Dream it, believe it, go for it
How does anyone ever know exactly what they want to do in life? Choosing a career in one of the most complicated and stressful things. Maybe that isn’t how it feels whenever you actually know what you want to do though, but having to choose a career because you feel pressured and just need to earn a living seems almost impossible.
I enjoy doing many things, none of which will ever be a high earning career though. I love to write and maybe eventually I will be able to make $50 here or $100 there, but the chance it will become reliable income is slim. I also love creating and designing new things to sell in my Etsy shop, but that will likely never be sufficient enough to suffice as an income.
I cannot imagine waking up in the morning, putting on a pair of dress pants and blouse, and going into an office for 8 hours. I however know people who love their jobs working in an office. They feel empowered and important whenever they put on their finest suit and are able to perform a big presentation in front of the senior executives at the company they work for.
There were times when I too dreamed of working at a big company, where I would wear nice clothes and feel important. There were times where I wanted to make tons and tons of money and I was basing a career solely off of salary. I disregarded all prior advice from people who had way more experience than I did and decided I did not need to love the career I was going into as long as it paid well.
Unfortunately, the closer and closer graduation became (Currently 25ish hours away still, with no plans to return) the more and more I wanted to run. I kick myself for spending 4 years at university, instead of spending those 4 years figuring out what I really wanted to do. I am however happy that I had a college experience and I did learn some valuable things about the business world.
I know people (I’m actually engaged to one) who started at the lowest spot available within a company and now they have a career they somewhat enjoy. They have a career that they care about because they are somewhat attached to the company they work for. If I started at a company with the intention of growing within the company at the age of 18, I may have gotten somewhere by now.
Here I am though… I am 23 and don’t have a damn clue where I am going or what comes next. I am living day by day and just seeing what is out there. I have big dreams and no clue how I will attain them, but I am going to keep pushing and keep trying.
What I am really trying to get across is that everyone figures out what they want at a different point. Some people know what they will be doing for the rest of their lives whenever they are in elementary school, others are just finishing college or beginning a brand new career at 50. It is never too late to chase your dream or make a change though. We all deserve to be happy or at least the opportunity to try to find happiness.
2/22/2023 07:52:53 pm
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