Professional Dreams

Yes. Three posts in one day. And it’s not even my day off. Crazy. Like a friend said, word volcano.

It’s probably odd that I’m only a few months into my current job and already writing about dreams for another job. No matter. I’m happy at my current job and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean I don’t dream of an even better job.

So what’s this better job? Right now I’m dreaming about becoming a preacher. Or maybe a priest. Or a monk. I don’t know the specifics, but I know that I want to be a “man of the cloth” as they say. I want to be a part of a profession of men whose goods are solace and listening. I want people to seek me out. I want people, everyday people from all walks of life to come to my door or invite me to come to theirs. And I want to hear what is going on with them and their life. I want people to share the state of their soul with me. I want that opportunity. I want to do it over food too. Breakfasts, coffees, lunches, dinners, desserts. That’s the ideal job to me. I want to hear from people who don’t necessarily understand the depth of their courage for sharing the most intimate aspects of their eternal struggle on this journey called life. But more than that (yes, there’s more. I dream big when I dream.) More than that, I want to be able to hug these people. Or maybe just hold their hand. And more than any physical comfort, I want to be able to look them in the eye and with the most sincerity and conviction I am able to muster, I want to tell them, “Everything is going to be okay.”

Because everything is going to be okay. Right?



  1. Paul J. Stam

    Believe me, you don’t wan to be a “man of the cloth.” Beside, you don’t have to be one of those to tell everyone you meet and see, if it is only with a smile or a wave, that everything is going to be all right.
    Have a great day and Aloha – pjs/

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  2. wendy

    You probably should stop calling women the c word and clean up that disgusting filthy mouth of yours before you become a preacher or man of the cloth!

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  3. noelleg44

    A more than worthy aspiration, Pete. And there are so many ways you can do this without being a man of the cloth or while training to be one: Big Brothers, Hospice volunteer, hospital volunteer, a registered EMT, a volunteer in a free medical clinic. The possibilities are endless. Keep the thoughts coming!

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  4. mincs1

    I agree with others who have chosen to comment; you do not have to become a man of the cloth to let others know that everything is going to be okay. I love that if you choose to dream, you choose to dream big! 🙂

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