The beginning of summer is a perfect time to take stock of your life – spiritually, physically, personally and professionally. Dozens of CatholicMatch members have shared their dream jobs on a thread in the St. Joseph Room, stating what they’re currently doing, what they’d like to be doing and what steps they’re taking to get there.
These single Catholics are turning dreams into deeds. Check them out!
27, San Antonio, TX
Day job: standardized test scorer
Dream job: neonatologist (a baby doctor)
Action plan: studying premedical sciences and volunteering at a local hospital to get into medical school
40, Somerset, MA
Day job: commercial lending assistant manager
Dream job: baseball manager or general manager
Action plan: volunteering as a little league coach
20, Manchester, MI
Day job: dishwasher
Dream job: something in the medical field
Action plan: going to college and trying the waters
49, Ripon, CA
Day job: accountant
Dream job: Sunday before last, in the middle of mass, I began thinking about starting a home/farm for high functioning autistic adults.
Action plan: I should start talking to some of the local farmers (who happen to be clients) about more than the numbers side of their business.
26, Sequim, WA
Day job: doughnut slinger
Dream job: artist, author, mother
Action plan: I try to do a little work every day on my projects, honing my skills. The mother thing, though, it takes two to tango! So signing up for CatholicMatch.com is a good start there.
47, Pekin, IL
Day job: circulation director (logistics)
Dream job: human resources
Action plan: attending college
Day job: software engineer
Dream job: novelist and screenwriter
Action plan: First and foremost I am writing! Right now I’m developing a story with a mythical setting about the pitfalls of putting second things first. I’m also reading as much as I can about writing and the art of both novels and scripts. I’ve started a writers group in my city to support each other in developing as writers. Next cycle I am going to be doing some night classes with an outfit here in Auckland that hooks writers up with professional writers as mentors.
46, Niles, MI
Day job: lighting consultant
Dream job: to stay home with my daughter and have my own antique/boutique shop!
Action plan: As a single mom with a full-time job, I just hope someday I will have the resources make my dreams reality!
33, San Leandro, CA
Day job: software engineer
Dream job: running my own non-profit software small company
Action plan: putting away as much savings as I can, investing for the future, not just retirement
40, San Antonio, TX
Day job: education
Dream job: wife and mother, volunteering at my parish and doing creative things on the side
Action plan: Seeking an annulment. Also, taking classes and presenting my creations for sale or assessment.
28, Aurora, IL
Day job: veterinary assistant
Dream job: veterinary technician
Action plan: I have found an online program, just need to sign up for classes.
25, Chicago, IL
Day job: grad student studying Spanish literature with a teaching fellowship
Dream job: novelist
Action plan: I have a novel and a children’s book both finished. And I’ve started a sequel for the novel. This summer I’m hoping to send out letters of interest to literary agents in attempts to get the ball of publication rolling. There’s a good chance it won’t happen, but I think it’s worth a shot.
St. Joseph, pray for us!