Last week’s assignment for Creative Development was to write 500 words on the “hopes, aspirations, and goals for your career.”
This would be an easy task provided I actually knew what they were.
Hopes? I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow because I have a mountain of laundry to hang outside.
Aspirations? I aspire to make it through the next week on a minimal grocery budget.
Goals? My goal is to go through life with my sanity intact.
But seriously, (or perhaps I was being serious?) I’ve never really sat down and thought about it. I mean really thought about it. In the context of, “what do I want to be when I grow up?” Because 28 is hardly grown up. Trust me.
What I really want out of a career is
lots of money fulfillment. I want to do something that I enjoy. Something that I am good at. Something flexible. Something fun. And of course it goes without saying that the pay should be better than decent. But. I just don’t know what that is. Yet.
I set out to do this MA as a way to discover myself. Nevermind that I have been discovering myself since my first day of university 11 years ago! Who starts out studying Pre-Med and then switches to Creative Writing? It seems I have been indecisive since day 1, no?
Well what is it that I’m good at? Let’s make a list. Lists are fun.
- Writing stuff, all kinds of stuff
- Planning parties
- Editing other people’s writing
- Crafty things
- Procrastinating (honestly, that pic at the top sums up my life)
Anyone know of a career that combines some or all of the above? Drop me a line if you do.
life assignment depends on it…