We are so fortunate to live in a modern day world where we can enjoy a multitude of different careers. We have the freedom to create our own career, even one that does not exist at this very moment. I find myself wondering what exactly it is a person does, quite regularly. There are so many options in this world most of us do not know anything about.
I have had many different answers to the question over the years. My earliest memory of this answer was to be a veterinarian. To this day I still love animals and could live on a farm in a heartbeat. Snow White is still one of my favourite Disney Princesses, just because of her power to lure forest animals to her just by the sound of her beautiful voice. Before you ask, yes, I have tried to lure animals with my singing. Let’s just say Simon Cowell would run away before the animals could get a chance.
Other than that I remember wanting to be a doctor, fashion designer, air-hostess, chemist and mechatronic engineer, just to name a few. The one that takes the cake was- drum roll, please- gynaecologist. Yes, my 11 year old self declared in front of my entire class that I want to be in fact a gynaecologist. My teacher, bless his soul, needed to explain to all my classmates exactly what it is. Somehow I had a fascination with birth at a very young age.
When the time came where I actually needed to start thinking about my future, I could not give a solid answer. I knew there were things I really did not want to do- gynaecology being one of them. I felt overwhelmed by all the possible different options and afraid to settle on one thing.
I took a gap year with the hope of figuring it out. I did courses and I worked a wide variety of different jobs. Today I am an Image Consultant and Professional Hair and Makeup Artist, yet I am aspiring to be more and to do more.
From all my experience working odd jobs and having had 8 different careers in 3 years, I can say without a doubt that I am most definitely going to have a lot of other careers as well and I have come to realise that it is okay.
My goal is not to know what my end point is anymore. My goal is not to plan my life out to a tee anymore. My goal is to be happy. I will and forever more choose happiness. Happiness in all aspects of my life.
When a grow up I want to be...happy.
What do you want to be?
I am challenging you to think about where you are in this moment in time in your life. Are you where you wanted to be? Are you at least on the path of getting where you want to be. Are you happy? Are you doing what sets your soul on fire? If the answer is no to any of these questions change one thing. Even if it is small. Start somewhere. You are the captain of your own soul. Only you can steer your boat in the direction you want it to. Look out for the lighthouses to steer you away from danger. Celebrate the calm waters. Be in the moment. Listen to the rough seas- they teach you a lot. Make sure your journey ends at the harbour where you wanted to be.