First, meet my brother-in-law, Bill. He claims to have the best job in the world.

Isn’t it refreshing to hear someone declare, in all sincerity, that he loves his work? I think so!

But I know Bill’s not the only person who thinks he has the best job in the world.

I follow the blogs and Twitter streams of several hundred passionate scientists, doctors, PhD candidates, teachers, writers, artists and authors. And I can tell, just by listening to them, reading their blogs, that most of them truly love what they do. Oh sure, it’s not all sunshine and ponies, but for the most part, these people are excited get up and go to work in the morning. They too are living their dream jobs.

It seems to me, that if we want more people interested in science, art, writing, education, and medicine we need to let young people know that there are some careers in this world where TGIF is not the highlight of the week; where weekends blend happily with weekdays; where cubicles give way to field stations, laboratories, studios or home offices; where minds are challenged every day; where the reward is in the doing; and where  standing around the water cooler complaining about boredom and drudgery is for other people.

So, here’s my challenge: Bill says he has the best job in the world. I want you to tell everyone why YOU have the best job in the world. Let’s show the young people of the world what great careers are all about!