What would you do if you weren’t doing what you were doing? What’s your dream?

Have you ever been asked the questions by someone at any point in your life, whether you were on the edge because of something in your personal life or like me stuck at an employment crossroads —

What would you do if you weren’t doing what you were doing?  What’s your dream?

Good questions.

There are things I love, give me joy and make me feel free and whole.

I’m not sure what I would actually do in one word, but I definitely wish whatever it was would allow me to travel more — perhaps spin a globe, close my eyes and place my finger on wherever it stopped and get on a plane or train (now that’s a fantasy, right?), write (for others to read and dream through my words), sample local fare, including from off-the-beaten path locales (while snapping photos, of course) and have a home-base with an obscene amount of closet space (for my shoes and clothes — smh), lots of accommodations for visiting family and friends with a view of the ocean (or living steps away from the beach — I’m an island girl, after all).

My life as a marketing chick dealing with (thankless) professional services executives, stuck in an office all day at a desk, isn’t the worst, but it isn’t what I envision for the rest of my life.  My dream is to explore.  I wish to do something much more worthwhile. But most of all, I wish for — dream constantly for — freedom.

So, I ask the question — if you could snap your fingers and transform…

What would you do if you weren’t doing what you were doing?  What’s your dream?

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8 thoughts on “What would you do if you weren’t doing what you were doing? What’s your dream?

  1. HMMMMM. Dreamworld- I would be doing some marine observation and research…. dolphin communication or sonar tracking abilities something like that. Of course I would have to live in the Keys, barefoot and in a bathing suit full time. I must have been seriously affected by all of those Jacques Cousteau documentaries of my youth or maybe I should just work at Sea World. LOL!

    • I believe you’re heading south to enjoy the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Lucky you! I could definitely see you relaxing on the beach — Living la vida loca on the weekend nights sipping cocktails and enjoying it with great friends! I’m fascinated. Never knew you even loved marine life, so this is an eye opener — and with your warm and caring spirit, I could see you in this role. For sure!

    • I could see you doing that. Easily. And with beach-living, Pookah’s allergies would be pretty much non-existent.

      P.S. I would visit you and you could visit me at my ocean-front or near-the-ocean property.

  2. My dream is to own an animal sanctuary. Instead, I’m a music teacher. I loved your post as it summed up everything I’ve been thinking about over the last few months. Thanks!!

    • Thank you so much for commenting. I’m happy that the post resonated with you. I hope it resonates with others. I guess we all go through these motions. My greatest fear is that I’ll go through life (however long that is, especially since our length of time isn’t promised to us) and get to a point of, “What if?” I’d never, ever want to feel that way.

      I really hope you’ll make the dream of owning an animal sanctuary a reality. Music is for now. Up next: Animal Sanctuary. For me: Marketing Chick to Execs is for now. Whatever it is in a word that incorporates all or some of the things that bring me joy will be up next. We’ve got to believe that we’ll find a way to make these dreams a reality–put those words into action. 🙂

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