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  • #46
    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Now that I think more about it, the more I love my job - banking in tech. I'll probably receive a lot of hating, but I really do enjoy watching monetary resources allocated to companies I see fit. And those companies continue to improve the standard of life for people as a whole, which is what I love about technology. Also, I'm a mathematician at heart, so it's fun watching other bankers bust out their calculators while I solve stuff way faster in my head.
    No hating allowed here!

    You are just like my best friend... who races the computerized cash register in shops to calculate the bill. Tax included...
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • #47
      Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
      Now that I think more about it, the more I love my job - banking in tech. I'll probably receive a lot of hating, but I really do enjoy watching monetary resources allocated to companies I see fit. And those companies continue to improve the standard of life for people as a whole, which is what I love about technology. Also, I'm a mathematician at heart, so it's fun watching other bankers bust out their calculators while I solve stuff way faster in my head.
      No hate from me. We need people who like running banks to just have an awesome time running kick-ass banks. Then the rest of us who would fucking hate that job can do stuff we think is fun. That's the nice thing about having so many damn people on the planet; there's somebody who would really love to do almost anything you can think of.

      For me, I would be an essayist/short fiction writer (so maybe a blogger, in today's world?), as well as a freelance inventor and ukulelist. I might also like to build handmade ukuleles--I plan to get some books on it and maybe take a seminar soon, to see if I enjoy it as a hobby. I love designing and building things with my hands and I also love the ukulele, so who knows?

      Also, I would probably read books and articles and then engage in written debate about them. Which is one of my hobbies now, actually.
      Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

      My Primal Journal

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      • #48
        Ummm... I don't think I could pick just one. I'm still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up, much less pick an ideal vocation. I really enjoy hopping back and forth between the military and civilian life (as a Reservist that sometimes goes on active duty). I enjoy teaching and training, but not when people don't want to learn. I'm not a terrible electronics tech, but those jobs are for the money, not because I particularly like it.

        If I could contribute in a money-earning way to the farm I would think about moving there- tanning the sheepskins and making mittens, learning how to graft trees so I could start a small orchard, etc- however I'd probably get burned out in a couple of years and would want to have the money to go somewhere else for a while.

        I guess if I'm not completely bored and the people don't totally suck, I'll be okay. I am not my job.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
          No hating allowed here!

          You are just like my best friend... who races the computerized cash register in shops to calculate the bill. Tax included...
          lmao! Definitely did that one. Usually win

          Also, as another anecdote, while I was at jury duty, we weren't allowed to even bring in books....I passed the 4 hours by prime factoring the time each minute went by. If I went too fast past the current hour and minute, I'd do the hour-minute-seconds too...
          My chocolatey Primal journey

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          • #50
            I have this dream of owning and running a farm. Although, I'll be the first to admit that I probably have a very naive idea of what that would be like.
            My other dream is being an engineer because I love practical solutions and mathematics, and I'm already doing it.

            Lots of travelling on this thread. I don't know, I used to think I'd love to travel, but having been forced to relocate 5 times in the last 7 years, I kind of just want to find a lovely location, have a small house with a garden and maybe not go anywhere for the next 60 years.
            Ooooh, if that place could be a farm, and I could implement all kinds of engineering solutions to the place, THAT would be my dream!
            My art blog.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
              lmao! Definitely did that one. Usually win

              Also, as another anecdote, while I was at jury duty, we weren't allowed to even bring in books....I passed the 4 hours by prime factoring the time each minute went by. If I went too fast past the current hour and minute, I'd do the hour-minute-seconds too...
              you're a security risk!

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              • #52
                Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                lmao! Definitely did that one. Usually win

                Also, as another anecdote, while I was at jury duty, we weren't allowed to even bring in books....I passed the 4 hours by prime factoring the time each minute went by. If I went too fast past the current hour and minute, I'd do the hour-minute-seconds too...
                I do math stuff like that to distract too -especially when trapped in emotionally charged situations and I can't easily leave ( like funeral services). It's a nice escape to the analytical side of the brain!

                I would probably be the town potter. I love to make things and clay seems to be in my blood. I totally get the basket weaving comment as I just sat down at the wheel the first time and it all was there. More experienced students were kinda envious that it was all so easy for me. I need to do more of this now and stop letting stupid distractions get in the way.

                In fact, why don't we all start moving into our dream/preferred way of spending time more? Since we only have today, do something you love more often!

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                • #53
                  Martial Arts Instructor.

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                  • #54
                    Exactly what I am doing now, a photographer. It's what I have always wanted to do but just started doing it for a living 6 years ago. I thought I wanted to do it for the artistic release but I now realize it is the people I get to work with that make it the most rewarding. Yesterday I did an entire indoor soccer league(over 300 kids), have two sessions this week one a 2 year old and the other a 3 year old. Dance school season is almost here and I will photograph well over 1000 little dancers in a couple of weeks time. Then spring sports at the schools and high school seniors all summer with more sports, schools and families in the fall. I look forward to every second of it. Plus I get to set my own hours(well, almost), walk my daughter to school everyday and go to the gym when it is the least crowded.

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                    • #55
                      Would love to run a small off the grid retreat getaway, completely self sustaining setup where I could teach survival skills, self sustainable living skills, outdoor skills (hunting, tracking, camping etc).
                      Luckily hubby wants the same so that is the plan eventually.
                      Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

                      http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

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                      • #56
                        I am a cabinetmaker, my dream job would be to be able to be independently wealthy and living in the country on a small farm where I could do my wood working as I see fit and no more fraking melamine kitchens and store cabinets. I would have chickens and goats and a garden and be as self sufficient as I could be. My wife though would live in a crowded urban artsy area where theater and museums abound. I would hate it. It would be a shame to see her go .....

                        I would make medieval themed chests and chairs and fun BDSM furniture. Maybe create my own school of furniture design and start a new popular style.

                        I get bored easily and hate doing the same thing over and over so this sort of environment would suit my need for variety.

                        If I had a choice where to live it would be Northern California or the foothills of Wyoming or the eastern townships of Quebec.
                        Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

                        Join me at www.paleoplanet.net, where all the cavemen hang out.

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                        • #57
                          I was very lucky to have had a job I really loved, and would do it again. I used to be the head of security at a hospital. The job was always challenging, and demanding, but never boring.

                          I would do that again in a second.

                          My job now is really good, but won't last long, but a great job nevertheless, I am a homeschooling, stay at home mom!

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                          • #58
                            I'm already in a creative field: web programming. I create websites for people. I'm not the graphic designer, I'm the coder. It's like solving puzzles all the time. I also play a fiddle in a jam session. I'm terrible at it but I have a gig today and sometimes I even get paid, but not today. I also have written self-published books, I have a blog I don't update very often but people thank me for my writing all the time, so I'm actually a writer (which is what I thought I was going to be when I was in 2nd grade.) I've altered clothing and sewed backpacking gear. I make shoes and sandals. I cook pretty well even though what I cook is simple. I hike and while that may not sound creative I wrote my books about my hiking and in one of them I wrote that if what you do is your art then hiking is my art. All artists must make sure not to sell too much of their time to others. You must keep some for your art.

                            There are many avenues for creativity even in regular workaday life.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • #59
                              My dream would be for my husband and I to work from home. We'd have a little homestead with a few farm animals, and I'd garden and can. We'd be able to raise our (future) children without needing daycare.
                              We'd be financially independent enough for us to travel when we wanted. I want a sturdy house, babies, chickens, and deep freezer with grass fed meats.

                              I'd also like to be able to classes and maybe train to be an EMT/paramedic.
                              Last edited by meggan; 01-27-2013, 11:52 AM.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
                                Would love to run a small off the grid retreat getaway, completely self sustaining setup where I could teach survival skills, self sustainable living skills, outdoor skills (hunting, tracking, camping etc).
                                Luckily hubby wants the same so that is the plan eventually.
                                Oh! Sign me up, that would be amazing to attend.

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