When I grow up…

You probably know already that I have serious aspirations in life. My career goals include being a published author, world renowned party planner, and a famous blogger. But here are a few other career paths that I wouldn’t mind going down...

Art Historian


When I first got to college, I was actually planning on majoring in art history. I took a class in high school, and absolutely loved it. Eventually I realized, however, that there are very few jobs for art historians. I opted for pre-law instead. And look where that got me…

After tiring of two years of political science classes, however, I decided that I needed a break. So flew to Paris for the summer and studied art history, taking classes that took place inside the best art museums in the world. It was the best summer of my life, and made me realize why I loved art so much in the first place. I’m a terrible artist, but I could {and did} wander the halls of the Louvre all day long.

Cafe Owner


I love thinking up the menus and drinks that I would serve if I had my own café. It would be French, of course, but serve sandwiches that even I love {think goat cheese and proscuitto with sun dried tomatoes…yum}. My husband would make martinis, and we would have the best Nutella hot chocolate around. It would be in a cute downtown area {like my own downtown area}, with pretty little bistro sets outside and hand-written chalkboard menus on the sidewalk.

Pastry Chef


Oh my goodness, how I would love to be a pastry chef. I may not be a good artist, but I am a good baker. I would create the most amazingly delicious breakfasts and desserts, like chocolate croissants and strawberry éclairs and opera cakes. My focus would obviously be on the taste of the pastries though, and not necessarily the look, since again, I’m no artist. Wedding cakes would be out of the question. But wedding tarts? Bring them on!




How amazing would it be to drink and talk about wine all day and call it your job? Just the thought makes me want to research where the closest sommelier school might be. But after talking to my favorite wine-o, I realized just how difficult {and intimating} becoming a sommelier really is. There’s work involved in every career, obviously, but I figured that I would much rather drink my wine for fun, rather than work.

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What would your dream job be?


Tamra said...

I think I wanted to be president, principal ballerina for nycballet, oh and so many other dreams. I still want to be a sommelier!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I just had to get totally caught up on your blog! I've been seeing this "Something Charming" blog in my reader and thinking "who is that?" and skipping it ... but it's you! I like the name change, it's a great bloggy name, and everything is looking so pretty!


Ivana said...

I can totally relate to this one! I´d love to have my own bakery, make cupcakes and macarons :)

xx Ivana

Stop by sometimes :)
Macarons and Pearls

marissa at the boot said...

i want to be a professional blogger, chef, book translator, super toned pilates instructor and a poet. :) this is fun!i love your job ideas.

Clare Christine said...

All of these sounds so wonderful! I love your honesty and aspirations!! I wish you the best of luck and much success on all of your career endeavors :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

so many charming things !! :) i would love to work in an art museum. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Anonymous said...

I've wanted to be an actress, singer bookshop/cafe owner, painter, photographer, and screenplay writer. I also really, really, really want to live in Charleston one day. Maybe. I mean, it really depends on the location.

Christianna said...

Oh, my goodness! This is a great post! I want to be in the music bizz! I kind of already am, and am on my way to making that a reality! I love the dreams we've had as a kid!

Christina said...

I would visit your café! It sounds wonderful! My dream job is a political campaign manager. So random and so stressful, but I’ve worked on a few and I love it! It’s totally out of the question since I live in Seattle and have a family, but that’s why it’s a dream, right?

Erin O'Riordan said...

I do my dream job - writing and editing. I do wish my blog made money, though, because I love blogging.

~ Erin @ Pagan Spirits