Your Dream Job......Part II

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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Randisi, really, you don't have to do anything.

Work, job can be fun, should be fun. Accomplishing, taking pride in your craft, helping others, if you work for someone....helping them succeed. Some create beauty in art form or music. If you don't like working for others we are blessed in this country. If you work hard you can make your own dream come true.

Edit: raining today, so awesome....a May rain in So Cal. And it forces me to stay indoors and pack for TPR. :D
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 6, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
3 months a year - having my present job.
3 months a year - climbing trips.
3 months a year - doing whatever I chose.
3 months a year - playing in this band:


Mouse:

To comparte-ment-alize life isn't all bad.
I leave one room and get into the next.
When there's many rooms or compartments, my illusion is that I'm better off than when there's only one room.
Actively making choices, including daring to walk where angels dare not walk, is giving me a chance to form my life - bring the results or outcomes of my life closer to my intentions. Staying away from pain isn't a priority as isn't searching for pain. Searching appy-ness isn't a priority as isn't staying away from appy.
And I have no full control, cannot fully control the outcomes of my life. And that makes life all the more interesting.
This could also be an answer to what makes me a climber, an answer to Donini's thread.

Pretentious isn't it? And over-analyzed? Mostly I dream while awake. And there's always a hidden door, a hole in the fence...
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
May 6, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
I'd like to be a "wildlife technician" aka "bear-chasing ranger"... chasing bears all day....can't get any better.
I think the view that we are free to make own reality in this country, sort of, "American dream", applies to less and less people...it probably was more true a few years ago...but in this economy (a bubble situation right now and exploding debt, manufacturing gone, outsourced tech, dependency on cheap Chinese stuff, etc), this window of opportunity gets narrower by the month...right now tons of Liberal arts, Humanities, Fine art, Pol. science grads are either jobless or "serving fries"...US engineers in many fields are in a deep pit...the only ones who seem to still be doing well is medical personnel and certain subset of business/management...
Clearing trails in the forest or "bear watch" seems like one of the few jobs that are still "worth it" in terms of moral satisfaction, at least...hope these jobs survive future cuts. Organic farming mentioned here is cool...but it's HARD to survive as organic smaller US farmer now...it's more of a "hobby farm" when you have lots of money thing.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
May 9, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Home Base
Home Base
Credit: TMJesse

The Office
The Office
Credit: TMJesse

West Face of Bath Mt. on the left
West Face of Bath Mt. on the left
Credit: TMJesse

The Trail
The Trail
Credit: TMJesse

I tell people "I retired first, then got a job."
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 12:02am PT
TMjesse,

Mayhap I can figure out a way to get promoted. Your job clearly ROCKS. Although I am pondering ...... Perhaps lynnie needs to broaden her horizons. Thinking about backpacking Europe next summer. Jess thinking, but thinking hard. Smiles and Cheers and thanks for the pictures. Inspiring!!!

Edit: A real dream is to play in a band like Marlowe. percussion or harmonica. :D
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.
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