Wednesday, February 25, 2009

50 Jobs in 50 States

Going through the headlines, this one caught my eye: "50 jobs, 50 states in a year? 1 man gives it a try." Ballsy experiment considering people are struggling to find a single job in their home states, but it seems he's pulling it off, and it doesn't have anything to do with testing the state of the economy or anything like that. His goal is to learn about different trades and all of the states of this great country, trying to take on a job that is common to each particular state. I definitely admire the idea. I would love to have that kind of learning experience.

You can see on his website that he's on week 23 in Wisconsin, working as a Cheesemaker. Some past jobs include being a logger in Oregon, a Park Ranger in Wyoming, a Corn Farmer in Nebraska and a Rodeo Announcer in South Dakota. I wish you luck Daniel and hope you accomplish your rather creative goal.

If I can find a job that I would want to continue to work at for the rest of my life, awesome. I'm definitely still in the realm of confusion when it comes to lifelong career goals though. I like variety in my life...I like a variety of music, a variety of film genres, a variety of food and if you've read my blog in the past, of course, a variety of beer. My degree is in Marketing, a fairly broad subject, which gives me a variety of career paths to take.

I've often posed this question to myself and I ask you to pose the same question to yourself if you never have before: If you had the option of being really, really good (possibly the best) at ONE thing...or if you could be pretty decent at many different things, which would you want?

Also, today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. One of my Lenten goals is to post on this blog every day of Lent...40 days, 40 posts. People often debate what they should give up for Lent, but you should realize that rather than giving up something, you can start doing something. Have you given up or taken up something for Lent?

1 comment:

Tom Whalen said...

Does Hil have any comments on that penchant you have for variety?