Probably my favorite show on TV is Top Chef, and I have to say, in another life, I totally wish I were a chef.
I know it's kind of a shitty job. One thing I learned from Top Chef is that chefs don't get paid that much. (I figured it out when a chef won like $30K and was like, "OMG, that's more than I earn in a year!") And the hours have got to be rough, because they have to work at restaurants during dinnertime, when other people are, like, eating dinner.
But I really, genuinely love to cook. And I'm not great at it, but I get so much enjoyment out of it, as well as watching people (usually family) enjoy my food.
So I fantasize a lot about the future. When my kids are older, I'll take a good cooking class. When my kids are older, I'll start experimenting more with recipes online. I'll throw dinner parties. I'll start a little catering business on the side. I'll try out for Masterchef and win an apron.
I know this is all just fantasy though, for now. These days, I'm really proud of myself if I manage to cook anything, even if it originated in a box.