Monday, 31 July 2017

Choosing A Career When There's So Many You Want To Do

I’m a firm believer in doing something you love. I’m terrified of the idea of waking up to a job that I hate every day and whilst I’m young, with no responsibilities, I plan on doing as much as I can to make sure that doesn’t happen. But at the same time, I also have so many different dreams and aspirations that I’d like to do at some point in my life that sometimes I’m not quite sure where to begin. Whenever I feel like I’ve made a decision and start to focus on one particular goal/career, all of a sudden a new interest will pop into my head and I’ll be consumed by that for a while, until the next one comes along and so on and so forth. Even though I know a person can have many different careers throughout their life and do a number of different jobs at once, I find it quite difficult to distribute my attention and time across lots of things and it frustrates me when I can’t seem to choose one to focus on. I’ve been feeling like this a lot recently and it can become incredibly overwhelming, so I thought I would share some of things that I try and remind myself of when I’m feeling this way, and if any of you relate to these feelings hopefully this might help you in some way!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST… There’s lots of different jobs that I like the sound of, but I sometimes have to take a minute and think about whether I would actually enjoy it. Whether it would excite me to wake up in the mornings. If it doesn’t then I either take it off my list all together or, depending on what it is, put it aside as a possibility for the future. Even though there’s lots of different things I’m interested in, I want to do something that I’m passionate about so it makes sense to focus on the things that I love the most.

TAKE RISKS WHILST YOU’RE YOUNG... For me personally, I know that I’ve got a lot less responsibilities now than I’m going to have in the future, so if what I love the most is a risk and might not work out, it’s a lot better to try and do it now whilst I’m young than leave it until the future. I think that unless you know exactly what you want to do it's important to experiment in careers and find out what you really love doing, rather than going straight into a steady job and leaving the risk taking to a point in time where you might not be able to do it.

NOTHING IS SET IN STONE… If I decide to focus on one particular career for the next ten years of my life, and then I suddenly decide to change to something completely new, that’s okay! Nothing is set in stone and no one is committed to doing one thing for their entire life, so I need to remind myself that even if I choose one thing now, that doesn’t mean I can’t choose something else further down the line!

ONE CAREER CAN LEAD INTO ANOTHER… One thing that I love about many career choices is that sometimes they can lead themselves into another. A lot of singers might become actors, a book editor may become an author, a screenwriter may become a director. There’s so many opportunities that can arise at any point in any career and it’s important to remember that whilst we may think we’re choosing one specific thing, we could be building the path to many others!

Do you get overwhelmed with the amount of things you want to do?
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  1. It can be so hard to think about what you want to do as your carer. But like you said, nothing is set in stone!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  2. I completely relate! - There's so much cool stuff I want to do and I don't know where to start! Thank you for making this post xx
    https://imyimyimy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Happy you liked it <3 xxx

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  3. i'm almost don with law school and i have no idea what to do after and i think i'll just free my mind and see where it takes me.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. Wow congratulations! That's exactly what I would do <3 xxx

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  4. This was exactly the struggle I had when I was about 18 and deciding what degree I wanted to do at university! I couldn't decide between Photography and Film Studies. I ended up picking Photography in the end, but thankfully the course was very open and often encouraged you to try video as well so really I got the best of both worlds.
    What I'm trying to say is, things often overlap and they'll always be opportunities whatever route you choose :)

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. I completely agree! I didn't have any idea what I wanted to focus on at uni so I chose English and we cover such a broad variety of things! <3 xxx

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