I did my dream job for 6 years more or less, and loved it. Countryside Ranger - fantastic job. Pity it seems to be about as high on Local Authority priorities list as, well, erm nothing else. I jumped into another conservation related field, but more office based and now I'm not really doing anything related. Do I regret leaving my dream job? Yes, but it was unrealistic to stay given the low pay and insecurity. I'd love to give it another go with one of the National Parks or the National Trust.