I need some advice, good sensible advice.
I have no set plans for my future. I don't really even want set plans. I feel so weird because everything I want to do is different and nothing really matches up into a career, but then I don't even know if I want one career. I'm almost certain that I don't want one job that you can only go so far in, I want to try so many things because life is short and to say 'I was a doctor for 40 years' just doesn't sit well with me. I admire people who want to have one career so much because they seem so stable and happy to commit.
I'm about to finish an extended diploma at college which i've enjoyed and learnt from but definitely lost the spark I had for it, I have a good set of GCSE's and i've applied for business and psychology degree's. Why? Because it's what interests me now, and out of all my interests, a business degree is going to be most useful out of marketing, music and politics. But i'm worried that being so impulsive is going to catch up with me. I have no issues saving money, no issues spending, and if everything did go wrong one day I know I have somewhere I can go back to. I've worked since I was 14 and I know things don't come for free. My morals and common sense is all there. I just can't stop thinking that doing new things as they interest me could go wrong.
So I think what i'm asking is, do I need to stop and choose a career to stick with now? I want to do everything but am I being so unrealistic to think that I can go different places and try different careers/jobs without being broke af and struggling? I don't even know what I think anymore.
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I feel so conflicted. watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-02-2017 15:39
- 05-02-2017 17:29
No you don't have to commit to anything right now. You can do a degree in something and get a job in a completely different area. Tbh look at the recent poll, its not unheard of to change careers, and less unheard of so early on. And even if you did change careers, it's not a mistake. It gives you better ideas about your future and gives you experience. In terms of financial burdens of changing careers, especially after a short time, it wouldn't take you long to catch up and you may even suceed more than your peers as you have those skills that others do not.
And saying 'I was a doctor for 40' isn't really as depressing as it sounds - they could say: 'I worked in A&E for 4 years then I specialised and became an audiologist for 6 years, the I went out to South America to volunteer... and blah blah'
You get what I mean - choosing one career doesn't mean choosing one career.
I hope you decide where you want to go. Remember that if you treat everything as a positive experience and learn from it then you will go far.
- 05-02-2017 17:47
It might be difficult switching careers in the future, especially since many jobs nowadays require experience in that specific field.
There are also a lot of generic jobs though, that will be happy for you to have any experience.
Try to focus on the present now instead of getting yourself wrapped up in the future.