Thursday, June 21, 2012

Q is for QUEEN

Q is for Queen

When I was in junior high and high school, during my S.E.O.P.'s (I'm disappointed I remembered such a useless term) I would try to make things difficult for my teacher or counselor.  I don't know why I felt the need to do that, but I didn't know why I was being pressured into choosing a long-term career when up to that point, my only paid position was to be terrorized by neighbor children.  Literally, terrorized.  Here were some of my occupational goals:

During a 9th grade career lecture, I said I wanted to be a mortician.  I think I had heard my dad talk about it and thought it was interesting.  When I announced my plan, it scared the teachers and the counselor.  Success.

From about 10th grade forward, I decided I wanted to be the Queen of England.  I knew that would be a pretty big task, but I was up for it.  For example, I didn't want to convert so I was going to have to do a lot of missionary work to make Mormonism the state religion over there.  And, I was going to have to marry Prince William.  Which, at that time looked like a pretty good option as well.  Imagine my disappointment in November of 2010 when he announced his engagement.  Luckily, his looks resembled either a horse or his dad so I wasn't as interested.  And furthermore, I had my sights set on Jake.  Hook, line, and sinker.

Other jobs I've been interested in since my youth:

News Reporter
Presidential Communications Director
Presidential Speech Writer
Financial Educator
Financial Counselor
Google - anything - that place looks fun
Development Specialist
Anything I could do from home
Preschool Teacher

I'm a job coach now, and have been for five years.  My last employee is #161 since I started.  This has turned out to be the most interesting work I think I could do.  If I was a psychologist, or had a reality show like of The Office, I would still work here.  If I work forever, I'd like to have this job, I think.  Unless George W. starts hiring for anything.