Monday, May 17, 2010

100 Career Choices for Allison

Okay, by "career choices" I really mean "something I considered for a nanosecond at least once in my life." And somewhere around number 63, I started getting desperate. Fair warning.
  1. Researcher
  2. Admissions Counselor
  3. Career Counselor
  4. English Teacher
  5. Travel Writer
  6. School Psychologist
  7. Marriage and Family Therapist
  8. Children's Novelist
  9. Actress
  10. Bookstore Owner (actually, I just want to be Audrey Hepburn's character in Funny Face)
  11. Archaeologist
  12. Children's Broadcasting Something
  13. PR
  14. Grant Writer
  15. School Librarian
  16. Guidance Counselor
  17. Children's Party Planner (I have references!)
  18. Movie Critic (just for the free movies)
  19. Ice Cream Taster
  20. Sitcom Writer
  21. Mom
  22. Non-profit Administration
  23. Astronomer
  24. Dramaturg
  25. Book Critic
  26. Blogger
  27. Dessert Critic (I originally wrote desert critic, but then I realized I hate sand)
  28. Florist
  29. Closet Organizer
  30. Student
  31. Dolphin Trainer
  32. SNL Cast Member
  33. FLW Scholar
  34. Gallery Owner
  35. Editor
  36. Campaign Advisor (social psych in action!)
  37. Professor
  38. Peace Corps
  39. Social Worker
  40. Translator (just need to learn a language first)
  41. Children's Theater Owner
  42. Camp Counselor
  43. The Person at the Zoo Who Shows Off Chinchillas and Arctic Foxes to Large Groups
  44. Docent
  45. Independent Counselor
  46. Student Affairs
  47. YWCA
  48. Elementary School Teacher
  49. Game Show Contestant
  50. Late-Night TV Psychic
  51. Drama Teacher
  52. Jewel Thief (because I'm so graceful and nimble...)
  53. Detective (perhaps in combination with #50)
  54. Carny
  55. Foreign Dignitary
  56. Petting Zoo Owner
  57. Pumpkin Patch Owner
  58. Art Dealer
  59. Coffee Shop Owner
  60. Mediator
  61. Snowball Stand Owner (If you don't know what a snowball is... I'm so sorry for you.)
  62. Script Supervisor
  63. Spy (specifically Harriet the)
  64. Pilot
  65. House Sitter to the Stars
  66. Tour Guide (somewhere awesome)
  67. Stage Manager
  68. Ghost Buster
  69. Symbologist
  70. Pediatrician
  71. Pen Pal
  72. Anthropologist
  73. Life Coach
  74. Stand-In
  75. Photographer
  76. Butterfly Hunter
  77. Peyton Manning's Trophy Wife
  78. Antiques Dealer
  79. Stamp Collector
  80. Person Who Does Dubbing for Foreign Films
  81. Disney Theme Park Character
  82. Archivist
  83. Neil Patrick Harris' Trophy Anything
  84. Hot Air Balloon Operator
  85. Language Teacher (still need to learn a language)
  86. Rare Book Collector
  87. Person Who Writes Those College Guides That Sixteen-Year-Olds and Their Parents Think Are Bibles
  88. IKEA Spokesperson
  89. Crossword Puzzle Creator
  90. Newscaster
  91. Diner Owner
  92. PSA Writer
  93. Loch Ness Monster Investigator
  94. Film Historian
  95. Person Who Drives Cars Across the Country
  96. Shoe Designer
  97. Corporate Trainer
  98. Trivia Host
  99. Advice Columnist
  100. Troubadour
Assessment to follow.

1 comment:

  1. O.K., so now you have this nice list. My question is, how good are you at self promotion? Never mind actual abilities, self confidence and self promotion are really key. I once had a male friend who spent many years going to beauty school (it's usually a pretty short program) and then had trouble passing the final exam. He seriously burned someone's hair during one of the final tests. Eventually he passed it though and quickly moved out of state. He then opened a salon in that other state and had fliers printed that said "The best-known stylist from Carmel is now in _____" Then he actually got some lab to make shampoos and conditioners with his name on them (and allegedly tailored to the specific climate of his new home.) He was immensely successful.
    I would recommend life coach and home organizer as potential choices here. I would really appreciate a kick-back when you achieve success, as I know you will.