I have three dream jobs. I fantasize about each of them in waves. Sometimes I’m really into one of them. Other times I’m obsessed with another. I would accept all three at the same time!
Not just any novelist. I still want to be any novelist but to have it be my only job I’ll need to be successful. I want to write empowering books. The kind of book that makes you believe in love and the kindness in the world despite all the terribleness out there. A book where the characters feel real and you can relate to them and no one saves anyone. This doesn’t make me sound very literary. I don’t have high hopes of writing a novel that makes you question your existence or the existence of God or really changes your life. I want to write a book that you read curled up in a big armchair with a cup of tea or a glass of wine near your fireplace.
I don’t actually know a great title for this dream job. It would involve a lot of creativity, Pinterest and Etsy. I love to make crafts, knit, sew and so on. If I could make a living out of doing any of these things I would love life. Currently I’m not actually good enough at any of these things to charge for them. One day…
Bed & Breakfast Owner:
The places I’ve stayed while traveling have been a huge influence on me. A great place to stay really shapes your trip. When I was in Australia the hostel environments, cleanliness, and location often were a huge factor on how much I liked a particular city or area. My dream bed and breakfast is somewhere quiet but convenient. It has lower rates so that even young travelers might be able to afford it. It has a big wide porch and a garden that I use for the breakfast. The rooms aren’t kitschy or themed. They’re comfortable and clean. In the evenings guests like to sit on the front porch and drink wine. We meet people from all over the world and hear their stories.
I think I would also be happy just making pies, if that’s an option.