My recent job search has made me realise I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Not that I’m ever going to grow up, mind you.
Before I met Scuba Man, I had a plan. I was going to be a lawyer. At the time, I was going to school part-time while working full-time. I had wanted to be a lawyer since I was a little girl and that’s what I was working toward.
Then I fell in love. I found someone I enjoyed being with, spending time with. Suddenly, spending 60 – 70 hours a week working as a lawyer didn’t seem very appealing.
I was working in accounting and continued to do so well into our marriage. Eventually, I got bored with it and went back to school to learn computer programming.
Now, I am bored with that. Only, I’m not really sure what I want to do next and we have bills to pay, so I’m still going to be doing it.
I love to research. It was one of the reasons being a lawyer appealed to me so much. I could sit in the law library for hours and not realise it. Even now, I love researching new things, although the Internet has made it less challenging.
I think it would be an awesome job to do that type of research for a living. The ultimate? Being a researcher for a novelist. Checking out all the details needed to tell the story. Researching a typical day in a job, or researching a city. All those things that make the novel credible. That would be so cool.
I don’t have any idea how one would go about finding that type of job. I haven’t even figured out how to go about finding a job in a career other than programming. Yes, I know, research it. But, until I do…
Is anyone looking for a researcher? I know someone that’s available.