A recent visit to Disney World had me reminiscing childhood dreams. After graduating high school, I’d planned to move to Orlando, Florida and become a Disney Crew Member, preferably a character that walks around putting smiles on children’s faces, signs autographs, and sweats buckets in the smothering summer heat. Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Belle–any one of them would do. This was my dream job, and four years of drama class and my Thespian Society membership had helped prepare me.
So what happened?
A month before graduation, my best friend declared he was in love with me and a year later we rode off into the sunset to our happily ever after. I actually got to live it instead of pretending it. Needless to say, I never made it to Orlando. Not to live anyway. But being a Disney character in the Magic Kingdom still ranks as my ultimate dream job. Besides being a novelist, that is. 😉
Your turn. What’s your dream job?
~Candice Sue Patterson lives on a hobby farm in Indiana with her husband and three sons. Her debut novel How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart will release with Pelican Book Group in 2016. Visit her website at www.candicesuepatterson.com to learn more.