- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
When I was a kid this was the easiest and most fun question to answer.
I wanted to be a teacher, a veterinarian, an actor, an astronaut, join the Peace Corps, etc.
I still want to do all of these things and more but real life sets in and priorities must be made.
I opted to go to school for Veterinary Technology and for a brief period of time I worked in this field. But I got burned out on all of the bad and struggling leaving my work at work.
So I walk away. It was the scariest decision I’ve ever made. I transitioned into a human hospital and now I monitor and interpret the heart rhythms of 100+ critically ill children.
It’a not a dream job by any means. I spend most of my days utterly bored and devoid of any real satisfaction . But I enjoy my coworkers and it was a much needed change.
When I made this change l also applied to go back to school and got accepted. But now the mind numbing panic has set in. I am nearly 26 years old and I have no idea what the heck to do with my life!!!
If I’m being honest a job isn’t the end all be all for me. I don’t derive complete and utter fulfillment from a career(or haven’t this far) and basically it’s a means to an end for me. It allows me to make money so the financial burden isn’t entirely on my husband and so we can do all the cool things we’d rather do.
With all that being said I don’t want any old job either. I would like an exciting, fast paced environment. I want a challenge. Not high levels of stress but something that makes me usw my brain.
All I know is the medical field though and for awhile I thought I’d just get a position there but it seems like that field(outside of nursing) is just saturated in my area. Rad tech, sonographers, physical therapists and assistants, dental hygienists, etc
of all the hospitals and medical offices I’ve looked out the jobs positions they need to fill the most are secretarial and lower paying patisn’t care assistants.
i’m just so overwhelmed by this all. I’m literally frozen because I’m afraid of picking a useless major and being stuck with another degree I won’t use.