that never gets old to me - I snapped this while driving back from my friend Chrissy's house in IL|
Anything? I'd be a stay at home mom. When I was in 1st grade we had to fill out a goals sheet and on mine was "learn how to make cookies so I can be a good mommy". And that hasn't changed.
Or, alternatively, a summer camp counselor. Basically something with kids. If I had to pick something where I could legitimately make a living, I'd say a volunteer manager at a large non-profit that benefits animals, the outdoors, or children.
|My friend Emily and I just went and saw the Glee movie...it was....interesting, to say the least. But we got these sweet hats (and a bag!)...and now you know why I never wear hats.|
2. What draws you to this?
I LOVE children, I love caring for people, and I love going to work knowing that what I am doing is benefiting the greater good, not just lining some CEO's pocket.
|When it's cold out, they take the penguins for walks at work. This is from a snowy day two winters ago - they're so cute waddling down the sidewalks and sliding down snow banks. (Have I mentioned how much I love my job?)|
3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?
Well, as soon as I realized a volunteer manager was a thing, I wanted to be one. Soo....high school, maybe?
|Jeremey before my work's creative black tie event earlier this summer|
The dollar bills, yo! And job security. I'm at a very secure position right now, at a non-profit organization that I LOVE (that is making more money than ever in the bad economy), and I have wonderful coworkers. It would be VERY difficult for me to find another place of work that I love as much, and I know that. I almost wish that I had started my career elsewhere so I could end up retiring here....or I could just work here until retirement (which, since I started so young would be around 54).....
|My new favorite drink (the diet tastes SO much better than the regular). It's wonderful by itself, and even better with some vodka and a lime wedge.|
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest… what’s one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?
I'm someone who doesn't look for options when I'm happy - why mess with what's working? And legitimately, there is the potential for me to get in my dream position at my current employer in 5 years or so....really I just need to focus on getting more education, and actually find a place to volunteer myself so I can get more experience that way.
|I can't look at this picture without laughing - it's my friend Sam in a Burberry trench he scored for a really good deal on eBay - only to get the coat and realize the sleeves are elbow length on him.|
Happy Friday, everyone - enjoy your weekend!