My Dream Job
BY SHANNYN SCHROEDER
Iâ€™m a hard worker. I always have been, which means that Iâ€™ll work almost any job, even if I hate it, as long as it pays the bills. I worked at a hot dog stand all through high school and college. I even continued to work there after I started teaching. I worked as a tutor. I run my husbandâ€™s construction company. I work as an editor for an education company and I still teach part-time. Thatâ€™s all on top of being a mom to my 3 kids. My life is a series of part-time workâ€”except for motherhood. That one is never ending.
I have varying degrees of love for all of those jobs (except for the construction companyâ€”I hate that job and always have, but it pays the bills). I love being a mom and couldnâ€™t imagine my life without my kids, but the pressure and stress take away from it being my dream job. Although, if I got paid for all the tasks that motherhood entails, I might be rich. So far, though, being a writer is the best job yet. I earn money off my dreams. Thatâ€™s a pretty good gig. However, itâ€™s still not my dream job.
My best friend and I have talked over the years about opening a bookstore when we get old. Weâ€™d sell booksâ€”new and used. Weâ€™d also have a small cafÃ© that served tea and coffee and our homemade cookies. My friend and I love to bake. Weâ€™d get to work together again (we met at that hot dog stand almost 30 years ago), weâ€™d be surrounded by books (YAY!), and weâ€™d bake (YUM!). It could quite possibly be the most perfect job.
In addition, Iâ€™d be able to continue writing because a laptop travels everywhere. I could discuss characters and plot with my best friend as I wrote. Sheâ€™d be across the aisle to be my beta reader. And did I mention, thereâ€™d be books! We could spend our day reading and helping other people find great books.
I know the likelihood of that dream job happening is pretty small. I donâ€™t like to run a business (as made obvious through the construction company), and thereâ€™s no way to have a store and not have to deal with business. But itâ€™s still fun to dream. And in the meantime, Iâ€™ll add those dreams into my books.
What would your dream job be?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the Oâ€™Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the new Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends and their last spring break. When sheâ€™s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.
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