(1) What do you do? & (2) Do you enjoy it?
I'm a tad curious to know what you - my readers do for a living and if you enjoy doing it. (3) If you could switch paths or fields - would you...what would you do instead?
Of course, I'm asking so I'll be the first to answer.
(1) I went to school for Public Relations and was lucky enough to land a great job out of school. So my background is in Entertainment PR. I was laid off around this time last year so since then I've been doing contract/freelance work in the same industry.
(2) Overall, I do enjoy it. I mean, it definitely has a 'cool' factor and has its perks but I would enjoy it more if I could pick my own clients. It's kinda hard to promote something when you're not 100% into it - but you make it work.
(3) Right now, I'm trying to switch over into the International Development field - I'd love to work with a large international organization in something like Program/Project Development but I'll likely have to start off in Communications since that's my area of expertise. I feel like it would give me an opportunity to combine several of my passions (humanitarian issues/travel/photography) into one - and isn't that what the ultimate career would allow you to do? However, in 10 years from my dream is to be living in Egypt and building/renovating my own guesthouse (much like Maryam is doing in Marrakesh). I can totally envision it now and know what I want to do--employ Egyptian natives as cooks/drivers/guides, sell beautiful goods, give authentic & intimate guided tours, provide a safe/chic & affordable place for adventurous souls to stay...but I'll leave that for another post...
So - now it's your turn. Don't be shy!