Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blogtober: Day 2-Dream Job

Day 2 of Blogtober is about what your dream job was in the past, and what it is now.

Helene in Between

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My dream job when I was growing up was to be a dolphin trainer...even though I didn't know how to swim (details, details...). That would still be the coolest job to this day. I remember in college my mom picked up a book for me somewhere called The Dolphin Chronicles, and it was about a speech therapist (what I was in school for at the time) who ended up working with dolphins in research studies. I felt like it was a "sign" that that's what I should be doing.

And now I work at a school where the mascot is the dolphins, so I work with a bunch of "little dolphins" every day. Not quite the same, but hey.... :)

If I had my dream job now, I think it would be working with kids or adults who just got cochlear implants and are hearing for the first time. Working with them on the speech aspects would be cool, and witnessing them hearing for the first time would be absolutely incredible. I always see those videos online and they give me goosebumps.


What would your dream job be?

15 comments:

  1. I saw a video the other day of a child hearing his mom for the first time, made me cry! that would be an awesome job alright.

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  2. When I was little I was SO SURE that I was going to be a zoologist and get to work with animals every day. haha! My mind changed probably a million times after that. So indecisive! I watched that video of that sweet little baby...omg, how amazing is that?!

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  3. Both would be really neat jobs. The videos of people hearing for the first time always gets me.

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  4. Dolphin trainer would definitely be such a fun job!!! I also love your dream job now!!! I love seeing videos like these always bring tears to my eyes!

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  5. Ok, I'm LOLing at your 'details, details' comment!!! haha! But it does sound like your job now is pretty fulfilling, and I love your aspirations! Great post! :)

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  6. Sounds like you're pretty close to your dream job. But yeah, what an incredible job it must be to give children the gift of sound

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  7. What a rewarding job! and wow, i love your job growing up!! Kids love animals, that's for sure!

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  8. All the feels from that video! What an amazing job that would be!

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  9. There was actually a point in my life where I too wanted to work with children and adults hearing for the first time and cochlear implants! In fact I wanted to be a speech therapist. So I think that is amazing! I hope you get there one day! :)

    xo,
    http://iwriteaboutyou.blogspot.ca #blogtober14

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  10. Your Adult dream job would be amazing, just watching those tiny faces when they get to hear for the first time would be incredible.

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  11. You adult dream job is so rewarding...!!! I love it! (I love dolphins too but the expression of someone who get to hear for the first time is priceless)

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  12. It's simply amazing how many people seem to have wanted to work with dolphins. I think this trend totally passed me by...but i can see why - i mean they are really smart and look cute.
    But your grown up dream is even better. Fingers crossed for you.
    xo,
    Luchessa @ http://luchessa.org/

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  13. Isn't it crazy how things work out?! I hope one day you get to work with people that are just getting their cochlear implants, it would be so rewarding. Before my current job I worked for a hearing aid office for 3 years and we had a couple little kids that had hearing aids and it was such a pleasure to help them. I always told our audiologist that I hoped one day they would be able to hear without hearing aids because life would be so much more enjoyable for them!

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  14. Its such a funny coincidence that your school mascot is now a dolphin and you had wanted to be a dolphin trainer! Also, I poked a bit around your blog and really like your writing! Can't wait to read more!

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  15. Ahh isn't amazing the first time kids/adults hear for the first time with cochlear implants?! Simply amazing and give me chills every.single.time. Don't think it will ever get old. Love our field work! We have the best jobs in the world, next to dolphin training...because that was my childhood dream job too :)

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