Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dream Job

The other day I was taking one of those fun little "get to know yourself better" quizes, and one of questions was...What would be your dream job? And just like that it hit me...

I have my dream job!

I feel so blessed to be doing what I love for a living, and there's not a job out there that I'd rather have. :)  

Yesterday was a fun day at the office, so to speak. You've heard me talk about Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, here and here. Well, I hadn't seen them in a while as they've been in the recording studio, so it was fun to spend the day, getting them ready for their Ellen Show appearance. We started at noon, with a scheduled taping at 5:30! Yes, you too can look as glamorous as the stars if you spend at least 3+ hours in hair and makeup. lol! It's funny how there's so much time spent getting ready, and then it's over in less than 4 minutes! In case you don't watch the show, here's the video of my handiwork, which is nothing compared to their awesome performance of "Tiny Light!" (warning: they really rock out at the end, so if you're viewing at work, you might want to turn the volume down)

And yes, they're really that good live! I was standing in the studio during sound check, as well as the performance and each take was incredible! I can't wait until they're back in LA to see a their whole show! 

Oh, I forgot to mention a little "fun fact" about this performance. Do you remember the cute little girl in the movie "Love Actually," with the really big voice?

Olivia Olson as "Joanna" in Love Actually

Well she's all grown up, and singing background vocals for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals! Now you'll have to watch the clip again to look for her!

I love my job! :) 


  1. So lucky to have your dream job :) Ellen is on here right now, I'll flip over so I can see your work! :)

  2. This is such a fab song -- and it's SO exciting that your work is going to be on Ellen! Too cool. I hope that I'm lucky enough to have my dream job some day :)
    xxoo Josie

  3. great even i love your dream job

  4. lovely post nice song

  5. You are sooo blessed to have your dream job. That's great! Great hair and makeup job too! It sounds like you have a fun and exciting life!

  6. You are so so lucky to have your dream job. it sounds amazing. i am very jealous haha.
    Have a great day :) x

  7. First off...dream job for sure! Lucky you! Secondly, omg...that little girl IS all grown up! New to this group and LOVING them, so thanks for that!

  8. Oh my gosh, Bren you work for the Ellen Show?!! I had no idea. That is definitely a dream / super fun job!! How awesome and congrats to you doing what you love! I am still searching for that dream job... not exactly sure what it is.

  9. You're so lucky that you have your dream job, Bren! Your job sounds AMAZING!!! Of course I remember that little girl and her HUGE voice (I love that movie). I can't believe it's the same girl from the band. Great post!


  10. Alicia: I don't work for the Ellen show, although that would be fun! I'm a freelance makeup artist, so when my clients are booked to make appearances on talk shows, etc..I go with them. I'll be making the talk show rounds with this group! :)

    So glad that everyone is like GPN! If they ever come to your town, you MUST see their live show! They always kill it! :)

  11. This is great! So many people can't stand what they do, but spend their whole lives doing it. Hold on to this job! On Monday I started a job that I love too!
    I would LOVE to profile you for my "Women Who Inspire" series. If you are interested, please email me at lemonsandlaundry@gmail.com.


  12. Amazing! I love hearing women say they have their dream job. You are an inspiration! I love my job too! Have a great week ;)xoxo

  13. I just found your blog through Poppies and Sunshine and I have to say what an inspiring post this is.

    I look forward to reading more.

    Rambles with Reese