Prequel to my last post for confused jobists

It is a light-hearted post but there was some seriousness behind it and the question I raise. Now that I’ve pretty much got my act together, I thought I would share this post from last November. Enjoy!


‘If I wasn’t an engineer, what would I be?’ I found myself wondering the other day. Sometimes, I skim through job ads in the local papers and its amazing how many exciting professions there are out there. Growing up in an oil-rich country in Africa, there seemed to be just a handful of “profitable” occupations. They included engineering, banking and perhaps government! But as I have met people from all works of life, I have subconsciously taken stock of what other jobs may be out there for a gal like me. What jobs activate my “buzz” button? What else can I do if for some reason, engineering doesn’t continue to work out ? Let’s have a look at my top 5 things to be when I grow up (in no particular order):

1. Talk show host: Maybe an over-rated job but I love it, love Oprah! I’d probably interview people trying to make a difference in the world. This job will give me a real opportunity to brand myself. I would be no good at the Jerry Springer stuff (I lack the ability to keep a straight face).

Keeping my boss on the straight and narrow, Awesome!

2. Executive Secretary/PA: It uses my very best strength. Organisation. I would love organising other people’s lives for a handsome fee! Also, the idea of being the right-hand person of a CEO or MD is very very attractive to an attention junkie like me 🙂

I can do wonders with make up

3. Make-up artist: About 3 years ago, I actually started to research schools for this. There were a handful of them in the London area but they cost an arm and a leg. I remember one particular one was about £4000 for a 3-week course!!! That amount of money could pay some kid’s way through university. But still, it is my fantasy to make-up models for the London or Milan fashion week. I can do wonders with some mascara and eye-shadow.

4. Motivational Speaker: Yeah, I know it’s similar to the talk show host but the main difference is that you have to motivate people. You can’t just say pointless things. I absolutely admire motivational speakers with favourites like Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer. It would be a gift to be able to motivate people with the words of my mouth. After buying a book on on the world’s greatest speeches, I started to think that I can practice everyday, with every word I say bringing people up not tearing them down. In progress…


Having to hold a mic for a living would be great!

5. Singer: Last but by no means the least. But I can’t really sing so this is a long shot. When I hear amazing singing, I am sometimes moved to tears as my skin becomes riddled with goosebumps. The absolute best moments I’ve had is sitting in the audience as someone sang their heart out, causing my eyes to well up. This may have to do for now.  Fair enough.

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  1. Is there a secret youtube video of you somewhere doing karaoke? I would love to see it!


  2. thanks for your position four:
    Motivational Speaker…
    a goal, indeed!


  3. Wow! Now that is a varied list of jobs! I love that not one job is in any way similar to the others…that you can see how you are talented in different ways to suit different jobs. 🙂

    #5 is my all-time DREAM JOB!! It would be awesome. I mean, I don’t really need to explain why, do I? Everyone knows that rock stars have the BEST jobs in the world!! 🙂

    Great post!


    • Yeah, it’s varied isn’t it? Once didn’t get a second interview for a job because the interviewer said I have too many interests!!! LOL. Thanks for stopping by :-).


  4. Singer………..I’m sure you can growl !! 🙂


  5. Girl.. most artist now a days can’t sing lol. You just have to have the “look”. These are all amazing professions.. but you have to decide which one will make you happiest day after day. I do think you’d be an amazing motivational speaker though 🙂



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