My idea of the perfect job is one that will allow me to use the skills and knowledge I have gained, while also allowing some flexibility in my time, and keeping my interest. Having work that is financially rewarding goes without saying. I love working with computers, setting them up, fixing problems, doing upgrades, and teaching people to use them. I spend much of my free time doing this sort of work for friends and family. I have spent more Saturday’s than I can count answering a plea for help. Computers are such a part of everyday life now, that people become panicked when things are not running smoothly.
It would be very rewarding to be able to support myself doing the things that I enjoy most. My days now are spent talking to customers and doing my best to make a difference, however, so many of the situations are out of my control that it is a constant frustration. I suppose I have the same dream that many others do. I want to do something that I love, be productive, and make a decent living for my family. I do believe such a possibility exists. By owning my own business I would have the flexibility to set my hours and be able to attend many of the family and school functions that my current work does not allow for.
I believe that people should work to live, not live to work. Having the time to enjoy life would make the time spent making a living less of a chore. Children grow up so quickly, I have watched my girls grow quickly from toddlers to adults, while I simply passed through their lives on my way to and from work. These are benefits rather than aspects of the perfect job; however, that is the beauty of it. There is no exact description, but rather a freedom to explore what directions I can take when I have the choice.
While I am short on education, a fact that I am now working to remedy, I am rich with life experience and knowledge gained from working in a variety of fields since I was old enough to first hold down a job. What I could offer to clients would be personalized service with a caring that can’t be found in corporate America. My current job requires that I travel two and a half hours per day total. Having the ability to travel only as needed, and to work nearer to my home and family, or even from my home, would both cut down stress, and make better use of my time.
I have experienced a range of stressing situations. Being able to change these situations and have the control of the environment I spend my time in is worth more than a salary. Money is a consideration in any job, but well being is the more important consideration. Try and imagine the difference: a day starting with an hour commute, followed by a 9 hour day, then an additional hour to arrive home. I am so exhausted that there is barely the remaining energy to say hello to the family.
In contrast, imagine a day starting from home, beginning the day at a slower pace, and making calls or doing paperwork in quiet and comfortable surroundings, before taking on the challenges of the day. Then returning home in the evening and have some energy left for the good parts of life. Operating my own computer related business would provide a good solution to many of the problems I face in my current career. As a business owner there are a world of choices available to me that are not available to me now, being the average drone. Going home at the end of the day and living a normal life is the ultimate of rewards.