Movies love to show the quirky main character who is trapped in his mindless office job while he would really love to be a ________.
And while so many of us can relate to the intricacies of cubicle living, how many of us REALLY have that dream job we think about and speak so passionately about?
I love my job - it is fun and exciting and allows me a ton of really cool opportunities - but I'm not going to pretend I said this is what I wanted to do when I was 5. I wasn't like "Mommy - when I grow up I want to sit in an office and make sweet love to spreadsheets." Ok I said that once, but I was hopped up on Fun Dip and Mt Dew at the time.
Point being - how realistic is it that we all have some dream occupation that we feel held back from achieving. When you watch movies you think that all you have to do is quit your day job and suddenly people will be lining up to offer you a job as an architect. Or that your band will suddenly get signed to a record deal. Or that some hot cougar will ask you to come fix her cable and then her top will accidentally fall off. I guess it depends on what kind of movies you watch.
So while I can completely relate to the hot movie star love interest (seriously Marissa Miller, quit calling me) - the biggest fantasy parts of movies to me are that we all have some calling or some dream occupation.
Do you have a dream job that you just never accomplished? Or am I the weird one for not having some "calling" that I dream about in my sleep.
Although, now that I think about it, that cable repair man for cougars job has snuck into a few dreams of mine.