The Dream Job!

Freda, one of the smartest people I know once told me, “Every job is a dream job until you start doing it.”

It got me thinking, I mean; I can’t even begin to count how many dream jobs I’ve had in my not so exciting lifetime but I will humor you; banker, astronaut, mechanic, electrician, writer, pilot, music producer just to mention a few examples. Does this mean I have done them all? No. Most of them have even been written off the list and replaced with – explorer, travel writer, tour guide, trophy wife…

The most interesting thing is, sometimes an opportunity is presented to us and within seconds that opportunity is transformed into a dream job. Case in point, my current job as a radio producer. It never once crossed my mind that I would work on radio. When someone asked me if I had ever considered working as a radio producer after my stint as a music producer. Ah good times… All I thought was, that is the most brilliant idea I’ve ever heard!

It presented a whole new set of challenges. I had no freaking idea what the roles entailed and that piqued my interest. I remember calling my Sensei (one needs one or two or three in their life) in panic mode telling them that the station was using a software I wasn’t familiar with and in his calm voice he said, “So you will learn it.”

The first few weeks were the hardest. I cried. Thought about quitting. This dream job wasn’t easy at all. When I complained, my friends would say, “Don’t you see how lucky you are to have a job on radio?” “You were headhunted Olive. They saw something in you.” Long story short, I eventually got the hang of it and became relatively good at it.

It’s just unfortunate that I have a reached a point where I can’t help feeling, “I’ve been there, done that.” Don’t get me wrong, I love my job immensely. It’s just that… It’s the midyear burn and all.

I need a new challenge. My current obsession is travel writing. I see all these blogs by travel “experts” and I’m filled with childish envy. How come I never get to travel anywhere? When will I ever be able to write as flawlessly as these “experts”? How come no one writes about how exceptionally beautiful Uganda is? I want in! I want to write so well that they write about me!

Any tips?


7 Thoughts to “The Dream Job!”

  1. Kate

    Baby girl, keep on telling your stories and that dream job will crawl into your lap

  2. Thistles and Kiwis

    Great post!

  3. Mark Maraka

    Good piece,buddy and one day you be there,for now continue doing the good work..

    1. Thank you Mark! I appreciate the support 🙂

  4. Desire aka ensiyaffe

    Now you got me on this one. I just started writing about our Uganda and I hope I get to travel soon and write more about my adventure. I just want my countrymen and women- smile… to see the beauty we have in this land…….

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