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Odd Jobs if You're Like Barbie
She's quite the character.
Jen “Odd” Glantz here!
I’ll admit it. I haven’t seen the Barbie movie yet.
It’s not because I don’t want to or don’t think it’ll live up to the hype.
It’s just that I can’t seem to find the time to tip-toe to the theater, fumble around with some popcorn, and watch a screen.
A friend told me about a drive-in theater down the road. I figured what a great plan! Pack the car with treats, Goofy (the dog), Gemma (the baby), and Adam (the husband), and drive on over. We could watch it all together (since we do 100% of things as a family these days). But then I saw the movie is only playing at 9pm and that just won’t work with bedtime and bath time and…you get the hint.
So instead of writing about Barbie the movie, I want to write about Barbie the odd job career woman.
But if you’re like Jen, I don’t care about Barbie. Maybe you’ll care about the business of drive-in theaters instead. Pretty cool idea!
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Odd Jobs if You're Like Barbie
A fun fact about Barbie is that this year she. Turns 60 years old and during that time, she’s had over 200 careers. She’s run for president and landed on the moon.
It reminds me of this career theme park we used to have in south Florida called Wannado city. You could go there and try out different jobs. It was a wild little place that made people feel like they could do anything.
I miss that feeling. Do you?
If you need a little inspiration today, I’m sharing some of the jobs Barbie has had.
Maybe it will give you a push to explore new or different careers or remind you that YES you can start a side hustle - even if it’s a bit odd.
Fashion Model: Barbie's original role was as a fashion model, reflecting her fashion-forward image.
Nurse: Barbie has worked as a nurse, showing her caring and nurturing side.
Flight Attendant: Barbie took to the skies as a flight attendant, embodying travel and adventure.
Astronaut: Barbie explored space as an astronaut, inspiring dreams of space exploration.
Doctor: Barbie donned a white coat to become a doctor, promoting careers in medicine.
Vet: Barbie cared for animals as a veterinarian, emphasizing a love for pets and animals.
Teacher: Barbie became an educator, encouraging learning and knowledge sharing.
Athlete: Barbie engaged in sports such as gymnastics, tennis, and more, highlighting physical activity and fitness.
Chef: Barbie explored culinary arts as a chef, showcasing creativity in the kitchen.
Musician: Barbie pursued careers as a pop star, rock musician, and pianist, celebrating music.
Actress: Barbie took on acting roles, embracing the world of entertainment.
Police Officer: Barbie served as a police officer, promoting law enforcement and safety.
Firefighter: Barbie battled flames as a firefighter, demonstrating courage and heroism.
Pilot: Barbie soared as a pilot, encouraging aspirations in aviation.
Architect: Barbie designed buildings as an architect, fostering interest in design and creativity.
Olympian: Barbie became an Olympic athlete, embodying sportsmanship and competition.
Explorer: Barbie worked as a marine biologist and archaeologist, inspiring curiosity about the natural world.
Entrepreneur: Barbie started various businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.
Computer Engineer: Barbie delved into tech as a computer engineer, promoting STEM fields.
Race Car Driver: Barbie sped around as a race car driver, embracing speed and competition.
News Anchor: Barbie reported the news as a journalist, promoting communication skills.
UNICEF Ambassador: In real-life collaborations, Barbie became a UNICEF Ambassador, raising awareness about global issues.
Panda Conservationist: Barbie became a panda conservationist, highlighting environmental concerns.
Robotics Engineer: Barbie ventured into robotics and coding, inspiring interest in technology.
Artist: Barbie expressed her artistic side as a painter and sculptor, encouraging creativity.
Palaeontologist: Barbie unearthed fossils as a palaeontologist, sparking interest in history and science.
Soccer Player: Barbie played soccer, promoting sports and teamwork.
Fashion Designer: Barbie designed clothing and outfits, showcasing creativity in fashion.
Pet Stylist: Barbie groomed pets and worked as a stylist, highlighting care for animals.
Political Candidate: Barbie ran for president and other political positions, encouraging leadership.
Ps. want to do something different? I’d love to help you make that happen.
See you next week my odd pen pal.