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Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 10, 2013 - 12:14am PT
played piano at the mustang ranch for 20 years,

big tippers, freebie once in a while,
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 12:18am PT
No way, really Dr. Sprock? I've heard about the Ranch. Don't know if what I heard had an ounce of truth in it. Sounds like an interesting place. Does it still exist? lynne
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 02:40am PT
"Your Dreams Are Not Big Enough If They Don't Scare You." A phrase wri...
"Your Dreams Are Not Big Enough If They Don't Scare You." A phrase written on my grand daughters closet mirror. The sentence challenged me the entire summer.
Credit: LL LL


It took Aspen 3 attempts for the perfect pose. She slipped off the rock and fell into the frigid Lake Tahoe water but tried again. What a parable to me.

Time to up the "Dream" anty. Time again for another transition. Time to tap into the next Dream Job. The thing is Dream Jobs may not be easy jobs, like Aspen falling into frigid water. But, the end result, the accomplishment, can and will make it worth the the effort. (I hope)
So, I'm going for it. High up on the slack line with no saftey net, cause life is to short to live a "Cubicle Life". lynnie



Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Oct 12, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Can I get paid for the seven hours a day I sleep?
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:45pm PT

You mean the one that says I'm retired?????


hee hee hee. . .
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 12, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
I didn't know this occupation existed until this morning and pg.498 of John McPhee's Annals of The Former World, in Book 4. Assembling California.

Ophiolitologist.

Could be good outoor work in California studying Cordilleran ophiolites;)
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Oct 12, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Workin my dream job right now. Working with wounded, injured and ill Marines and sailors trying to help them get to a better point in their lives. Without too many details, 25 years in the field of sports medicine has lead to this job and it is the dream job for me!
Also had the dream job of getting to take care of my wife Kelly, or better said, taking care of each other for the last 40 years, 33 years of it in marriage.
Peace
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 12, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
I'll participate with a twist on it... more focusing on dream hobbies than dream job.

I don't feel a burning passion for my job or any career that I can imagine, but I am very grateful and content and satisfied with my job. Tons of autonomy, I can focus on solving problems that I think are interesting and important problems to solve (not in the change the world kinda way, but doing my piece as a useful cog in the machine), financially it pays very well compared to most "follow your dream" type jobs, and I have tons of flexibility to control my schedule, go through phases of not working much if I need it and can make it up later if I want. In my present circumstances, I don't think I could imagine a better job for me.

I am super excited and looking forward to a new development in one of my two major hobbies (climbing and music). After moving to southern California in January, I've been looking for folks to make music with. It's really hard to find people who have similar musical skill level, similar taste and style preference, similar levels of ambition (e.g. "we're gonna be #1 and go on world tour! vs. jamming in the basement vs. play out once in a while), and then having good personal chemistry and reliability of the people and no financial or job or family dramas or other things that get in the way of making a commitment to get together reliably.

Well, it seems like I've hit the jackpot. About a month ago I came together with 3 other dudes on a 4-way musical blind date. We had a great first session, a week late another great session, 3rd week one of the guys was excited about bringing a lady singer in, and then he says he's never heard her sing but wanted to show us pictures. I'm thinking "oh boy looks like the sausage is doing all the thinking, is this going to be a problem?" Well she showed up and she has an awesome voice and skill to control it and stylistically a perfect fit. So now we're cruisin' with 5 good musicians that are compatible in every way that matters for a band. We practice at my house, so I don't even have to go anywhere when we're done. That's my dream coming true!

I haven't prioritized much time for climbing this year. I accept that as a phase while I'm focusing on other stuff. Cleaning up old an old mess in my life continues to be time consuming, but aside from that I'm right where I want to be with the balance of stuff in my life that I like, and more excited about my future than any point in a long time.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Nice to hear from you all. It's encouraging to all of us :D
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Oct 12, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Marlow ... I hear you.

Sing...
I would write and sing... all the time.

At Congress <br/>
with R. Lopez <br/>
 <br/>
Photo by M. Aurelio
At Congress
with R. Lopez

Photo by M. Aurelio
Credit: Leggs

I currently work and have worked for a non-profit the last 4+ years, one of 4 staff members... among 40+ RN's (awesome, great, family like combo... no lie) and we help low income individuals become C.N.A.'s, a nice stepping stone to Nursing.

I love my job, stress and all...
I'm kind of helping men and women make their dreams come true ...

but it's the singing that gets me, every time ... the best release.

~peace
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 12, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
I think I might have my DreamJob right now. . . I'm not sure. . . I'm kinda conflicted.

I own and maintain a 20 acre estate located on the side and the summit of a glacial drumlin just shy of the Canadian border in NW Montana. Most of it is deep boreal forest with the exception of 4 acres which is high mountain meadow, festooned in knee to butt deep wildflowers. It's never been livestocked or agged to death and such land is rare, these days. I take the responsibility pretty seriously, but it kinda weirds me out. I've never worked so hard for just myself. I've always been the kind of person who dedicates such intense devotion to the benefit of others. So, every once in a while, I ask myself just exactly what I think I'm doing.

For now, I guess I need to be happy knowing the place is well loved.

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hossjulia

climber
Oct 12, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
"cubicles kill"

God I hope not, I think my dream job is going to involve cubicles, with beer, a tiki head, table laden with yummy snacks, paper airplanes, guys saying "Hey dude, whatup?" and all other manner of assorted zanniness.

Just wish Ammon was still there.

Seriously, After a week at Patagonia U, I feel like I'm dreaming. So it must be a dream job.

Yup, I am one happy camper, cubicle and all.


NICE eKat, princess of the north woods, tis an important job you have there, enjoy.
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Oct 12, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
don't think I could go back to a cubicle. maybe, if it was worth it.
spent most of my vocational career glued to a computer as a mechanical designer. Lots of stress.
my dream job is: 1)my avocation, photography, 2)not in California
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 12, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Dream job 1 was seeing my son get "launched"
Dream job 2 is watching him take on the world. I'd like to hang on long enough to be a Grandma. But he's young (22) so I think he should take his time.
Other than that, retirement, and some consulting gigs allow me to spend a lot of time road trippin' , sailing and doing the things I love. So I think I'm living my dream, too!
Susan

barry ohm

Trad climber
escondido, ca
Oct 12, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
My dream job would be Trustafarian! but since I'm a construction bum I'm looking at retiring in 2 years at 55 moving to a mountain town and becoming a ski lift mechanic.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Barry, an Escondidoite. Have I ever met you at Nomad Ventures where I have worked? Lynne
MisterE

climber
Oct 12, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
I don't know what my dream job is, but I got my dream girl and we got an exit strategy to fairer lands.

That's something, huh?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Mister E, that's awesome....what are the fairer lands, if I might ask?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:09am PT
NICE eKat, princess of the north woods, tis an important job you have there, enjoy.

Thanks, Hoss. . . and it's VERY COOL that you're lovin' the Patagonia thing.

YAY!

:-)
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:39am PT
@Nut- I'm kinda in your camp. I like a job that isn't stressful and allows time for hobbies. I actually really enjoy my health-food store job (which unfortunately I'll have to quit in a year). I work with nice people and I get 3 days off a week to work on stained glass and go climbing. They are flexible about time off. My main passion is climbing these days so I'm generally fine with any job that pays the bills and doesn't eat up all my time trying to make ends meet.

Nut:
I can focus on solving problems that I think are interesting and important problems to solve (not in the change the world kinda way, but doing my piece as a useful cog in the machine),


I'm also someone who gets a lot of satisfaction out of solving problems. I actually wouldn't mind going to work for the Access Fund and/or ASCA. Not sure if any of those people even get paid.

@Lynne- E and I have started our exit-LA plan. If all goes as planned we will be living in Bishop this time next year.

@Ekat-- that's a pretty special place you are custodian of. Looks amazing.


So I guess in reality, I'd like to win the lottery so I can climb and do volunteer work for the climbing community all the time.:)

Edit: Did this just boil down to, "I want to be Ken Yager"?
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