Monday, June 09, 2014

You're Fired ... or something

In about a month, my production/editing job at Regal Books will officially be eliminated. (Regal has been sold to Baker Books.) People keep asking if I'll find my way back to writing full-time again, and that would be lovely. But then again, I keep wondering if I should think outside the box a little, maybe take this time in my life to reassess my gifts and skills and find my true dream job. So with a little digging on Google, I've found some decent choices:

Video game tester - Can earn up to 100k/year (!)

Chocolate taster - No salary listed, but really, would I need one?

Bed & Breakfast owner - Since I prefer to neither cook or talk to strangers, especially in the mornings, I'd say it's safe to cross this one off my list ...

Beer taster - I'd have to actually like the taste of beer, right? Next ...

Fashion designer - Hubby and I are paying big bucks to send our second born to fashion school in New York. I'm already seeing amazing (and free) designer clothes in my future ...

Inventor - Okay, now, this is something I wouldn't mind pursuing. How many times have I said, "If only there were a _____________ (fill in the blank) for that!" I'll keep this one on the short list.

Hotel manager - I was in the hotel business for five years, including management, and found that there's truly nothing like being awakened in the middle of night by a guest who tripped on their shoelaces and split open their lip on the lobby bar. Ah, memories ...

Medical marijuana dispensary reviewer - I'd have to move to Colorado for this one, not to mention other non-negotiables.

Novelist - It always comes back to this, doesn't it? Considering I have about half a dozen unfinished manuscripts in my home office, and at least as many characters begging to be heard, something tells me that many of them will find their day on the page soon. And if any of them need to find a profession? Pretty sure I've got that covered, too :)

2 comments:

Carrie Padgett said...

I'm excited to see what's in store for you next, Julie. Not to mention all those characters and stories in your head!

Vader's Mom said...

I like that novelist idea :)