The Coolest Job

The Coolest Job, or, the Most Cool Job     

banded owl

English teacher that I am, I had to correct the prompt for today from NaBloPoMo:

What did you think was the coolest job in the world when you were younger? Do you still feel that way now?

I honestly can’t remember, other than the job of teacher, which was the job that always attracted me.

St luke school  Anne

Here I am at my desk in 1972, teaching 7th grade English.

Now, after forty years of teaching, although I have loved my job, I find many other jobs more “cool.”

If I had known myself better, and known all the opportunities better, perhaps I would have chosen something else.

No point in doing the “if only” game.

However, I think one of the most cool jobs would be an ornithologist/naturalist – the kind that bands birds.

banding an oriole

Another cool job would be a professional gardener.

Rosemary and Thyme

I have come to love the BBC show Rosemary and Thyme, not because it’s a particularly good mystery series, but because of the gardens which are always the backdrop. I watch it for the gardens.

I would never have said this forty years ago.

Goes to show you.


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