Second, third, fourth choice
As a kid I knew exactly what I wanted to be…a bicycling fireman. That should tell you a little bit about my personality. But as I became older and a young adult with so many talents with leadership being the one recognized and encouraged. My artistic side was acknowledged but not quite encouraged as a possible career option. So I decided to take on business as my college and career course. Which was not a bad idea. The mistake I made was burying my creative side to prosper on the economic/finance side. I end up missing out on opportunities that would foster my talents.
I am not saying I am terrible at my job now or I am not creative anymore. But I would be in a different place if I didn’t follow a safe career path. I always wanted to live by the mentality “I do what I wanna.” As a positive, well-spirited person who feels like what I do will have some kind of butterfly effect to the community, it works out. The older I get the stronger that statement takes over my life. Some days I would love to wake up and start a whole new career, but we have bills. 🙂 So everyday, I decided recently, that I will only do things that add value to mine and the people around me lives. I am pretty sure I will fail at a couple of ventures I have in mind. However, since I have made that pledge to myself I have been one happy woman. So as I go through this reinvention of self, plan Q may be the route I end up on for my final career choice. But one thing I do know is I will no longer feel stuck or uninspired.