Obviously of late I have being thinking about dreams and living the dream. ‘Fight Club’ – the novel – is still rumbling around in my head.
I think one of the most affecting dream maker, and dream breaker, is your job. After all, we spend so much time doing our job. And often, we continue with our dream breaker job because it suits our current need, supports our family, and/or we are afraid to take a risk. I have done that – many times over (not in all jobs, though). All three reasons.
Part of the compromise of moving to Hong Kong for my husband’s job was that I would have the opportunity to use my law degree, which I completed when I was pregnant with my first daughter. Also, there is no doubting that my husband’s current wage enabled me to follow my dream. Without him, and the cash (!), I would not have been able to start afresh in the law world.
For over a year now I have being working in a human rights law firm in Hong Kong. I once dreamed about this type of job. And here I am. I networked, researched, volunteered, pestered and took a risk to be where I am today in paid employment.
I am living my dream job, and every day of my life is now different because of that risk and opportunity to do so.
Are you living your dream job? If so, how does that make you feel? If not, what stops you? What is your dream job?