Friday, September 7, 2012

Finding My Dream Career Is My New Project

After "liberating" myself from my my former place of short-lived employment, I've been pondering on what my destined career path is. I believe we all have something that we are meant to do. It could be engineering, modeling, accounting or acting. I'm determined to figure this out.

Source: via Deia on Pinterest

So to figure out what my new [career] path, I've narrowed down a few of my interests. There's no point in really saying what those are yet because like in this post, I don't need to change my mind in print again, haha. Lesson learned.
Hey, everything is a learning experience right?

Anyway, with the few interests that I have, I need to figure out a way to get my foot in the door. I will probably start out with asking questions to people I personally know in related fields but I know that may not yield the amount of information I want.
{insert toddler whine} <----too bad that doesn't work for me like it works for toddlers
Another idea I had is to do some volunteer work (at a non-profit). As much as I like getting paid, I'm realizing to follow (or at least figure out) my dream career, I may have to start off not making much when I don't have a degree in that field.
I'm still not sure about the forecasting of that plan either! Its very frustrating to not be able to see how your plan is well actually a PLAN. With PLANS, you actually have some kind of foresight.
Do you have any suggestions???

We all have a hobby or two that we love and could do full-time if we got paid for it, right? So I say we all can spend more time, volunteer time, to those hobbies and after a few years, who knows what those things can turn into one day. (This is encouragement to you and myself.)


  1. I think you are spot on with the idea of volunteering. It makes sense because ideally we'd all love to be able to make money at the things that we already love enough to do for free. You never know what kinds of opportunities could come from volunteering. This year, I started making money from writing (yay!) but I started writing (blogging and guest posting) about three years before I made a cent from it. And it's certainly not enough yet to quit my day job. But the beautiful things is that I love it so much that if I never got paid another cent, I would continue to do it. So, I'm right here with you on the journey to creating a unique lifestyle and a unique livelihood that really brings my gifts out of me in the best way.

  2. Stopping by from Blog Hop til you drop. Love for you to stop by to Naptime Review and return the follow when you can. Have a great weekend!

  3. @GG - Thanks GG! I read almost all of your writing on curlynikki and your blog. I don't comment because most of the time (like yesterday) I would just say, "Amen!" Lol....I figure that's not a proper conversational comment. Congrats for getting paid for your writing! Its inspirational and relatable. If I would've known that it could take a couple years, I would've started volunteering my time (Susan G Komen) a long time ago. I just never even considered it. Blogging has helped me uncover different ideas of my life in so many aspects. Thanks for your encouraging support!

    @Naptime Review - Thanks so much for stopping by. I love your blog and can't wait to interact more!

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  5. agreed, volunteering is an awesome way to develop skills and network! Plus there are soo many opportunities out there who knows you might develop a NEW career path! I am in a similar situation except I know where I want to go, I just need to take the time and plot how I am going to get there! Keep you eyes peeled for opportunities and sometimes just meditate to make sure your next move is your best move!

  6. What would you do if you never got paid? I'd say that's your passion and look for a position in that field.


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