Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good Wednesday Morning to You!

Sunrise Over Penobscot Bay

I received a comment on one of my vacation posts the other day that really made me smile ... though that's not to say that all of the other comments that I receive usually don't make me smile as they do ... well, except for those pesky spam ones that I have to delete of course, those definitely don't make me smile but you know what I mean, right? I sure hope you do as I'd hate for you all to stop leaving comments as then I'd start to feel like I was talking to myself again and that would be bad, wouldn't it? Anyway, all babbling aside, the comment that I received was:
Yankee Magazine has left a new comment on your post "Venturing Out on Vacation, Part Eight: Moseying O...":

I am glad Yankee's article inspired you to take a foliage trip in New England. I really enjoyed reading about your adventures!

Communications Manager
Yankee Magazine
Now, any of you who've been around the blog a time or two have got to know how wicked awesome it is for me to receive a comment from a staff member of Yankee Magazine as it's THE magazine of all magazines when it comes to anything New England. My sainted grandfather who was about as New England as they come introduced me to Yankee Magazine when I was just a kid so to know that someone from Yankee had not only read a post of mine but had taken the time to comment ... well ... I just couldn't stop smiling! I'd have turned a cartwheel were it not physically impossible for me to even think about attempting that sort of maneuver!

Anyway, I was thinking about that comment and Yankee Magazine while editing more pictures from our vacation yesterday before having to go into work and it got me to thinking about dream jobs and what mine would be as honestly, even though I'm good at what I do and I really like the people I work with, being a 911 dispatcher was never the first thing to come to mind when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up! I didn't have to think about it long as I know that if I could pick any job anywhere I'd want to be a travel writer and photographer for Yankee. It would be so cool to be able to visit the places whose history fascinates me, take pictures to my heart's content, spend hours digging into research, and then share that with others and have someone pay me to do it. Kind of like what I do with this blog but definitely much, much better! Ah well, if I had it do over again ... I guess that's why they call them 'dream jobs', eh?

So what about you? What's your dream job? If you could pick the one thing to do with your life that would make you the happiest while providing you with a decent living, what would it be? And please don't say to write and take pictures for Yankee Magazine as I've already got more than enough people ahead of me in line for that one - dream or no dream!


  1. Anonymous5:25 AM EST

    First off, please send some samples and photos to Yankee magazine while your name is still fresh. You never know. The Maine vacay may be a good feature article!

    My dream job is one where I help people. I know I'm not a leader and really don't relish being "in charge" but I'm one heckova right-hand person. And I really need to "feel" the mission.

  2. After you asked on FB, I thought about it more. And still cannot come up with a dream job better than the ones I have now.

    Wife, Mother, Gov't employee and Photographer.

    Life is good.

    I second the talk of you sending stories to Yankee! You rock as a travel writer, might as well try. Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

  3. Well.. The truth of it is that all I had ever dreamed of being when I was growing up was a wife and mother. As you know, that just wasn't in God's plans for my life. However, it would be my top choice as a dream job. I can't imagine anything more fulfilling and rewarding, or any job more important.

    All that being said, I do love my job!

    I will echo what Lois said. Send some samples of your work to the editor. And anyone else's email addresses that you can find on their contact page. It certainly can't hurt and you really just never know when the right person will see it at just the right time.

    Big hugs :]

  4. How fabulous that you got a comment from Yankee Magazine!

    I now have my dream job - I'm retired! LOL

  5. If I could go back in time with the "If I knew then ...", I would head east and some way finagle a newspaper job at the Times with a goal of being a Broadway critic. Either that global touring with Cunard. Oh well, all things considered, it didn't turn out too badly.

  6. I already did my dream job. I did exactly what I was meant to do.

    Way cool on the magazine commenting on your post. Way cool.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  7. If I could turn back time, ok, I don't want to turn back time as I have great memories so my dream job has to go from here.
    I would love to be a nursing teacher, on line. That way I can do what I love, change the world, and travel too.
    (That is why I am working on my Masters in Nursing Education) So, like they said, do some research, then submit some stuff. You are good!

  8. I am living it right now...wife, mother, and grandmother as an added bonus:)

    Yes, get those photos/stories sent to Yankee. Now!

    Big hugs, honey...

  9. well it is if you are a yankee! (KIDDING!)

    smiles, bee

  10. Hmmm...lots of things come to mind, but to be totally honest w/you (and more importantly - myself), I would have to say a veterinarian. I would be the "Dr. Doolittle" of Texas if I could, and live/work in a rural setting. Taking care of animals & visiting the different farms/stables would be just the thing for this "good 'ol boy" who's earliest memories (and pictures) are w/animals down on the farm. Not as glamorous as travelling New England & working for the premier magazine of our region, but hey, it's me. Besides, there's more room for riding Harleys out in the country (ha ha)

  11. So why not send them a portfolio and a resume, with a cover explaining your interest, and see what happens? I think you'd make a great photo journalist.


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