It is amazing how quickly things can change when you just stop stressing out about it.
Yes, I am back and this time less depressing! Ha. Anyway, I have been working my ass off to figure out where I want to be and what I want to do with my life. Yes, I know that this is the questions of the ages and it is easy to write it off as something that no one will figure out for themselves.
Let's face it, we live in a world that revolves around disappointment. Here is an example: You go to college in hopes of finally studying something that you are truly interested. You get good grades and graduate on time with a degree in a subject you really love. After months of not finding a job because it turns out everything in your field is not hiring, you settle for an office job doing something completely opposite of what you enjoy.
For me, I went to college for English Literature and now I work with all numbers. It is stressful. I can't say I love my job but I can say I love my company. That in itself is what makes the difference. You could be doing a job that you love but if you hate the company, it could make you hate the job. Loving the company you work for means you get the chance to develop yourself and figure out what you truly want to do- all while working in an environment that doesn't make you want to shoot yourself.
Sure, I hate numbers. I vowed at a young age that I would never work in a cube or work with numbers and now I am doing both. But hey, that is the world we live in today. You no longer get a choice in what you do but you do have a choice in who you do it for.
You may be thinking, but hey, how am I supposed to get a job that I want in my field if I am gaining experience in a field completely opposite. Well, this is what I have found: Most jobs nowadays will provide reimbursement for tuition and they sometimes double that money if you are going for a degree. You can improve in yourself in areas that could help you land a job in the correct field, all on that other company's dime!
Don't get me wrong, I know most companies can be shitty and that you may have to do a job you hate at a company you hate. But try and make the best out of it because there may be opportunities for you to develop and move positions if you look at what your company has to offer.
Put your heart into what you love and you will find a way to get yourself there. Just don't stick your nose up at opportunities that come your way just because you don't like them. Everyone needs to start somewhere.