Work Hard, Play Hard

I’ve really slacked off from the 30 day blogging challenge (to no surprise lol) but now I’m back like I never left! I left off at day 6 so I’ll just continue to day 7 even though there have been 30+ days in between the two lol. Today’s blogging challenge entails discussing my dream job and why it’s my dream job. Well that’s easy enough.

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a book publisher. Of course my dreams changed every now and then along the way, especially when I got involved in new classes or activities that piqued my interest. I know at one point I was adamant about going to Pharmacy School at UNC or Campbell University because I developed a keen interest in chemistry in 10th grade.  That class was supposedly the most difficult in our school and the dropout rate was CRAZY! I finished out that class with a strong A and took pride in how easy the lessons and equations came to me. I just knew that I was going to college to be a pharmacist; I even started helping out in the pharmacy at CVS when I worked there in high school. Working in the pharmacy quickly turned me away from that career path, and my next vision included working as a scientist in a hidden lab for the government lol. It was a stretch, but I was so serious!

Needless to say, once I got pregnant with Trey my senior year in high school, my dreams of being any type of scientist died quickly. I knew I wasn’t trying to put in all those years in school just to obtain a degree. Nor was I trying to spend my days working long hours away from home for the rest of my life. It wasn’t until one of my friends suggested I start a blog that I realized that my dreams of being a publisher never died. Reading and writing are my two most realized passions in life. I knew in order for me to be happy in my work, I needed to follow my passions. Once I started pursuing my degree in Professional Writing, it became very clear that was the right direction for me. I knew that I was a great creative writer and editor – great attributes for any publisher to possess – but it wasn’t until after I started my courses that I realized I was also great at technical (business) writings.

That’s when my plan hit me. I am determined to have my own publishing company in the future. I will publish books, possibly magazines, and whatever else my little heart desires for a living. I recently obtained my business license as a writing and editing consultant and plan to use that as my stepping stone to eventually reach my lifelong dream. Helping people live out their dreams by utilizing my own talents will make me a very prosperous and happy woman very soon. Now if I can just find a way to publish books, interview famous people, and be a personal shopper on the side then you really won’t be able to tell me anything *flips hair* LOL!

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