Amber Starfire offered the following writing prompt today on her Women's Memoirs Blog: If you’re not feeling motivated to write, ask yourself, “What would my life be like if I was living the life of my dreams?” and write a description of a typical day. Then, write about one small step you can take toward living that life.
First of all I just want to come right out and say that I would love to be a Professional Genealogist in my dream life. And since I'm such a well-rounded individual who likes to partake in several activities at once, I would throw in writing and speaking into the mix (also I'm sure it might provide additional income as well).
I envision myself as having my own little niche inside North Carolina records specializing in historical documents that can be researched at the North Carolina State Archives. I also envision myself as having acute historical knowledge of the State and various cultural events including the people, places, school, and geography.
I would be well-organized (ha ha only in our dreams right!) and have each week planned out. I would work on research and reports for a minimum of two clients a week. I would write for historical and genealogy journals, attend conferences, and book speaking engagements.
I would keep up with technology and of course all of my genealogy cyber friends. I would assist, foster, and mentor new genealogy recruits and I would keep a daily log of how much time was spent on each process much like Randy Seaver does on his Geneaholic Blog.
On a personal note, I would hope that I have a loving and supportive partner that I would have some free time to spend with. Maybe make their lunches for them, or coffee in the mornings. Or a brief visit or surprise lunch date would be nice. Oh yeah and of course I would drag them to my conferences as well, so they would have to be a good travel companion.
What do you think? Am I on the right track or is it "Just a Dream?"