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The Evolving of a Career

Updated on April 11, 2011

There are many in the world who know what they want to be when they grow up and they head right into that and stay there, satisfied, until they retire.  But there are others who do not know what they want to do and they just muddle their way through life.  And yet, there is a third group, those who think they know what they want to do, but at some point in their career, they decide that is not the right thing for them.  It could be that their life has changed and this no longer fits, or that they determine that this truly is not what they want to do.

Of course, a lot of us would like to win the lottery so that we would not have to work and we could do other things that interest us, such as volunteering.  But for most people, this is just a pipedream and not something we are likely to have happen, so we must be practical.

I am finding myself in the position of not knowing what to do with my life.  I always thought I knew and I headed in that direction, but after many years of working and some changes in my job that I do not like, I wonder if this is my true direction.  I think I do want to stay in the same general field but not in the capacity that I am currently in.  I am currently looking into what types of options I have and unfortunately, many of them require me to go back to school.  I likely have the option of doing correspondence or in person classes. 

While some days I do not feel so lucky, I am lucky that I work in a large corporation that has many different opportunities available within in.  As a result, I have made an appointment to talk to my human resources department to see if there may be a job for me in the direction I want to go in either in the next few months or in the next few years, due to the education requirement.   They have been creating quite a few jobs in the last year or two, so I expect that this may be a possibility.  I am hoping they can tell me which classes would be the most beneficial if such a job is going to exist so that I can start there in my educational pursuits.

This is really just a rambling, but I am committed to one hub a day, so I thought I would ramble on this as it is weighing on my mind these days.

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      UrsulaRose 6 years ago

      It is ramblings such as the Hub Article that you have written above that help Procrastinators make decisions. It really is a journey (and not always an easy one) to find our Life's Purpose. I wish you well. :-)

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      SKCandles 7 years ago from Canada

      I got into accounting in high school as well, but didn't get a degree in it, but a one year diploma and other miscellanous classes. I have always said I don't want to do books though, but that is where my training is. I think I want to stay in the same general field, but not doing bookwork.

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      Chrystal Mahan 7 years ago from Michigan

      I went through this, sort of. I have always loved writing, and knew it was something I wanted to do. But, while in High School I was told there was not much money in the writing world and unless I could publish a book, it would be a waste of time. So, I went with what I was good at, Accounting. I started studying that when I was about 14 or 15, all the way through college, and then it became my career. If not for the terrible job market, I may still have that career. For now, I am happy and content to be writing, and getting paid!

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