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What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

This weekend I shared that I worked the Military Ball event, here in Santa Barbara. I also shared that of all the things I’ve done, being an event planner and working events is my favorite job.

I’m not sure exactly why, but I like to try different careers. I’ve been a farm worker, waitress, secretary, telemarketer, daycare provider, phlebotomist, OR unit secretary, farmer, contractor, saddle maker, sales associate, spa manager, realtor,  personal assistant, executive assistant, caretaker, event planner, vacation rental manager,  estate manager, and blogger. Whew! 

Helping plan a beach wedding

Helping to plan a beach wedding at Big Sur!

I probably missed a few, but you get the point. I’ve had a lot of different experiences and I like that I have.

So what about you? What have you done? What is your favorite job/position? Would you rather have a career or job for 20 years or try something new every few years?


  1. Ohhhh me too, I have had a few jobs, but 2 main careers. My favourite job was as a “shot girl” in a nightclub when I was saving to go travelling. My job was to go round with a tray of shots, getting people to buy them. It was so much fun and the other staff were so sociable. We had a blast!

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2017-11-06 at 14:11

      Oh my gosh, that sounds like a fun job!! I forgot to add cocktail waitress and bartender to my list!

  2. I am too much of a worrier to change jobs often. Although, I have had quite a few over the years. I’d say my current job is my favorite. I work at a computer company training, help desk, programming and I’ve been at it for over 12 years now.

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2017-11-07 at 07:52

      How lucky to be at a job you like! I’ve never had the same job for more than 7 years. That when I was an estate manager/caretaker of a large estate in Napa. I lived in the pool house!

  3. I used to manage a fitness center and it was the best job I’ve ever had because I went to work everyday to PLAY! It never felt like a job at all! And by the way, I love your dress!

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