How did I get into retail management?????
When I was a young child I remember dreaming about what I would be when I grew up. Before I even started school I remember wanting to be a cowboy. In elementary school there were times I dreamed of being an astronaut, a priest and, almost every boy’s dream, a professional ballplayer. By high school my interests turned to science and music, and if I couldn’t be a rock star, then I would settle for being a geneticist. In college I exchanged my dreams for practical career choices. I decided to become a teacher and accepted a position teaching science after graduation. Five years later I was in retail management, a field I never once dreamed of while in school. How did this happen? Please read my story for the details.
We all dream of our futures. As our interests change and our talents develop, our dreams also change. Few people reach that dream job. Fewer still are happy when their dream job isn’t as satisfying as they had imagined. When work doesn’t make us happy, many of us look to things to make us happy. So we work our tails off at unsatisfying jobs to buy that new car, bigger house, latest fashion and a TV that barely fits into our living rooms. Instead of happiness we find that the car and house are expensive to maintain, our clothes went out of style, and there’s not much good to watch on TV. Mortgages, car payments, and credit card bills take over our lives. This is when we start dreaming again. We dream of the day when our bills are paid, we can do what we want when we want and go where we want to go. We start dreaming of and planning for…. retirement!
Ahhh…retirement, that wonderful time where we reward ourselves for 40-45 years of working 40+ hours a week 50 weeks a year. Retirement, the time of life when we have the time and the money to travel, enjoy our hobbies, go fishing and do whatever makes us happy. As long as it doesn’t interfere with our doctor appointments.
Here is a news flash for you…YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR RETIREMENT! You can do the work you love, travel when and where you want and have time for hobbies now. This blog will be dedicated to showing you how others are living the lives of their dreams and my journey to achieve that goal. If you are ready to live the life of your dreams, then join me on this journey. Together we can change our lives.