Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. The long hours fraught with danger, the lack of privacy, the huge impact on family life, missing birthdays and Christmas. I.. just.. love it. No, seriously, despite the sarcasm, I do. I get to make a real different to the lives of people and I play a part in protecting the most vulnerable in society.
But what – if I wasn’t doing what I do – would be my dream job?
I wish I ran my own business. I love gaming, the internet and internet forums. I recently set up Strategy Gaming Network as a community for people to talk about strategy games. I would love to be able to do that fulltime. It wouldn’t be a job. To quote that other famous Job:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
I’m lucky in that I love what I do. But I would love to run a forum and write about games as a full time profession too.
What is your dream job?