(Closed) So ..it feels like my life is just starting anyone else feel that way??

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
4519 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m there too, just starting grad school in a few weeks and slowly getting my act together. It’s tough. I feel sometimes like Alex is the first thing I did right 

Post # 4
9 posts

@242beauty:  I can definitely relate,I’m 20 and while that’s still young the majority of my friends are preparing to graduate with their bachelors in the next year…So I’ve felt bummed about that a lot because I’ve changed majors a few times,but I think we all get through life on our own terms..so just be patient! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I kind of chose my career path according to my family’s wishes. I have ended up LOVING what I’m studying, but sometimes I feel like I could have spent all these years doing what I love the most (a degree in Creative writing)

Post # 7
1783 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I completely sympathize. I’m 24 and just starting school again as a Freshman when most of my friends have degrees. I don’t usually regret my decision as it helped me figure out what to major in but sometimes I feel behind the curve. Everything happens at it’s own pace so do what’s right for you and just keep swimming.

Post # 8
137 posts
Blushing bee

I can totally relate.  Oh my gosh, I was having a similar conversation with someone in the same boat two days ago at a dinner party!

I’m 26, majored in media studies and French lit in university – so my degree was basically useless, like many liberal arts/general science degrees are.  After that I did a one year postgrad certificate program at a community college for public relations, hoping that would launch my career…but I realized mid-way that it’s not what I want to do because there are very few opportunities (especially in Canada), prospects are not very good, and the pay is terrible, at least for the first several years.

So I entered the work force anyway and my strategy was to get into marketing because the opportunities, prospects, and pay were all a little better, and it’s related enough to PR that I can kind of segue into it.  But my first job at a mom and pop shop was a total mess – it was a very messy company with no benefits, affairs everywhere, and I was learning nothing.  Now I’ve been at a major bank for almost 2 years, and I have “marketing” in my title but I’m basically an admin assistant, and I am capable of much more.  Plus there’s no room to grow here.

Searching is really discouraging because my skills right now are not transferable at all.  I’ll look at the people in my graduating class in high school and they are doing so well – pulling in 60K doing professional jobs (accounting, pharmacy, dentistry, med, law, eng, etc.) – and here I am, making barely enough to get by, having achieved nothing.  If my teachers or an objective 3rd party were to meet all the people in my high school class and pick out a bunch of peopel who’d be successful, I think I’d be in that group.  But now I’m coming to realize that so many people who didn’t work as hard as I did, who had worse grades than I did, they are all doing so much better, and I have to start all over again.

But I’m trying not to wallow in that fact because the most important thing right now is to propel myself forward to get out of this slump!  As long as I can get my foot in the door of a good company/job, I’ll be able to prove myself and climb the ladder quickly.

Just remember – it’s never too late to turn things around!  We can do this!!!

Post # 10
337 posts
Helper bee

@242beauty:  I can relate so much to you! I still live at home and my mom thinks I’m still 12 when in reality I’m 25…even though I am paying for my school, bills, expenses, etc.

Like you, I switched majors, I was able to get 2 small degrees in a field I later found out that you need to start as internship/not-paid work to begin with.  Coming from a single-parent household I could not afford the luxury to pay for school and be jobless, so about 3/4 in, I switched.  It was a really HARD decision, no lie.  All of this happened in 2010 and I am now 2 semesters away from finishing my new career.  I love it πŸ™‚ I’m 25 and I’ll be 26 by the time I graduate so it did push me back a lot but I can honestly say that I grew and learned a lot through all of my college experience, even if it has been in 2 completely different fields. 

I loved doing what I had chosen first but now I would not want to go back to it.  I am excited and so ready to graduate to start my new career!

I’m sure law school taught you a lot of things that are worth knowing/having even if you don’t follow that path; the important stuff is doing what you love doing, regardless of how long it takes you to get there, you can be sure you’ll be happy working toward it and over-the-moon when you achieve it πŸ™‚

best of luck to you! πŸ™‚


Post # 12
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@242beauty:  I’m super happy that you finally found your path. I love fashion, but mine is more a hobbie, but I think a career in fashion has to be such a rewarding and great profession!

I wish you the best in this new adventure, and maybe one day we will see your work on the catwalk! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@242beauty:  Totally. My first marriage was a joke, it was short lived but I hadn’t used my education. It was harder to go to auditions(acting) in midst of a divorced when I had to find a steady job among other things.

Now I am going back to school for hair styling, something I want. I am very creative I use to act, I write in my spare time, use to model and I change my hair so often this is just economical, lol. But at the same time I feel like life is frozen, I have a year of school, Fiance just finished so he has to find a job. So many things need to be in place to set the date.

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