Sunday, November 04, 2007

any jobs you fancy?


when i was your age i really wanted to be a wildlife documentary maker and primatologist/zoologist. i was fascinated by the natural world, particularly animals, and i enjoyed wildlife docos on tv. i learnt a lot from being interested and just observing or finding out for myself through books, etc. we had no computers and the internet didn't exist.
sadly i never really pursued it because i didn't really get encouraged to follow my passion. advice was given with the best intentions, and it made sense in many ways, but it was to follow things i had no interest in. the down side of that was that i spent at least a decade of my adult life farting around doing jobs i didn't like until i eventually got the courage to study things i liked at uni and found myself doing this cool job. however, i would rather have been a film maker cartoonist zoologist.
what are your passions and interests that might lead to a career? remember, you will and can change what you do as you go through life. your future will hold many amazing possibilities - there are already so many more things you can do than were possible when i was growing up. the world is your oyster! listen to your heart and dare to dream 8>)

42 comments:

Skipper Bob said...

I really want to do something to do with anamils like a vet!!!!!!!

ages ago i wanted to be a zoologist but that was because i read a book about a zoologist having his lunch stolen by a pukeko

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

um, im not really that sure, i kind of want to study something, then get a job involving that, then get lots of job opportunities and hopefully, end up doing something i love.

i would like to learn how to fly i glider or something, i think that would be really fun. As i have gotten older my interests have changed, so i dont really have any idea.

i think anyone can be anything they aim to be if they strive and work hard to achieve whatever it takes to get there.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i also think that you need lots of support and encouragement from your family and friends, but i guess i might be hard becaues you might not always get the approval you hope for

mr woody said...

excellent comments girls. great to read your considered opinions 8>)

Piglet said...

i would like to be a vet like skipper bob. though if i was really lucky i would loooooove to become an actress but until then i want to stick to something that involes animals.

Paper scissors said...

i have no idea what i would like to be

Paper scissors said...

as for "the world is your oyster", I had mussels for dinner.

killa chinchilla said...

i don't what i want to be but i want a job where you get a lot of money and i like

Kitty Kat said...

i love to write so I 3would quite like to be an authour from my home. i also would quite like to teach/ go through teachers collage as you can get lots of jobs with that. i also want to have a communtity animal B&B centre for animals like the SPCA only not cruelty cases but just abandon or strays.
i also like to take photos so maybe I'll live somewhere PRETTY!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i would like a job that i love to do and will hopefully make friends and money in the process. hmmmmm......wouldn't it be great...?

Catarara said...

i've always really wanted to be a beautition!! i think i am going to study beauti therapy at university or something because i think that it would be very fun. my dad says it dosn't earn you much so i should do plastic surgery!! ewww!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

:)
So much to choose from! argh!!!! i think i would like to study something like avertising at university......and hopefully learn how to fly a glider, maybe at year nine onwards, because i think you have to be 18 to go solo and i dont want to have to wait once i have learnt.

primprim said...

there are hundreds of things I want to be!
when I was 7 I wanted to work at the ice cream parlour so I could taste all the different kinds of icecream.
now I want to be a vet, an ornithologist, an artist and I want to work for the SPCA and own heaps of animals and maybe start a boarding kennel.

but I can't be all of those can I?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

maybe you could experience all of those things at different times rather than all at once.

Piglet said...

Theres way to many choices. but i guess you just follow your dreams no matter how impossible it may sound. now that primprim mentioned it i would like to work at the willy wonka chocolate factory so i could taste all the sweets he makes!

shorty said...

I would absolutely looooove to get a job travelling around the world meeting different animals from different contries it would be soooooooooooooo cool

SpUdArOoNy said...

Well, iv'e really only had one dream all of my life! and that's singing! but i think it is very unlikely that THAT wouldcome true..but people have told me to follow my dreams no matter what! and that's exactly what i shall do!

BUT! My mum was a police officer, and after all the stories i've heard, and after visiting the police collee and evrything, and all the parliment buildings, i would really like to go to law school also! and study Law!

SpUdArOoNy said...

Yea shorty, that sounds cool too!

shorty said...

thanks, oh and also I have made a part 2 to my story on my blog

shorty said...

what is an ornithologist primprim?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i used to want to be an air hostess because of the travel and also after i saw this movie (cant remember what it was called), beacause of all the crashes that could happen, and because of the hours. but then again, if i start small it could become something huge!!!! hehe. hmmmmmmmm....hearing all of these other could-be-jobs triggers some other interests in my brain....
well, i guess ill start at uni and see what they have to offer then see what happens after that.
i dont like it how some people pressure (maybe not on purpose) other people into chosingb what they want to do then and there kind of thing, i think that you have a better chance of getting a suitable job is by working hard, not really planning, and taking opportunities and risks.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

ornithology

ornithology
noun
study of birds: the branch of zoology that deals with the scientific study of birds

-ornithological, adjective
-ornithologically, adverb
-ornithologist, noun

Microsoft® Encarta® 2006. © 1993-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Ezylryb said...

i would like to be an architech or a cartoonist

chocolate lover said...

I dont know what i want to be there is sooo many choices! When I was little I wanted to be a hairdresser then a teacher then a writer and now I am confussed:)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hehe, when i was little i wanted to be a hairdresser or shopkeeper! :) i am definately aiming higher than that now!

Piglet said...

id like to go and work at wildlife parks and help sick animals. id also like to travel from country to country visiting all the different animals like shorty said.

Piglet said...

if i can remember rightly i wanted to work at the warehouse or the dairy because i thought you could get all the stuff that you wanted from there for free. but i changed my mind when i saw someone in the warehouse uniorm lining up behind me waiting to buy a coke.

primprim said...

an ornithologist is a person who studies birds and helps species like the kiwi and little blue penguin survive.
bird watching kinda inspired me to be an ornithologist because it made me think about beautiful, happy birds and how some don't get to live their life to the full.

Piglet said...

Sounds like a really cool job. i wish there was something like that for pigs!!

Miss Candy said...

why do we( as in humans)act so differently to other animals? according to evoloution we should've orringated for chimps and apes right? so why do we work and go to school or sit in front of the t.v eating choclate? shouldn't we be wild?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hmmmmmmmmm...great question miss candy!

that job about traveling arounf the world, visiting different animals is kind of like what Darwin did....

ARGH! what do you guys think of this...
http://stuff.co.nz/4263792a12.html

shorty said...

THIS COMMENT MUST BE READ BY ALL

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Do you know why i am sooooooooooooo
happy? well guess what happened this morning I drew a horses name out of a box so that mr woody could bet on it (it was called efficient and its number was 6)(six is my lukcy number)AND IT WON so I am going to make mr woody pay up ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

shorty said...

thanks for telling me the meaning of ornithologist IM A ROOM5IAN and PRIMPRIM

Kitty Kat said...

WOW!!!!
Efficient won so thats cool!
I think that would be a really good job pim...
room5ian that link wont work on my computer...........what was it about???
ITS MY B-DAY TOMORROW! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

Paper scissors said...

how do you put clustrMaps on to your blogs?




LONG LIVE THE GUPPY TREES!!!!!!!!!

Miss Candy said...

we should be free of tests and exams and jobs and do what we like and there should be no law or man made items! lets live live like the other animals, why can't we? we're one of them too! all meat can be free range, no school to cry upon! do you think the human race could survive it? sounds like a tough challenge, guess we could replace t.v with riding horses
bareback! that would be sweet!

Miss Candy said...

kitty kat can you please look on my mscandy blog(http://mscandy.blogspot.com)
sorry im not trying to be like the begining of the year its just that there is a surprise on my blog for you!

p.s sorry!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

mmmm....im not sure, the only way to find out is to try it, but i dont think very many people are willing to do that...

PAPERSCISSORS!! go to shortys blog and see the comment i just left her which involves how to get a clustrmap.

Kitty kat! two thing: HAPPY BIRTHDAY(!) and did you copy and paste it into the web address bar?

Piglet said...

I would love to try and live like an animal!! but i wouldn't like to kill for my meat. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KITTY KAT!! This will be the first time you've looked at the blog as a 12yr old and last night was the last time you have looked at it as an 11yr old!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

:)

kitty kat, thank you for the lollies today, have a happy birthday and remeber to think about people who have contributed to the blog well......i have a couple of thoughts up my sleeve.

plus check or my 'im a room5ian' blog for a cruel problem involving whales...

SpUdArOoNy said...

Hey guys! wow. Big conversations here since i last left a comment haha.
yeah shorty, i was ethere when you pulled her out haha.! shottiez
LOL.!
Yeah thanks for the lollies kittykat!
MMMM
haha
good luck to everyone in talent quest!! it'll be good!

shorty said...

B.T.W. primprim you can look on my blog at a comment that im a room5ian wrote and it tells you how to get a clustrmap (although i cant under stand it)