Ever since I was a little girl, my head has always been full of ideas. Therefore, I never had just that one game plan in mind of what I wanted to be. Even when I went to university, I didn’t fully know where I was heading. Thankfully, a plan did develop along the way, and today, I work as a journalist, and it is definitely a good job for me since it’s pretty versatile.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t catch myself in those “in another life…” moments, where I think about all the other things I would like to be. There are a few that seem so much fun, or I know I’d be pretty good at, and I do hope that I’ll live many more lives to try them all out.
Marine Biologist: I’ve always been pretty fascinated by life under the sea, and I would absolutely love to discover all of it. Maybe I just watched too many mermaid movies, but something just draws me in. The problem is, I’m actually a bit scared of the open sea which isn’t very convenient for the job. And I was also not very good in biology class, so it wouldn’t have been a proper subject at uni for me. All of it just doesn’t go together very well. So I just visit lots of aquariums.
Rapper: Yeah, this one may sound weird, but boy, I would love to be a rapper. They are so talented and intelligent with words, and the music is fun. Now, I can’t say I have zero talent, cause I’m good with lyrics and can talk fast and all, but I don’t think it sounds great. I’ll rap “Butterfly” from Crazy Town or “Shoop” by Salt n Pepa perfectly, but I don’t really sound like a superstar. I think. I don’t rap much in front of others. I’m a good singer, though.
Detective/Agent: It doesn’t matter if a private detective, for the police, or maybe an agent for the CIA, or whatever. Out of all the jobs in the world, this is the one thing I would love being the most. I watch so many crime shows and really want to be involved. It’s so interesting and I love snooping around, doing research, etc. This probably is a glorified version of the real deal, I know, but in my head, it’s exactly what I want to be. Analyzing evidence, following clues, solving crimes and mysteries are totally up my ally.
Wedding/Party Planner: Do you have any idea how great I would be at shouting into a headset for people to get things done? I would definitely make sure that everything was in place to get the party started. Personally, I don’t want to get married, which is actually a shame, cause I would love to plan my wedding and it would be amazing. In my friend group, I’ve always been the organizer of everything and threw so many parties that I feel like I don’t really need actual training. But I probably do. Anyway, I love organizing and planning, giving orders, crossing things off my to-do-list, so this would be perfect.
Carrie Bradshaw: I know that this isn’t a job, but anyone who watched Sex and the City knows exactly what I’m talking about. She’s an author, a columnist, and surely, I would love to be exactly that. Which technically could still be possible. Being flexible with everything, getting paid for an article here and there, selling your own books, etc. And she can afford an apartment in New York and lots and lots of Manolo Blahnik’s with all of it. Sure, it’s very unrealistic, but a girl can dream, right?!