My dream job? Even bigger hmmmm than yesterday. Today's is the first of the few topics on this challenge where I could honestly answer: I don't have one/any. Really, truly, I don't.
By profession, I'm a Mandarin Chinese teacher, but there are huge aspects of the job that I don't like. For instance, my personality, surprising to some, is introverted and, although I can fake it well enough most of the time, I don't like performing to order. With a class schedule, one hasn't any choice but to turn up and keep up a lively flow for the hour or two allotted. Then comes the huge quantities of preparation. Sometimes I don't mind that, sometimes it's a royal pain and a source of hideous amounts of stress. So, I doubt I will ever work in Chinese teaching professionally again. I may do some volunteer teaching and/or some writing work, but beyond that, not likely.
Actually, having been fighting with one fatigue condition after another for most of the past 12+ years, I've now forgotten what it's like to be well enough to work regularly!!
However, stepping into the realms of fantasy, what have we? I suppose it would need to be something with creative aspects, preferably working with colour. I'd like to help people answer their questions and/or solve problems etc as well as use my languages. Also, I'm fond of travel and girlie beauty products, so if we were to put all that together, should we say a beauty consultant in an airport duty-free shop?? =)
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