I was talking to my dad about my blog yesterday and he mentioned that he has been somewhat surprised that I don’t talk more about some of the questions I’m dealing with (re: growing up and figuring out my purpose as a working adult.) I know I’ve been bad about blogging directly about the act of ‘taking back my twenties’, but to be honest with you, it’s because I don’t feel like I’ve made a whole lot of progress (at least in the finding my niche side of things). I’ve been going through the motions of being a working adult, but I still have a bazillion career interests.
One of the reasons I went straight to graduate school is so I could prolong the exploratory period and not face the reality of choosing a job. Looking back, it might have been a good idea to take year off from school and use that time to explore, but its a little too late now:) As graduation approaches, I find myself asking the exact same questions I asked a few months before college graduation: What can I see myself doing for the rest of my life? What job would make me happy on a daily basis? What skills do I have that I really like using? And now, the new question: Shouldn’t I know what I want to do now that I have an advanced degree? Maybe I’m just stalling, but I almost feel like I’m back to square one with the career exploration process. School Psychology? It’s an amazing and rewarding career that I really like. Not to mention, it has great hours and solid pay. I’ve received an incredible education and training, and the good news is that there are a million ways I can use my skills. The bad news is that there are so many options for ways to utilize my degree that I still don’t know exactly what I want to be doing in the next couple of years. I guess that’s probably normal, but I can’t help but wonder when I might have these questions answered. Thoughts?
What I DO know:
1. I love Indian food…especially naan stuffed with deliciousness.
2. And, I’d like this to be in my [long-term] future: