Time for my favorite linky, thanks Ashley Lately and A Complete Waste of Make-up. Seriously, I can't believe I missed last week. It was all about purses...come on man!!!!
1. What is your dream job?
Well my degree is in Criminal Justice/Psychology. There was a time where I wanted to be a sentence report writer. Kind of the best of all worlds, a little police, a little law, a little investigative. I would still love to do something like that, but being a mom is a pretty awesome job. Right now though, being in DC, I feel like dream jobs surround me. I would absolutely love to work in politics. It would probably be a love/hate sort of deal; but if I could do something in the advocacy area for the military that would be awesome! Maybe get paid to do some of the awesome volunteer work that I do.
2. If you won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
Definitely do more of volunteering and attending conferences and seminars so that I could educate myself more. The hardest part for me is really the babysitting issue. Mr. Air Force is gone quite a bit, so that can be really hard. I have some amazing babysitters, but they do cost money. I'm so thankful that he is so supportive of me and tries to make sure I do as much as I can. However, I wish I could do more.
3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
So this is kind of funny. If you happen to be expecting your first little one, surround yourself with those that are like minded in your parenting style and choices. Supportive friends that will be there for you. I have a few friends that I always go to to bounce stuff off of, or ask questions. Many of our friends have similar parenting styles and we support each other in our decisions.
If you're a blogger - get out there. Jump in with both feet. I started making friends, networking, talking about what I like. You don't necessarily have to find one specific niche, although there are many successful bloggers that talk about only one subject. Keep it light and fun. Whenever I start to get overwhelmed blogging is the first thing to go, in more then one respect. I take a break for a day or two or else my blogging goes down hill. I want to be on my A Game when I'm here.
If you are interested in more volunteering, find what your passionate about in life. If you like working with kids, volunteer with kids; if you like animals, work at a shelter. There's nothing better then giving back and helping someone in need. Who knows, maybe someday it might lead to a paid gig. Volunteer work can not only be rewarding, it can be priceless experience.
4. What would be your ideal "just for fun" job?
probably something retail, like clothing (Old Navy maybe), or maybe a craft store. Who needs a pay-check right?!
5. What was your first "real" job?
I've definitely had some awesome jobs. I worked at a very awesome collectibles store in "old" part of town, it was so fun. I was a dance teacher for awhile; but my first "real" job was at a law office. It was pretty awesome - reception and errand runner, but I learned some cool things.
Can't wait to read everyone's responses. Make sure to enter the giveaway mentioned above, and start checking out my updated resource tabs up top as well. If you are military, or know someone in the military, hopefully they will be a great help. I'm still working on growing the resources, but its a start!