Every once in a while, either I, or a good friend of mine, gets to do something, or be involved with something, that is so cool, that it makes me pause.
I stop and wonder, “could I do that? for real?” And I don’t mean in that “could I jump in front of an oncoming train, press myself over another man and stay there while the train went over us, with not an extra millimeter of clearance” way, because I sure as hell couldn’t.
I mean, if I didn’t have to worry about making a living or supporting a family, could I do that as my job?
For instance, my good friend (and sporadically two-months behind commenter) Moishe had an awesome back and forth email with a beat writer for the local hockey team for one of the major area papers. It started because he found a factual mistake in that day’s column, and pointed it out. When someone pointed out that Moishe should be a fact-checker for the paper (since he knows so much about his favorite team, “az it’s scare”, he would do a sick job), and Moishe responded that if not for family contraints there are a few jobs he would love to have. And thus, a blog post was born.
But I can’t say this is the first time I’ve ever thought about it. Every once in a while, doing something fun, I wonder if I can make a living out of it. Sometimes, I wonder if I’d be better suited for a different job, and what that job would be.
So I pose the question to my readership (which, by the way, whenever I do one of these interactive posts, you guys suck with the interaction, so pick it up and get commenting):
If you could do anything, with no concern for income, what would you do?
I have to think about my answer, or several answers perhaps, but I think I know what it is. I’ll post mine in the comments later.