Challenge #7: My Dream Job

Now... lets talk about health benefits shall we?

Now… lets talk about health benefits shall we?

It has been a while since I’ve done a 30 Day Blogging Challenge blog so I thought I would take a moment to do another challenge. It doesn’t hurt that challenge number seven is super easy: My Dream Job.

Movie director.

Boom. Done.

I suppose I ought to qualify that my actual dream is to be PAID to direct movies and that I’d like my projects to be movies that people actually want to go see… details, details. If it were easy then everybody would do it and if everybody could do it then it would hardly be a dream job, would it? The dreamy part is usually the details anyway: I dream about finding a creative partner that can do all the stuff that I’m not good at like cracking wise and getting attention and chasing down investors. I dream about building a team that is infinitely more than the sum of it’s parts. I dream about getting to hang out with celebrities without feeling silly about completely geeking out about the fact that I get to hang out with celebrities.

I dream about people already knowing how to pronounce my name. (I totally brought this one on myself, though, so it’s not a priority).

And lets talk about that getting paid business: because if we’re going to talk about details we might as well talk about ALL the details. I’d like to get paid as much and as often as a man.

There. I’ve said it.

It’s the number one thing that I hate about being a woman and it is running against mood swings, unrealistic body images, pap smears and menstruation. I could put up with all the rest if only I didn’t have to think about the fact that I will have to work 30% harder just to earn the same amount of money as the dudes. It’s a thought that I hate so much I can’t even look directly at it for very long. Usually I just push the facts and figures to the back of my mind and tell myself that all I need to worry about is making films- because just the fact that I am a woman and I am making movies will add weight to the balance until it begins to tip. It saves me a lot of helpless rage and lets me get on with pursuing my actual dream.

Which is to be a film director.

And get paid.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on December 13, 2013.

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