I had a Facebook friend pose a question to all her friends this week that I found interesting. She asked, if you could do anything you wanted to with your time, without worrying about money, what would you do? Her intent, of course, was to get people to suss out what they really feel is their calling in life. Know what my answer was? “Sleeping, eating, goofing off on the computer, and reading.” Hmmm. Doesn’t sound much like a real job to me, but it’s truly an honest answer. I’ve been thinking about this for days, trying to figure out what I could say was my calling. What job, vocation, profession really calls to me? So far, I’ve got nothing but my original answer.
Don’t get me wrong – I like my primary job, very much. I work with a really fantastic group of people; there is variety in my job tasks; I’m paid a decent wage with decent benefits and feel appreciated and respected by my boss. But I wouldn’t say this is my great passion in life. I like it fine, and of course I’m not planning to change careers or quit my job (especially in this economy!), but it’s just the nature of being human to wonder about what your ideal life could be like, isn’t it? I have thought that being a librarian might be good for me – Lord knows I have collected an inordinate number of librarians as friends – but just because I like to read does not necessarily mean I’d be a good librarian. The idea of planning reading programs for schoolchildren is less interesting to me than just reading. And otherwise? No ideas.
So, anyone have a clue of a vocation involving sleeping, eating, goofing off on the computer, and reading? Maybe I’m just destined to win the lottery? Fingers crossed! And while we’re at it, how would you answer the question: if you could do anything you wanted to with your time, without worrying about money, what would you do?