What am I meant to do for a career? What path am I supposed to take? Is it weird that I have no clue?
So many people have these questions! I’m sure at one point in everyone’s life they had to question if they are doing what they were meant to do. In fact I was struggling with this myself for several years SEVERAL. I had so many interests but none of them were “of the norm” or what people thought could give you an income at that time.
In high school it seemed like everyone was applying for colleges and they seemed to have an idea of what they wanted. One thing is for sure, I was not one for following in someone else’s footsteps. To be honest.. I tried and let’s just say me and learning the inside of the human body don’t mix. For years I did random jobs that honestly wasn’t fulfilling this need I have to create things. So how did I get from there to here?
My husband and I were talking one day about how when you’re little you tend to gravitate towards certain things. Sometimes before you can even do anything else. There’s something programmed in us that make us who we are and what we were meant to do.
1. Writing – when I was much younger and I learned how to write, I used to carry around big notebooks and sit and write and write and write until my fingers had blisters on them. I would fill up the pages and buy a new notebook to write in. Unfortunately I don’t have those notebooks anymore.. but I wish I knew what I wrote in them.
2. Art specifically drawing & painting – I remember my sister being super into art too. We used to watch Bob Ross together and paint.
3. Photography- I remember taking photos and editing them to make them look super cool. I wasn’t sure what I liked more taking the photos, being in them, or editing them. Now sometimes I do all three!
4. Fashion Designer – I specially remember sketching clothing ideas and I remember drawing a coat and asking a family member if they would wear this.
So I’m not a Fashion Designer… yet.
All of these things are a part of me and I realized that I’m doing all of them now (#1-3)!
So if you’re feeling stuck.. unsure of what is going to happen next. Maybe all it takes is remembering what your passions are. Do you like helping people? There’s jobs for that! Dancer? Singer? Artist?
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make money from doing these things because that is not true. As long as you are persistent and you have a clear vision of what you want. You can make it happen!