6.27.2012

what I do for moolah

this is such a nice kitchen, but it's not my kitchen
Well, I don't cook.
You all know that by now.
And if you didn't know that, where the heck have you been?
And although I do love to eat, I don't do that for a living either.
I have thought about it. I can put down a few hot dogs, but my friends tell me that I'd have to put down more than just a few to make any real money.
So, that idea got scratched too.
And I definitely don't blog for a living.
*gasp*
I know, it’s crazy {but it's not}.
So, what the heck do I do?
Personally, I think it's fun to read blogs and know what those amazing bloggers do for a living {I also check out the neighbors' homes if they leave their shades open on our evening walks. Husband gets really mad when I do that}. Anyways, so some of these people do actually blog for a living. But as for the other 702 million of us ... what we do for 40+ hours a week ... where we go, who we work with, what our passion is ... I am interested in that.
So, I figure you guys should probably know just a tad more about me.
Let’s start with what I thought I wanted to do ...
there's that dang hat again
I always thought I would be a veterinarian.
Surprised?
I didn't think so.

Yep, as a little girl I always wanted to work with animals. All I can say is ... thank goodness I was not smart enough for pre-med. I used to cry when I saw flies struggling to escape from 'fly glue traps'. Do you remember those traps? I would seriously get upset as a little girl because their wings were flapping and they could not escape. I now cry when Sherman tries to "play with" baby bunnies. And I cried for three days straight when I heard about THIS dog just last month.

So, the whole vet thing … never going to happen.
But I always knew I had a strong desire to help.
And if not working directly with animals, then maybe working to help people.
this is such a nice office, but it's not my office
Human services/counseling/career counseling ...
somewhere along those lines, you will find my degree.
Basically helping others figure out what the heck they want to do with their lives. The funny thing about this is … most of them already know. They do. They just need a little push (sometimes a shove) to realize their potential. And guys, let me tell you … everyone has potential. Everyone.
Except for maybe those serial killers and rapists.
Sorry guys, you're out.

So, there you have it. I’m an animal-lovin' counselor/career counselor something-or-other. And if you want to know even more about me (Lord help us), I'm doing a little blogger interview over HERE today. This crazy girl sat my butt down and asked me a million and two questions. I just hope I passed.

So, tell me ... what is your passion?
I would love to know.
And if you say blogging ... YES!

97 comments:

  1. Teaching kids who want to be Vets, Counselors, and Bloggers. (Oh, and I know there have been a few rapists and murderers in there, too--and just writing that scares the crap out of me!)

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  2. That would definitely be an interesting career--I'm sure you are a lot of help to people figuring out how to proceed in life.
    My passion is writing--thankfully my husband has a real job so I get to write all day and it's okay that I only make enough from my "career" to go out for dinner every once in a while. :)

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  3. Wow... career counseling! I can see that. I bet people are relieved when they see your happy face over some grumpy middle aged, balding dude who hates his life.

    I'm passionate about health and fitness, and helping people reach their best potential. I don't care for it to make money, so instead I'm working on a 2nd degree in Accounting, so that someday I can work from home.

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  4. You know, I'm 23 and I don't really know. I think I need to come sit in your office for a while, perhaps. I started out as a computer science major. That didn't last long, I had to take 7 additional math classes and I couldn't even pass the one I was in! Next up, something in the medical/radiology field. Then the math thing came up again. So I'm just not cutout for school, I guess. So now I'm blogging, living with my boyfriend who prides himself in working so I don't have to and about to start an etsy store. In my mind, it's going to take off and I'm going to be some famous blogger + etsy store owner that everyone wants to be friends with and everyone wants to buy everything I make. This probably won't happen but when it doesn't, I guess I'll figure something else out. I've done it twice before! (this turned into a bit of a blog post in your comments, forgive me!)

    xo

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  5. You are so cool......

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  6. Can I make an appointment with you? I still do not know what I want to be when I grow up.

    Please and thank you.

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  7. I love this post! I always wanted to be a vet too when I was little, but I just couldn't actually deal with giving precious little pets back to their owners so I had to abandon that idea. I went the Marketing route and it works for me. It definitely suits my personality! It's funny because marketing is so broad, it can be anything really so that's the good thing about it. There's always something new you can create within your career.

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  8. You are just too cute! You are totally right though, I usually have NO idea what most of the Bloggers do! Thanks for sharing, I bet you are super fantastic at helping people follow their dreams and realise their potentials. I think there need to be MORE people like you out there helping people realise that THEY have potential.
    xoxo

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  9. Well I've changed my mind MANY times but at 27/almost 28 here's what I've got: right now I work for Amnesty International and I like feeling that I'm helping those that need it most, I love blogging and want more than anything in the world to be a mother and I'm also really interested in language and childrens development - so until I have kids I'm working in human rights, after that I'm going to be a mum and study speech & language pathology and eventually work in that when my kids start to grow. Sounds like an ok plan right? Fingers crosses I don't change my mind again :)

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  10. i think every girl has this "i want to be a veterinarian and help animals"... that was a short time in my childhood. what WASN'T a short time, though, was the time that i wanted to grow up to be a ballerina (say whaaat? get real, child). so, i DID get real, and became an engineer.

    ballerina, to civil engineer. talk about a change of pace!! the mother of my much-younger-than-me-friend-who-wanted-to-study-art-history told me it was such a practical majoy in college... ("well mrs. ____, i never thought of it that way before!") haha

    cheers!

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  11. We definitely share a deep love for animals, but I couldn't go the vet route either so I help little kiddos as a second grade teacher! Loved your guest post. You are awesome if you didn't know. :)

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  12. Sounds like a really rewarding career. I'm an interior designer and I love it! It's part of my whole life and in a way always has been. Currently I work in the ID dept. for the University of Oklahoma, creating spaces for students, faculty and staff.

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  13. Man oh man I wish I knew what you did while I was trying to figure out what to go to school for!! And by the way, the yellow shirt in the first 2 pictures.. i'm gonna need that shirt stat. In a bigger size obviously.

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  14. You are so cool!!!

    I could easily eat for a living (EASILY) and when I was little I wanted to be a Veterinarian, too. :)
    I even went so far as to take a working vacation at my vet's office as a part time tech (after years of working in the hospitality/ bar trade- I needed a break from people. Animals don't get drunk and belligerent. But I digress.)

    Truthfully, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. It would be superfantabulousawesome to blog for a living but...

    Currently, I'm a lifestyle educator for a leading nutraceutical company. The upside- I enjoy teaching others how to live healthy. The down side, I do not enjoy pushing supplements on people that they don't need. Nor do I agree that educating others on good health should be sooo costly. As a result, I tend to give a lot of free, honest advice and only suggest products that I think a person can truly benefit from. My numbers aren't the best but I can sleep at night.

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  15. How awesome! That is a fun job.. Something that always be needed! This is a great post idea I may have to do something like this !

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  16. I'm 24 years old, a Mom & wife...and right now, being that is what I'm doing...but I always thought I was going to be a teacher until I got to college and my Intro to Ed professor scared the crap out of me about how teachers have to always looks their best b/c you never know when you're going to see on of your students or parents of the students out in public...and I realized that I didn't want to be in a position where I was going to be constantly judged. So...I quiet college, got knocked, married...and am still wondering what in the heck I'm going to do.

    To be honest though, I never really saw myself working for the rest of my life. I'm not lazy...but I think maybe I"m just a housewife type? I live in the wrong decade.

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  17. What a fun job! I actually thought about doing that when I was younger!

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  18. i'm currently about to graduate in public health, however its not something i really want to do. i like to do ceramics, but that will probably never happen. however, i have worked with people that had your job, i did an internship with one actually. haha. kind of random.

    K

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  19. Just read your interview. Great job lady. You passed ;) And this is the first I've heard about Sherman :( Breaks my heart that people are so cruel. Right now we seem to be dealing with a lot of idiots (nice word) leaving their dogs in the car when it's 100+ degrees out. I can't believe people can be so dumb let alone heartless. I wanted to be a vet too and even went so far as to have an interview (3 hour one at that!) where I had to stand by the reception desk and watch what they were doing. I realized it wasn't for me when a middle age guy brought in his old dog and didn't leave with him. He was crying. Nope not for me. Okay sadness over! I'm glad you were able to find something you liked doing :D

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  20. Oh boy, I wish you were around here so you could help me figure out what to do with my life! Great post, it is always interesting to see what people actually do for the mulah.

    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  21. I wanted to be a vet too when I was little but tossed that idea when I realized I would have to study real hard for that! Where were you when I had no clue what career to start after my college and mba?? So now I ended up working in insurance with Flo (ok ok she doesn't really work here) but I love my job, and more than that I love the crazy and great people I work with! If someone wants to pay me for eating though, I'm quitting :)

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  22. I'll be entering my 6th year as a Baltimore City middle school teacher. For now, I love it (most days), but I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up and definitely know I'm not meant to be a career teacher. Maybe I should hire you to help me. I'm thinking of eventually going full time with my greeting card/stationery side biz and opening my own coffeehouse. I think that would be pretty sweet.

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  23. I just found you through your guest over at Hollie's blog. So happy she introduced me to your blog since your almost as obsessed with your dog as I am mine. Almost. ;)

    I always wanted to be a vet when I was growing up. Always! And then my dad told me I'd have to stick my arm where the sun don't shine in a horse and I was put off of it. Recently after watching One Nation Under Dog I think I'd like to someday run a dog rescue. Or just be a foster. Animals and art/design are my passions. :)

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    1. Anna's not lying she is obsessed with her dog. If there's not two to three pictures of her pig on Instagram each day people start getting concerned.

      Thanks again for the interview!! :)

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    2. PUG! Not pig. Don't kill me Anna.

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  24. this is what i do, too! i'm getting my masters in school/community counseling! so fun to find fellow counselors in the blogging world :)

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  25. You make me laugh...and I wish our offices looked like that.

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  26. I LOVE finding out what people do for jobs and learning about how their lives are so much different than mine! I think a vet would have been so rewarding (but also sad) but dang the schooling would have been nuts!

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  27. That's really cool that you get to help others figure out their dreams and encourage them to do so. My dream job is to still do sports broadcasting...as in sideline reporting. I don't know how realistic that is anymore since I'm already mid-twenties and have no experience but I would love to do something with professional sports. We'll see!

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  28. FOREST RANGER.

    nice cover up, nice cover up.

    I'm a rocket scientist.

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  29. My degree is in Criminal Justice. Ultimate goal: work for th FBI. I'm on my way there. Eventually. :)

    Used to want to be a psychologist. But decided I'd rather learn more about Criminal Psychology and use it in a law enforcement type way as a pose to being a head doctor. So, I minored in Psych.

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  30. I got my degree in interior design knowing all along that what I really wanted to be was a mom. Call me old fashion, but I've just never really been the big time career girl. So I am currently a stay at home mamma and an interior designer on the side. I love it!

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  31. awesome, love learning more a fellow crazy-dog-loving blogger! my passions: my pom, cooking/developing healthy veggie head recipes, music, and writing! i have a degree in accounting (yuck but it pays the bills) but i also write for the local paper on the side (way more fun!)

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  32. I am so glad we reviewed your career a few days ago. Just so I can feel like a cool kid who already knew this before the rest of America.

    As for me and my passion? Stripping. It pays the bills quite nicely.

    Oh, and when I am not doing that I work in a call center. Just to keep my "call girl" reputation going all day long.

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  33. I love knowing what people do too. I guess its just our natural human curiosity.

    I think every little girl wanted to be a vet but after we actually got to college and realized you basically need amazing grades and need to be good at science, that was out.

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  34. My passion is going on missions trips, doing media stuff(on air, taking pics, editing) and being domestic at home for my family. You look so pretty in your yellow top.

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  35. Teaching!! =) Keep your fingers crossed for me that I have a job come August because I simply can not take any more from these crazy attorneys I work for. ;) Seriously, though, helping little kids learn and watching their faces light up when they "get it" and having them come up and hug you in Walmart. *sigh* That's just awesome. And as a bonus, I get a little extra time with my own kids. Gotta love it!

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  36. That is such a rewarding career, helping others! Like you, I can become overly tender-hearted to things/events that need a "strong" person, so I am a Kindergarten teacher! Those little kiddos always know how to put a smile on your face (and they are also extremely skilled in the art of pushing your buttons, but it's give-and-take). And the two months with no kids is alwaysss a perk!

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  37. First and foremost I would love to be a stay at home mom to Kid Clammy, next in line is Teaching elementary school. I just finished my long awaited credential and hope that someday I can find a job teaching.

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  38. That seems like a fun job! My passion is planning, crafting, decorating. I want to be the next Martha Stewart. Haha

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  39. Loved this post! And I just read about Walter and cried!!!! You are right... having big hearts hurt... but having Id rather have a big heart than no heart at all as obviously those assholes did not have. Why people do such cruel things to animals and even other humans is beyond me! They will get their day... Karma and God will get them back! In the mean time keep that big ole heart of yours open! You are a genuine person and will be so blessed!!! xoxo!

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  40. if you're not the cutest thing on the planet, I dont know who is!

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  41. I'm so glad you shared! I always wonder what other people do during the day.

    I feel incredibly lucky that I found a job that I absolutely love straight out of college. I teach adult English classes as well as writing grants and running the social media part of things. So I love it. Being able to have a strong say and how things are run but also having that student-teacher interaction. I teach in the mornings and do the rest in the afternoons so I love love love the balance. I feel soooooo lucky.

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  42. I am SO glad to hear my dog is not alone in the baby bunny murderer family. This is a new thing for her, and I about killed her.

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  43. I think I need you! I'm almost 50 (I cringe everytime I write that), and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I'm a partner in 57 yr. old family business, and I'm pretty passionate about that, but my REAL passion has always been....the beach.(like since I was 4 yrs. old)

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  44. I'm not the least bit surprised you help people find their way in life. I'm in marketing. I'm not really that passionate about it though - it's just what I'm good at. My real passion? Traveling and doing anything but work. How can I get paid to do that?
    xx
    justyn

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  45. Lady, I think you look the cutest in the kitchen! Is that your kitchen with the blue cabinets?? PLEASE invite me over one day! Don't make me feel bad for keep on inviting myself. You make me look rude.

    But I love your job. Seriously. I think it would be so fun to talk to college kids and help them not screw up their lives by going to law school... wait. Oppps. That was me. I actually like significant parts of my lawyer job including, but not limited to, drafting jury instructions. But I always wanted to be a forest ranger growing up. Blame it on too many trips to national parks. But then I watched OJ driving down the 91 freeway in his White Ford Bronco and I followed his trial like no junior high girl should. I was hooked. Now.... all I want to do be the girl who does horseback trail rides at a fancy hotel and then gets free fancy hotel benefits all over the world. That should be an easy switch, right?

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  46. Hahahaha...love your "office" pic. That caption reminded me of an Ellen comment. I'm also a creeper that secretly hopes people leave their blinds open at night so I can see inside.....

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  47. L O V E the dress! You are too cute for words! And you say you have NO fashion sense! pssshaaaaa

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  48. funny that you say this...last night my parents were talking to me last night asking me if I was going to school for the right thing. Reason for that is because I love to cook and bake and I'm going to school for Healthare Management. So now I'm questioning myself if Im actually going to school for the right career. lol

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  49. I'm passionate about family, reading; yoga and television. I'd like to be a stay at home mom. I think those passions could equal stay at home mom?

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  50. Dang my sister got here before me AGAIN! :) Anyways, you read on my blog last week what I do...the whole planning trips for students and faculty to go abroad thing. But in my past life I was a college counselor! I knew we had a lot in common!

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  51. Oh darn those vet kits that we got as Christmas presents! Made us all think we could be vets one day, that's 'cuz we didn't have to see our stuffed puppies sick or pass away! Thanks for sharing! Gave me some inspiration, although mine is not so interesting!

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  52. You seriously CRACK ME UP! And, also, I SO relate to the wanting to be a vet thing. I've always loved animals too, but alas, my heart just isn't strong enough to do it. I cried during AirBud so... not a good sign. Thanks for sharing what you do...I think it's a really admirable job (not that it matters what I think, but I really do think it!), and I'm sure you're great at it. :)

    My passion is writing (funny since I'm a terrible blogger), and luckily, I get to do a lot of that as a publicist. I'd like to write a book. We'll see. :)

    One more thing - I love looking in windows. My husband is not amused either.

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  53. yes, so i'm a student, in school to be a RN. have not worked in almost a year, and it has been a completely foreign experience. i have worked since i was 16 and legal. my husband's job just barely pays the bills, and student loans help out a little at the beginning of each semester. one more year to go, and i will ONCE AGAIN, have a job. hopefully a new title as Misty Venne, RN!!!

    My dad totally got his master's in counseling and worked for the state: vocational rehabilitation, finding disabled people jobs, and training them with the skills they needed for those jobs.
    so, i get what you do!

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  54. Ok, can we just talk about how cute that little yellow number is in your first pics? SO CUTE! Ok, now that that's over with, well, I talked about some of my passions a couple of weeks ago. As for what I do to make money: I'm a fitness instructor, a piano teacher, and a wedding director. How's that for a trio? :-) Enjoyed learning more about you Tiff! Have a lovely evening!

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  55. I love blogging, poetry and loveeee! I wish I could love my fiance for a living. (Wow, when I read that it sounds so cheesy).
    Side note: I also like to look in my neighbors windows! My fiance (Joe) didn't like it at first and thought I was a total creep.. but now he does it too. LOL
    -Baylee
    stopcents.blogspot.com
    konaeyb@hotmail.com

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  56. You sound just like me! I always thought I wanted to be a vet because I love animals so much. Then, one day, when I was bawling my eyes out because I watched one of those horrible nature shows where the zebra is attacked by a lion, I realized that I love animals TOO much.

    I still don't know what I want to do. I just know it's not what I currently do! I would love to blog for a living, but I doubt that will ever happen. We'll see though. Maybe if I work hard enough, it can happen.

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  57. I work retail and I hate it, haha, but more specifically I do visuals and merchandising, and i LOVE that aspect of it. Now if i could hurry and finish school so that i don't ever have to work retail again, unless, its for myself. Yes, one day i hope to own my own store...one day

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  58. First off, all these photos are adorable. Second, I laughed out loud at the part about you checking out your neighbors' houses and Dan getting mad at you. Third, I totally thought I'd be a vet when I was a younger, and now I can't even handle seeing any sick sad puppies at the office when I take Snoopy in. And lastly, I NEED YOU, career counselor. To tell me what I wanna do with my life. That is all. xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  59. i am a teacher and although i do love it, my passion lies in being a stay at home mama. i love being able to stay home during the summer months and explore this little ol' city with stella bella. i think "mama" is the title i was always going to be best at.

    xo, amanda

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  60. Tiff you are such a beautiful person inside and out. I think it's so wonderful that you get to be an animal-lovin' counselor/career counselor something-or-other. I love it! I too wanted to be a vet when I was younger. I'm passionate about being in the trenches and helping people. I'm also an animal advocate. When the circus is on town you'll find me out there holding signs and passing out leaflets on why you shouldn't go to the circus. I also love to work with at risk youth and empowering to have a better future and offcourse blogging :) You are AWESOME!

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  61. It was fun seeing what you do!! I am passionate about making my house and home and my two sweet babies! I am in utah and we are having a ton of wild fires...it is scary to think I could lose the one of the things I put so much of myself into!

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  62. so nice to get to know you a little bit better. I always wanted to be a vet growing up too... but ended up becoming a career student in biomedical research instead. currently I am pursuing my PhD in the biomedical sciences, yet blogging is my passion and is what keeps me up burning that midnight oil!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  63. I always wanted to be a vet too! But oh man, I feel you. I'm the girl who was at the pool (like 2 days ago) and watched a BEE, yes, a wretched stinging mean BEE fly too close to the pool and get sucked in and I jumped into the pool to save him. He survived too, I'll have you know. Once he dried off in the sun poolside he just flew away to live another day.

    Its fun getting to know you a little better! :)

    xo, Kathryn Laine

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  64. I dig it, girl. I grew up wanting to be a "fashion designer." For real, that was my answer, always. I moved on to really wanting to be a department store buyer. I started college as an "Apparel Merchandising & Management" major, but after a quarter full of chemistry, textile science, and mononucleosis, I changed my major. Four times. I ended up getting my BA in Psychology, and 3 years later, am finally going to grad school for my teaching credential.

    Who knew?

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  65. Why did you have to bring up that dog again? Do you not realize the distress it caused me last month? Word of advice: don't ever google "how to help abused animals." The results don't help one bit.

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  66. 1. I always take a peek inside neighbor's homes if the shades are open--to me, that's an invitation.
    2. I accidentally leave my shades open all the time so the favor is returned.
    3. Makeup is my passion. I wish I was a makeup artist. Right now I work in market research. Fun, but it's not makeup. I felt the need to have a "serious" job. What?? Fun jobs can be just as serious.

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  67. Could you help me figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life?!

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  68. I do not have a passion for my job, although I do enjoy it. My true passion is party planning and craftying... which I do get to do at work. I plan our office monthly happy hours which makes me smile.

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  69. I totally love to spy in the neighbors houses too. I also like to keep mine open for them to look as well, but only usually when I have people over so I don't seem lame. ;)

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  70. Dear Tiff. do a vlog. i need to know what you sound like, or I'm going to call you. I think you'd rather do a vlog.

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  71. This is hilarious. I have a passion for nursing. But that doesn't mean that my dream would be a stay at home mom/blogger. A girl can dream!

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  72. How funny!!! I'm a career counselor too! I knew I always liked you! ;-)

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  73. Ok.... this is hilarious... I, too, wanted to be a Vet, and then for my career day in high school I actually went and shadowed a vet... saw a cat get declawed - almost passed out - changed my mind! Became a teacher instead! :)
    xo

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  74. I'm with Lindsay, help me figure my shiz out too, because I need it! ;)

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  75. I never knew what I wanted to do when I finished high school. EVERYONE else seemed to know exactly what they wanted to do. I danced and I loved it but wasn't good enough to be a professional. (I didn't start dancing until I was 18. Way too late.) Anyway, 15 years after high school I teach dance part time...which I love. Which reminds me that we have a summer intensive coming up and I need to get prepared. I have to make up 4 dances by the 3rd week of July. Yikes!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  76. Don't move to England, these rude neighbors pull the curtains the second evening falls- makes peeking in impossible!
    My passion is (obviously) animals, and what I actually got my degree in- photography. My intention was/is to go back to school for a zoology degree, and the planning for that is currently in the works, hopefully to be implemented in Fall 2013. Then I want to do animal conservation photography- basically go to the voluntourism animal rescues and offer my photography for free. So I'll never make any money, but I'm kind of thinking I'll love every second!!

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  77. I absolutely love that you are an animal-lovin' counselor/career counselor something-or-other. For me- helping people is the simplest way for me to put it I suppose. I get so much joy out of seeing others succeed, focus on their dreams, and helping people find the resources they need to better their lives. I am currently a Social Worker for the NC Department of Social Services and I LOVE it! I help organize services for medically fragile children and elder adults to stay at home and out of placement. It's such a rewarding position! But my ultimate dream is to seriously live within an orphanage in Kenya and love on all the babies. Haha. Or more realistically, start a Christian International Adoption agency that focuses on Africa. I'm working on making these dreams a reality.
    I think it's great you're diving into other blogger's day jobs. It's neat to see what everyone does besides pretend they're professional writers :)

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  78. So much love for you on this post :)!!
    1)I love your yellow top- soo cute!
    2) my passions, let's see. My bulldog, my amazing fiancé, mine and his ridiculous Italian familie(s), interior design, trying to become a runner, horrible tv (all crime, reality, junk situations are of interest to me), hmmm... Becoming a mom, finding our first home... There are sooo many I can't name them all but thanks for making me think of them!

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  79. When I was little and asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up," I had a ver simple answer. A cheerleader and a waitress. Ambitious, I know. Both of those life goals have been achieved and now I am still trying to figure out what I really want to be when I grow up. I currently run the show for a wealth management firm, doing everything from office manager to the head of marketing. I make things happen! Do I love it? Not really. I'm good at it, but I'm not passionate about it. I am passionate about family, food, and coaching/helping others. Now, how to make a living out of that...

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  80. That's great! I'm much like you when it comes to animals ;)

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  81. PS - I love your yellow shirt!! Where is it from??

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  82. Such a great post! I am the same way, I wanted to work with animals, but I knew that wouldn't work, because I'd get to attached to all of them and bring them all home. I am learning more about passion as I get older. My top 3:
    1. Expression, I love writing, designing or just expressing myself to the fullest. Which is why blogging is so great for me.

    2. Animals. I try my hardest to get out and embrace animals as much as possible. I also try and stay in and take care of Shia to fullest extent.

    3. Advice giving. I love to give advice, I know that sounds silly. I love when people confide in me, and trust me to help them.

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  83. I just read your post about Walter, the poor little thing, so sad, I don't understand how people can be so cruel.
    Your job sounds really interesting, do you counsel/career counsel adults or teenagers?
    I've always known that I've wanted to work with children and young people, the jobs I wanted to do used to change, but children were always involved. When I was about 15 I decided that I wanted to work with the children/young people who were thought to have "issues" - challenging behaviour/mental health difficulties etc and so that's what I do like you I wanted to help. I've worked in a therapeutic community for boys who had been abused, a respite unit for 10-16 year olds on the verge of going in to care and now I work with Young Carers' which I wrote about last week. I love my job, I get to meet some amazing young people and also make a difference.

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  84. I lOVE THIS POST!

    I, too, have found myself in LOVE with the blogging world... there is something so incredible about uniting with people ALL over the world, at the tip of our finger tips.

    My passion has become reaching out to women in need... whether they are divorced, or in porn/infidelity ridden marriages, or struggling with anything at all, there is such a binding growth that takes place when the walls are DOWN and we are freely talking about our trials. It's amazing!

    So blogging... YES!

    I also am passionate about interior design.... musical theatre and traveling!

    So fun to learn this about you T :)

    XOXO

    JACY

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  85. My passion...adult films. I kid, I kid. Real passion, teeth. One day, when I grow up maybe I will be a dentist, or at least a dental hygieniest. Probably not though, because I am pretty sure I just spelt that word wrong.

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  86. Such a funny post! I thought I was going to grow up and be a SPICE GIRL until they no longer were a group anymore. I was forever heart broken and honestly was lost and didn't know what I wanted to be. I then thought about being a veterinarian until they told me how much longer I'd have to be in school, so that was out just as quick as it was in. Then I got to college and went into business and realized college had nothing to offer me that I was willing to put the next 4 years on my life into. So someone brought it to my attention that I always style my hair so cute and the color is amazing and they asked if I did my own hair and AWWWWWW the angels sang to me! I was going to look into cosmetology school so I did and I told my parents about it and boy did I get shut down. Well it took me crying and throwing a 5 year old fit to get them to support me. I can now proudly tell them it was the best dadgum decision I ever made! I'm a hairstylist and LOVE it with a passion! I am so happy I can wake up 5 days a week and make money doing something I love and enjoy! Not many people can do that ya know!
    And my newest passion is blogging, I just love reading about other people and there adventures through life, what they bought, what they made, where they've been!

    Thats a little about me:)
    http://le-blondeguruu.blogspot.com/
    Xo; Amanda

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  87. HAH! I love to go on bike rides at night just so I can look in peoples windows as I drive past! I'm totally the creepy neighbor, glad i'm not alone :-)

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  88. Aww, my favorite blogger! I love law. I wish I could be a lawyer, but law school is $150k. So I do the next best thing as a paralegal. At least until I win the lottery, strike it big, and move to the beach and sell coconuts... well not MY coconuts, REAL coconuts. ;) unless they pay enough... ha ha!! Kindof...

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  89. you know, i've been wondering what you do, and it all makes sense i think. you are a very warm person tiff!! and i can feel your love for others (people and pooches) even through this here blog.

    if i ever need sound advice, i'll shoot you an email. i'm sure you just LOVE hearing that!! :) too bad. too bad.

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  90. This is nice. It is true that most bloggers would want to do blogging as a living. There are also those who make use of their time for fun but at the same time earning. I like this. It inspires many bloggers.

    http://moolamind.com/

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  91. What a cool job you have! I want to do something similar eventually too. I started off at university with a social work/human services degree, but eventually ended up as a primary school teacher instead! This is NOT what I want to do forever though, and at some point in the future I will end up studying AGAIN for a counselling degree/diploma. :)

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  92. What I WANT to do is eat, drink, and travel. While I haven't quite found someone to pay me to do that...I have fun working with little ones. But I started in the counseling/social work field too.

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  93. So glad you shared this! I'm new to your blog (a new blogger too) and I love to know what everyone does for a living! It sounds like your job is very rewarding.

    Heading over to check out your blogging secrets now!

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  94. I'm just now reading this section... how cool! Do you work in a school or a private setting? I work at a community college, so I'm always interested in that type of thing!

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  95. bahaha this was hilarious! Cool blog, new follower! :)

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