I have my days where I have to ask myself "Am I really doing the right thing?!?" Or "Am I honestly going to be covered in mucous for the rest of my life?" I feel like 2 months into a job is a little early to be having these thoughts, but I'm going to tell myself that it's completely typical. The good days really do outweigh the bad. And the sweet patients outnumber the rotten ones. Really when I re-evaluate my life I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing. It's just those not so pleasant moments that my mind starts to wonder what my "Plan B" should be. My dream job would be to open a secondhand bookstore! Just like Meg Ryan off You've Got Mail! I have it all planned out in my head.
It would have to be on a corner in a wonderful metropolis like NYC or Chicago. It would need a cozy one-of-a-kind coffee shop where you can get all the hidden gems that you can't get at Starbucks. It would have coffee and tea and pastries. Must have the pastries! You could only have coffee to go if you brought your own mug. And you get a special discount if your mug is funny or you donate the mug. Exotic wines would also be served. Sometimes a good book just needs some good wine. It would have an outside sitting area as well as a rooftop patio. There would be many hidden nooks where people could go read, work, or study. There would be sitting areas EVERYWHERE consisting of cozy couches, oversized chairs, hammocks, bean bag chairs, etc. Nothing would match. There would be multiple wood burning fireplaces. It would have the cute little old people that consider themselves "regulars" and come to read the paper everyday. You know the kind of people that order "the usual" and you totally know what they want. Fridays and Saturdays would be special up-and-coming musician night. There would be a little stage inside and up on the patio. The patio would be lined with christmas lights. It would stay open till 1:00-2:00 in the morning for those insomniacs who do their best work at those hours. There would be paintings everywhere of neighborhood artists that want to display their work. You could buy their work of course! Gotta support the starving artists.
Maybe one day....
What would you do if you weren't doing what you're doing?!?
Maybe we can go into business together.