An interesting choice of topic today because my previous post asked a moment when I felt the most satisfied with my life. This topic kind of coincides with my previous post because I’m basically living in the job that I wanted. A challenging business environment dealing with numbers and money. However, I do admit that this job does have its stressful and busy days. I chose this field using 70% my brain and 30% of my heart. I knew that many companies and businesses needs accountants and there is a growing demand for them. That was the upside. The downside is that there is still a part of me wishing I could have another job. It’s not that I don’t like accounting, it’s because my heart is not 100% fully invested in it. I chose this course because of the demand, my strong skill set in math and business and of course, the salary. My one advice to all of you is to be fully invested in whatever career path you choose. Don’t worry about the money, worry about being happy and living the life you want in the end. I wish I could take my own advice but I would say I’m a very conservative, don’t break the status quo type of guy. Maybe I would drop everything to chase my dreams, but there’s that tiny feeling thinking I’ll fail and won’t succeed. I’ve succeeded thus far and I don’t wish to break it.
If I could have any job and be 100% fully invested, I would love to be a musician and share my talents with others. I’ve thought about being a music teacher, playing in an orchestra full time or teach music at a university. I’ve performed at solo events and many band concerts. There’s no better feeling that the hard work you put in to share it with others makes it so satisfying that you did a good job. I’ve tried going into that industry but there’s a lot of work to put in. I know sound like a lazy bum for not working my ass off to chase what I want but I guess, at the time, I was thinking with my head and not my heart. That’s why I chose accounting vs. music. I knew that in the music industry that the demand wasn’t high and it’s challenging too when competing against other top musicians in the world. However, the #1 job that I would absolutely love to have is to be a pianist for a cruise line. I know a friend of a friend that’s currently doing that right now and he absolutely loves it. I’ve heard from him that he gets to play multiple shows everyday and does get time to see places when the boat stops at the port. He’s usually on the ship for 6 months and takes 2 months for time off. It would be a long time away from home, but I’m sure it’s worth it. So, that would be my dream job. I’m starting to pick up an interest in traveling now. In the past 6 years I’ve visited New York twice, Memphis, Nashville, Chicago, Florida, and Washington. I would love to leave right now and travel all over the world and see more of the beauty that we live in. On a cruise line, you get to do just that. For me, it would mean so much more than a job. I would get to share my talents with different people every day but at the same time I’ll get to see up close the beautiful world we live in. That would be an amazing experience to take part of. Who knows, maybe down the road if I feel I’m at a place where I want a change, I’ll go ahead and pursue this dream. Right now, I’m perfectly happy where I am but I can’t wait to see what lies ahead of me!
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