2011: 52 weeks, 52 careers

In order to solve my quarter-life crisis (read: unemployment), I recently started a list of all the jobs I have, at one time or another, considered as my possible career. Over the next year, I will document 52 of my varied interests and give other wannabe marine biologists or Olympic bobsledders pertinent information about how to pursue their dreams.

Week 1: How to be an Olympic bobsledder    Week 2: How to be a codebreaker

Week 3: How to be a sherpa                        Week 4: How to be an architect

Week 5: How to be an NFL wide receiver      Week 6: How to be an acupuncturist

Week 7: How to be a wedding planner          Week 8: How to be a Hollywood actress

Week 9: How to be a fashion designer         Week 10: How to be a butterfly biologist

Week 11: How to be an Irish writer               Week 12: How to be a perfumer

Week 13: How to be a whale watcher           Week 14: How to be an opera singer

Week 15: How to be a poet                         Week 16: How to be a flamenco dancer

Week 17: How to be a princess                   Week 18: How to be a spy

Week 19: How to be a mom                        Week 20: How to be a fortune teller

Week 21: How to be a master gardener        Week 22: How to be a dog walker

Week 23: How to be a raw food chef            Week 24: How to be a comedian

Week 25: How to be a rock star                   Week 26: How to be a detective

Week 27: How to be a sailor                        Week 28: How to be a supermodel

Week 29: How to be a farmer                      Week 30: How to be a librarian

Week 31: How to be a magician                  Week 32: How to be an artisan

Week 33: How to be a world traveler            Week 34: How to be a pilot

Week 35: How to be a cake decorator          Week 36: How to be a teacher

Week 37: How to be a gemologist               Week 38: How to be a yogi

Week 39: How to be a cartographer            Week 40: How to be a Dartmouth tour guide

Week 41: How to be a Nobel prize winner    Week 42: How to be an advertiser

Week 43: How to be a novelist                   Week 44: How to be a witch

Week 45: How to be a concert pianist         Week 46: How to be a doctor

Week 47: How to be in retail                       Week 48: How to be a beer brewer

Week 49: How to be a photographer            Week 50: How to be a hero

Week 51: How to be a ski bum                   Week 52: How to be a translator

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katie
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 15:58:40

    Way to go Jenna! Love the concept…I’ll follow for sure!


  2. Rich Laffin
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 21:30:05

    I’m all in.


  3. heatherlindayoung
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 22:34:52

    Wow! I LOVE this concept. I can’t wait to see all your ideas, but I’m glad you ended up not doing any of them so I can read about them.


    • diydilettante
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 23:22:28

      Haha, thanks! Good to know that my lack of perserverance in all these various fields is paying off!


  4. Amy Burkhalter
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 20:33:15

    Hi Jenna!
    I’m a long time friend of your Mom’s and have finally looked up your intriguing blog today after more than a year of hearing about it. I LOVE it! I’m a career strategist, am just getting started on Facebook, and would love to link to your blog. Is it OK with you if I just quote your intro and link to your url? Haven’t had a chance to read very deeply yet, but it looks like so much fun! Warmly, Amy Burkhalter


    • diydilettante
      Dec 31, 2012 @ 16:54:29

      Hi Amy! I’m glad you got to the blog and enjoyed it! You’d be totally welcome to link to it…unfortunately, though, I’m done with this particular blog, so no new posts will be added after today. Thanks for reading, and thanks for contacting me!


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