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.

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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