one time, like 3 years ago, I was on a DTR. the boy, though a really good friend, was opposite from me in almost every way. and he knew it. and I knew it. when asked why he wanted to pursue me, his answer was direct - pondered previously - "you just have really cool jobs." valid. but we didn't end up dating.
I have, in fact, had really cool jobs.
1. the m-shop. get paid to go to shows. get paid to do your homework. get paid to make other people like your taste in music. get paid to hang out with all your friends, all the time.
2. grey dog/lifebeautiful. style stuff. make furniture. make crafts. talk about jesus. make donuts.
3. cornerstone/180. evangelize. plan events. act stupid on stage. have 100 girls copy everything. see fruit. have the best coworkers.
4. charles and hudson. research design trends. blog. read blogs. comment on blogs.
5. kbh interior firm. design kitchens. all day. every day.
I've had some hard jobs.
b. cleaning hotel rooms.
c. factory line.
d. human services.
e. apartment property maintenance.
that seems like a lot. a lot of those were done all at the same time. like 1,4,5, and e. but anyway, I agree. I have had cool jobs.
the thing is, I am not my job. I want to do so well at the job I have been given. I want to be a light there. I want to enjoy work. but my life will never be my job. and I will not be cool because my job is cool. and if I ever start acting like I'm something because my job is something, punch me and remind me that I used to clean 45 toilets everyday and still found life to be simple and beautiful.