Have you achieved your dream career? Or are you working just to make ends meet?
Many people graduate from high school with a career in mind that they want to achieve. Unfortunately, not everyone achieves it. They encounter obstacles that prevent them from achieving their dream career. For some, they are working a mediocre job just to make ends meet. As for me, I wanted to be a teacher, but I also wanted to be a mother. I wasn't able to get my teaching degree cause I couldn't afford college, so instead I achieved the other goal of becoming a mother. I am now a mother of 3 beautiful girls and I love it! I also get my fill of the teaching side by volunteering in their school
Since I graduated high school only about 5 years ago, the answer is definitely no. But at the same time in high school it's so rare to know what your dream career is. I believe I wanted to be a Pilot. Well that hasn't worked to say the least, although I still dream that one day if I win the lottery I'll take lessons and have my own plane. But as college came about I wanted to be in sales, and I wanted to sell products in which I enjoyed myself, or the products helped other people.
At the moment I am not doing that, but hopefully within the next few months I will be doing that, I have a few opportunities that would allow me to. But I guess what I am getting at is that everyone comes up with dream jobs and dream careers, but I believe along that path towards that dream you make new dreams and you make new goals for yourself which are more attainable and help you get towards that final dream or goal. Such as I think by the time I am around 50 I'll have money saved up so I can become a pilot, etc.
My desired career was set from the time I was a freshman in high school. As my junior and senior years rolled around, I still firmly believed that I could be a writer. My second year of college tested my dreams and I almost studied to become a teacher because of pressure on finding a well-paying job immediately out of college. I began asking "what if?" during my semester as an Education major, however, and realized that if I did not return to English, I would regret it for the rest of my life.
While it is nearly impossible to make a living as a writer unless you already have money and a great talent for not only writing, but finding publishers/agents, I am starting to accomplish my dream. It will continue to take a lot of work and perseverance, but with the right people providing support and a positive mind, I know I can achieve this career. In addition, English wasn't the only field I longed to study and I have the opportunity to achieve my second goal now.
I do have a job that I need solely for financial purposes, but without it, I wouldn't have the means to look into accomplishing my goals and ending up with my dream career. Therefore, sometimes mediocre jobs are more valuable than we initially realize.
by BethanRose 10 years ago
What steps would you take to pursue your dream career successfully?I'm still working on mine.. in many ways. But I need to hit it up a notch.
by Anjili 9 years ago
What would you consider to be your dream career? In which occupation are you currently employed?
by Zaiden Jace 8 years ago
What would be dream career?
by Rebecca Graf 12 years ago
If you could choose your dream career what would it be? It doesn't have to be anything that you have to commit everything to. Just what would you do if money, time, or anything else was not an issue. Something that fulfills you.I would teach adults. I love to teach, but I don't...
by HeatherH104 8 years ago
When do you give up on a dream?How to you keep a "yet to be achieved" dream alive, even if the odds of the dream being attainable low? Should you ever resign to give up?
by Chris 10 years ago
Let me know if your current job is where you want to be or just ended up for now.
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