I have many different jobs probably the 2 best were as a ski Patroller at lake Tahoe and as a nurse at the San Francisco VA. One was getting up to the top of the mountain for sunrise before there were tracks in the snow and the only sounds were the wind and birds. The other was answering a call light of a person facing their own personal battle with life and death, or just a bed pan. Very different from each other and yet if I could back to either one I would feel excited and blessed. The hardest part would be picking which one. Ideally I would do some form of half and half. But that was in another time, another life.
Now my dream job would be to do nursing half time and stand up comedy half time. Maybe I should say sit down comedy, standing up can get old pretty quick and since I am clarifying things it might be better just to say speaking, comedy is too much pressure. I think I am funny, but I can’t afford my own tickets and anyone who could afford the tickets would not find me funny at all. I will need a business agent.
More seriously I do like comedy, but not pointless humor. I mean laughing is never worthless, there is always a therapeutic effect for the person laughing, but I really want to see people reflect on themselves in a new way. They can even reflect on people like me in a new way as long as its non violent reflection. I find great joy in seeing people laugh at old pain, when I was younger I enjoyed seeing them laugh a younger pain. Not that laughing is the only way to gain insight or grow as a person, crying and sadness can not be avoided or hidden, I am just a fan of laughter.
So my job is to think, write, speak and listen. Always has been, always will be. Its not in my job description as clearly as that, mostly it mentions bedpans and other secretions, etc. Secretions are important, even once my speaking and writing demands require more time and travel I will still keep my hand in secretions. They are a part of life and part of my identity as a nurse and parent. I could continue as I am with the bulk of my time spent with only local secretions of a few individuals, but I love the idea of helping other people get involved with other people’s secretions. It is through close contact with people’s heart’s and lives that we know each other and ourselves. We tend to see our definition of secretions change as we age. Likewise our concept of love and life can be a bit fluid at times too. Seeing love and life through the eyes of God has been a good experience for me. Seeing life through the eyes of someone else seeing life and themselves through the eyes of God is just as great. This is my dream work.