When I was 14, my dad drove me to our local McDonald’s and told me to fill out an application.
I may not have had a lucrative career, but I can say that I’ve had some interesting jobs in my lifetime.
I wanted to be the first person since Robert Frost to make a living writing poetry.
I wanted to travel the world—so I signed up to be a nanny.
As a scopist, I was responsible for listening to the recording that a stenographer had transcribed and making sure that the final transcript was accurate word-for-word to the recording.
I don’t regret any jobs I’ve had in the past, but it was unquestionably not the path I thought my life would take.
Plus lifeguard, au pair, pole dance studio owner, entrepreneur, and more.
Here’s what I’ve been getting paid to do for the last 15 years.