Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Change of Direction

I can't quite explain how I got to this point in my life, but ladies and gentlemen... I have officially become a pencil-pusher. :( For those of you who may not know what this "pencil-pusher" reference is, basically, I sit at a desk for about 8 hours a day, staring a computer and filling out paperwork.. which will then be uploaded onto a computer.

My whole life I have bounced between so many different career options. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a dancer. Then when I was 8 years old and found out I have Hashimotos Hypothyroidism, then I wanted to become an Endocrinologist. Then in high school, I decided I wanted to be a Spanish teacher because I was able to pick up the language to quickly. My freshman year of high school I went on a field hockey tour through Europe, and all of a sudden I wanted to work for the Travel Channel and travel around the world and uncover the world's hidden gems.
I can tell you all right now that I have changed my mind about 100 times about what I want to do for a career. I was watching Oprah one day back in high school where a guest speaker said, "Figure out what you love to do, then find a way to get paid for it." Hmmm, sounds simple enough... oh wait, I change my mind about what I love about every 60 seconds. Honestly, it's not that I stop liking what I am doing, or become bored of it, but when I start to think about it more as a career, it either won't pay me enough to even have a halfway decent standard of living, or the reality of making it a career takes the whole fun out of it.

In conclusion, I am going to be a junior Business major at UMass Amherst this fall and I am more confused now than I was when I was 6 years old. Go figure. If there is one thing I do know though, after this internship is over, I am not going to be applying for any more office jobs. I need something that is a taddddd more exciting.

So, if you have any ideas of how I can make a change of direction as far as my career goes, please contact me! Not that I am sounding desperate now or anything... ;)


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