Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is there such a thing as dream jobs?

‘ello blogosphere, missed me? I have been extremely busy and uninspired due to a lack of a Filofax/good organizer in my life. (not the busy-ness, the uninspired part). Yes, I believe that a Filofax would complete my life. I also believe that ice-cream solves breakups so my believes are rather bizarre. Also if you don’t know what a Filofax is, we need to reconsider our relationship. Clearly, I can’t live knowing that you don’t know the MOST AWESOME THING EVER. Really. And I’m not even lying.
Well, speaking of dream jobs, I have way too many things I want to be, and way too little time/resources. When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher. Then, around eighth grade, I wanted to be a brain surgeon cos I read somewhere that they are the hardest things to be. Clearly I was misinformed. Never believe anything you read in the eighth grade. Till my secondary years, I wanted to be an accountant, but after I finished O levels, I figured that despite how much I LOVE (and I really do!) accounting, it was not something I want to be doing for the rest of my life. The thought of being an accountant forever scared me. It scared me to the extent where I though I was the only one who had no idea what to do with her life and that I must be in a state of despression. Then I realized that all these years I have been immensely interested in fashion and that is something I could do forever without getting bored, thus started my infatuation with fashion designing.
But somewhere in between, I found a love for marketing and wanted to do it. I like the whole advertising/creative thinking part to it, and I just had this eureka moment where everything was so clear to me. I would do marketing, get a degree. Do a maters in something related, and then do a PHD. Then I would get another degree, preferably in fashion designing/merchandising.
That was my path after the A Levels. My master plan. But things are changing. I want to do a degree in teaching now (after my marketing one. I am NOT leaving this degree unfinished and go do something relatively minor and irrelevant. NOT THIS CHICK!) mostly because the younger me had always wanted to be one, and I am not going to disappoint her. I am considering whether I should do a degree in secondary teaching/English so I could move back to my island/my other island someday and teach kids/young adults. Or I should teach college/university for which I wouldn’t need a teaching degree (especially If I was teaching marketing/management subjects) and it would be a far less hassle and the pay would be better. But then again being a primary teacher means more gifts on teachers day interesting /challenging job.
Well, I have another year to think about this, but it always stays in the back of my mind. The future is kinda scary but I am far more ambitious to let it get in the way of my dreams. I guess having too many dreams is rather confusing. Being in Maldives, it leaves me with very few opportunities for interesting and enjoyable careers. But someday I would like to own a fashion house (be an entrepreneur! WOO HOO), start a charity for a cause that I REALLY wholeheartedly believe in, and publish a memoir! I would also like to  work in any of the UN divisions, preferably UNDP. It’s the only (yet!) place in Maldives I have ever WANTED to work since I was 14 years old!
On an unrelated note, KFLFL is over, and I hope we did good. I still have to compose a report of the findings and mail it to the company. More assignments and classes await me!


  1. Seems like you havent still made up ur mind...its nothing to be afraid of...just go with the flow...enjoy life and live it...As Alice Morse Earle says "The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

    also if you do decide to go for a degree in the feild of marketing, there are lots of careers that would open for ya...eventually when you do ur masters that means you need not get another degree in teaching.

    but first you have to know who u are and where your interests lie...being an accountant is a good paying job but extremely boring. being a brain surgeon consumes half of your life. Going in the field of marketing/ sales pays well and its pretty interesting...but you have to be bold, outgoing and artistic.

    Well regarding working in UN...it would be pretty easy once you aquire your masters its pretty easy.

  2. PS considering you hate choosing one between given two or more choices and fore the others life should be pretty hard...hehhe

  3. Thinker yes. I believe in that quote a lot. Yeah, my teacher pointed me out that too the other day that I do not need a separate degree in teaching. That is pretty nice.

    I guess I like most things, hehe. I love marketing though. I am a bit outgoing, but I can't really say anything about bold or artistic. =/

    hmm. Thanks hehe


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