I was asked this weekend what my dream job is. I couldn't give an answer. I think this has changed so many times. Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher. I thought they had the coolest job, and I still think they do! I mean every Friday, they get to wear school colors and get to have school parties during the Holidays!! Haha, but I know new legislation and more responsibilities are given to teachers each year, and this is not necessarily the most appealing job in America. I have also wanted to be an event planner, cake designer, work in athletics somehow, and well on any given day, the dream job can change!
But, something I have always thought about and still do, is by working for a not-for-profit organization. No, there is not much money to be made, but I have the heart and compassion to serve individuals. A representative from the Ronald McDonald House spoke to a conference I was attending just last weekend, and I once again confirmed my willingness to serve in this capacity. They much raise close to a million dollars a year to function...just in one office! Essentially, she is an event planner, but she also gets to give back every single day. What a feeling that would be!! In addition, I just read a story about a mother who lost her son from DIPG. Just One More Day is an organization that is intended to help fight DIPG and provide a support group from families affected by this disease. Reading this definitely brought a tear to my eye, and I automatically wanted to learn more.
These are just 2 examples, but there are so many not-for-profit organizations out there. So, if you are reading this and know of any opportunities like this, please let me know. Your heart needs to be in your job, or it will be 'just a job' for as long as you work. I do not want that with my life. Take home message for you--Look for ways you can help out local not-for-profit organizations in your area!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wow. It has been a long since I last blogged. I always have a ton of ideas of what to blog about and then for some reason never just go ahead and do it. I should probably do it more often and then my head might not be so cluttered from a million different things. Here is something I have thought about several times within the past week, month, year, and it can go on from there. I feel like I am never content with the here and now. I love everything I do, but sometimes I just want to be somewhere different. I always know what I could be missing, which sometimes hinders me from truly having a good time in the present. For instance, I will be traveling with my good ACT friends to Texas this weekend. I know this sounds kind of dumb, but by going to Texas I will be missing out on my little brother's last basketball game...ever. I am so excited to go to Texas, but I just want to be home. Also, I have no clue what I will be doing next year as I graduate in May. I want to be here, I want to be there, but I just want to be happy and content wherever I am. My head spins in many different directions. I am just tired of this. I am tired of thinking so much. Time for a little fun and less thinking.