When I was a kid, we didn't have "Career Day" - those school days when adults (typically, parents) come into the classroom to discuss their career choices and talk with the students about their career aspirations. Because, we all know what we want to be when we're 8. Being that I never experienced a "Career Day," I can't say too much about it, except that even though kids typically have no clue what their parents do for a living, with such an educational day, at least they might get an glimpse of what options are out there. Maybe.
I don't recall receiving too much career guidance in high school or college either. Maybe I wasn't driven enough to seek the answers, but I think it was that I didn't even know what questions to ask. Even when selecting a college major, as a young adult, I had no idea what was out there or what I could even do with my degree once I graduated. I envy those who ever had such clarity in their life's direction. I graduated with honors in my major and have done well enough in my career since then.
Now, as an adult, I find myself wondering yet again, "What do I want to be when I grow up?"
I know what I've done, kinda know what I could do with my experiences going forth, but there is a nagging feeling that there is still more out there, more that I can do with my time here on Earth. And in typical Chrissy fashion, I find myself too scared to take the leap into the void to seek what that could be. After all, I'm not getting any younger, and there is more at stake now than when I first left college.
Someone I know recently made the decision to explore that void, and I am in awe of her. She did the brave thing and is seeking to fulfill her dreams. She has talent like no one I've known, and whatever she does, I am confident she will do amazing things. She listened to that voice within her, growing louder over time, pushing her in the direction she was meant to travel. I'm straining to listen to mine...or at least accept what it is saying.
So, because I'm struggling with this, I would really like your feedback:
Have you followed your career dream? If so, are you happy that you did? If not, why not?