Today I still don’t know what I want to be. I think I’m a bit flighty; blame it on ADD, blame it on my constant need for variety.
I can feel very strongly about something in one moment and in the next, its a whisper in the wind.
Just last month, I just knew I was going to get my degree in Psychology, go to graduate school, and go on into a career helping young girls. After taking Spanish for a week, I decided to change my major back to Criminal Justice.
All because I’m tired . I work a full time job. I don’t feel like I have enough brain power to devote to learning a second language right now. Also, I can’t see myself going to graduate school immediately, I’m having a hard enough time trying to stay motivated and knock out this first degree.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have the dream and I know it’s in me, but I have to find another way of doing it.
Anyway, back to the point of the post: Dreams and aspirations change so much over the course of your life. As a young girl, I was always a supernerd; I had dreams of becoming a scientist. Next, I wanted to be an English teacher. This came about after discovering my knack for writing. In high school, I took up Business because it seemed like the stable thing to do. In my first year in college, I was a Assets Protection major at Eastern Kentucky University. Since then, I’ve went back and forth between Criminal Justice and Psychology.
At this point in life, I can honestly say I don’t know what I want to do. On the other hand, I have a long list, mostly comprised of my past experiences, of things I know I DON’T want to do for the rest of my life. Whenever someone asks me what I want to do in life or where I can see myself in five years, I have to admit, it stumps me. There’s sort of a full mental block there. ALL I WANT IS TO GRADUATE!
What about you guys, do you know where you want to be in five years? How much have your career plans changed in your lifetime?
What do you want to be when you grow up?