I get paid to review food. Sounds like the dream job right? Well it pretty much is, although there is more to my job than that, but until a month ago it was just a dream as I was working my way through one customer service job after another.
Finally after two interviews with this company, I got the call to say I’d been offered the job as Editor of two websites. For the curious amongst you (and for a shameless plug) they’re studentworldonline.com and 365bath.com. They are two great websites, and I can honestly say I’ve never been happier. But when you’ve spent your whole life working hard to achieve the dream, and pinning your happiness on that dream, it can be a bit of an anti climax once you’ve got it.
Don’t get me wrong, the job is awesome, but now that I’ve got my dream job and I get up to go to the office every day to do the normal 9-5 shifts, it’s not a dream anymore; now it’s my every day reality. The thrill of the dream wears off once it’s no longer a dream, so your mind goes in search of something else to try and achieve. When you’re overly ambitious, like I am, you’re always looking for something else to achieve and something else that you think will make you happier.
Besides, although I’m hugely grateful at getting to do what I love every day (for those who don’t know it took me three years to get this job since finishing my Masters degree), once I got the job I quickly realised that it didn’t make me completely happy. Now I’ve ticked ‘get my dream job’ off my life’s to do list, I now want to work on other parts of my life that I want to change like ‘get a boyfriend’ and ‘travel the world’. All the single ladies put your hands up! Wohoho!
So if you’re striving to get your ideal job, or any other dream you have, just bear in mind that it won’t fix all your problems when you do get it. I don’t want you to get your hopes up too much. But on the plus side it will of course feel amazing once the hard work has paid off.
It’s a shame that some of us never feel totally happy because we always want more and more, but I look at it as striving to have the best life possible and what’s wrong with that? As my idol Walt Disney once said: “If you can dream it you can do it”, so don’t you forget it.