When I grow up I want to be a……………………………
Well honestly, I have no idea. I am almost twenty one, about to graduate college, and have no idea what I want to do. I take college classes but my major changes all of the time. My first major was film, then it was communication sciences and disorders, then it was nursing, then it was business, a few others and as of 1/1/18 it is Communications (but I graduate this year so no more changing it!)
I am all over the place aren’t I?
It is hard to pick a career for the rest of your life. I have one goal amidst my chaotic educational life: I want a career that gives me the opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I do not have one passion, I have SEVERAL passions. My friends know what they want to be: nurses, engineers, teachers/educators, missionaries, doctors, therapists, and so on.
See, God has not quite revealed to me what I am supposed to be yet, all I know is I am meant to help others. I always thought about teaching (especially English), because I can work with the Peace Corps, I can work with mission groups, I can work in countries that need good people to come and help. English seems so perfect to teach, but so does math. Then I look at Psychology and realize how effective a good therapist can be. I mean there are SO MANY OPTIONS!
Most of the time I think, “One day I will know what I am supposed to do.” Other times I want to know now and right now (impatient right?). I keep thinking I will magically wake up one day and just know! A girl can dream right?
My point is, just because you have graduated high school does not mean that you will immediately know what you want to do. It may take you a little longer to graduate college, if you are going to college, but do not rush into a major for the wrong reasons. Just keep trying out various courses, see what you like and do not like. For example, I HATED nursing. That is definitely NOT my path. But it was something I was interested in at one point and I gave it a chance.
Trust me y’all, I know it is frustrating trying to figure out what to do at such a young age, but take the time to find something you love to do and for some of us that takes some time. But I will get there eventually and if you are struggling with this then just know that you will get there at some point too.
Until next time,