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Career change?

(Aren't I Miss Chatty today?)

So, I'm being booted out of my job, and I'm pondering... should I change careers? Should I think about a world outside of the tech world? What could you see me doing for a living?

(Serious and silly answers alike. Have fun.)
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Off the top of my head...

  • Photographer

  • Writer

  • Tour guide (only for something you love)

  • Chef

  • Translator

  • Interior designer

  • Instructor (though this would probably still fall in the geek sector)

  • Panda

  • Goth queen

  • Snuggle bunny


Off the top of my head...
Photographer

While I take a lot of pictures, I don't know that I'm actually any good at it. :) This also applies to writer, and chef. (Erm. Things I do a lot, but don't know that I'm good enough to make a living at them.)

Tour guide

You know, this idea has more and more appeal to me the more I think of it. Can't you see me doing this in Hawaii? Or at the National Archives or Library of Congress or a zoo?

Interior designer

... You've never seen my place. I mean, even when clean, my apartment tends to be designed around, "Where can I put more books?"

Instructor

You know, from the time I was 5 to the time I was 20 or so, all I wanted to be was a teacher. I mean, I'd have brief flirtations with things like astronaut or cowboy or vet or author, but I always wanted to be a teacher. I started my own company in Hawaii largely as a training company, and still very much enjoy the time I get to spend teaching people things. But, I can't imagine doing it in any sort of public school these days. Mayve some sort of computer training center? They probably require one of those pesky degree things, though. (Though, Computer Training Center in Hawaii did not, when I worked there briefly years ago.)

Panda

It is notoriously hard to get a job as a panda. That, and I'd only get to have sex for like 3 days out of the year. I do have the wardrobe for it, though.

Goth queen

Speaking of having the wardrobe... This is, of course, tempered by the fact that I look ridiculous in goth gear. ;)

Snuggle bunny

Ah, finally something I excel out. Now, to find a way to make a living at it!
Off the top of my head...
While I take a lot of pictures, I don't know that I'm actually any good at it. :) This also applies to writer, and chef. (Erm. Things I do a lot, but don't know that I'm good enough to make a living at them.)

I'm not saying that you could become a pro right off the bat (I think for each of those things, a few classes might be in order), but you certainly have the potential. Same with interior design, I think. You have an artsy mind and can usually put things together that look/sound/taste good. With a bit of formal training, that could easily evolve into a career path.