You know you’re a perfect candidate for a job when not two, but five people send you a link to it within 24 hours. That’s what happened this week when several of my friends forwarded me a link to the Best Job in the World, Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
I’ve had an infatuation with Australia since I did a report on the country Down Under in sixth grade. During junior high, I had the Australian flag hanging in my locker and a map of the country on my bedroom wall, which I studied on a regular basis, memorizing the capitals, states and territories as if I would be quizzed.
Somehow, I’ve made it to every other inhabited continent on the planet but not Australia. This is a situation that needs to be rectified ASAP — and this gig would be the perfect way to do it. Who else is better qualified to test dive gear, monitor aquatic life, blog about the reef’s goings-on, and answer questions to incoming tourists?
I’m sending in my application this month. If anyone knows someone on the selection committee that I can bribe, please let me know.