My Ideal Job

if i didn't have to work i'd read all day. i'd lie in bed / on my couch / in a hammock (which i'd buy and.. hang from the fire escape on my apartment building?) i'd probably read fiction mostly, though i like books that encourage self-reflection. i'm excited to read about social and emotional intelligence by daniel goleman. i'm also hoping to get to eat, pray, love by elizabeth gilbert.

sadly, i do have to work during the day and a lot of the reading i do lately are study guides for a grad school admissions test i have to take in a couple of months... but i'll keep my fantasy alive. retirement's going to be really hard on my bookshelves.

D07C D07C
22-25, F
4 Responses Jul 19, 2007

I think it's extremely important to allow for an hour of reading for enjoyment each day - at MINIMUM! Not only do you find relaxation in this, but it's fantastic for the grey matter!

The first president of the U.S., George Washington read over 1,000 books and wrote over 8,000 letters during the course of his life. =)

Are you *sure* you would be able to just sit around and read all day? ;) Zip zip zip zip... But I've been meaning to read those seminal books on Social and Emotional Intelligence as well. Only, the bookstore seems to only have the application books (ie EI in the Workplace etc :P)

I bet you would like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I love that book. Also, allow yourself a little time every week for "fun" reading - don't let all your reading be boring graduate admissions books! Keep your imagination alive :-)