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