(Original post by snowman77)
as in what career i want.
i'm a uni student on a break from uni, going back to complete my degree this september. i go to a good uni which is easily in the top 10 and probably in the top 5. i do a good course (a Bsc edit: this is not to say i dont think highly of BAs). at school i got A*s for my GCSEs and i did four A Levels in which i got three A grades and one B grade which included maths and science subjects.
this means very little when i have never known what career i want. when i was very young (10 years old and younger), i remember thinking about becoming a sports player. not in football but more in something like cricket, tennis or snooker. i was very shy (and stubborn too) when i was young and i hated being around other people. i would cry and moan loads at the parents for making me go to tennis so much that they wanted me to quit if they could see it was causing me so much distress. so i never stuck with any sport when i was young. i prefered being on my own at home playing computer games.
i used to be into planes and aircraft when i was young too but that was a shortlived phase.
i was always into wildlife/nature/geography when i was young, up until the age of about 16. i read nature books, science books, books on plants and animals, books on countries and continents. i didnt take geography beyond year 9 at school (i hated the way it was taught and didnt like any of the teachers). i didnt take biology beyond GCSE because it was very much focused on the human body and i hated the blood and gore associated with that (i could never become a doctor).
i have no idea anymore. i dont have any real interests anymore. i have considered in my head many options for careers.
eg. business: i am not driven and determined enough for this
banking, accountancy, consultancy and any other finance job: i cant imagine working in a boring stressful job like this with long hours and trying to blag my way to getting a job. i have no interest in this.
chef: when i was younger i was interested in food. but now i see preparing and eating food as a chore.
bodybuilding/fitness model: i have been lifting weights in the gym for about 18 months. i have considered this. bodybuilding you have to take so many drugs (risk your later life) to make any progress. fitness model- i dont really want to look like any of the models in the magazines or advertisements. i prefer a bulkier look.
airline pilot: i have strongly considered this but apparently the costs are huge. i have heard it costs about 100k for all the training and you dont get sponsors or the companies paying for this.
psychologist/psychiatrist/working with mental health: i have considered this before. i have a small history of mental illness and it runs in my family too. but i dont think i have the patience to work with mentally ill people.
i may have considered other careers too. i cant quite remember. sorry for the long post. i am grateful for any advice i receive.