Thursday Thoughts: Career

happy thursday!! currently writing this blog post in fleece sweats (even though its 80 degrees outside) and listening to pre 1989 Taylor Swift with some background noise of cartoons. life is good, a little sluggish, but good.

today i wanted to talk about the word that every 20-something, pressured high schooler, and honestly anyone stuck in a low point HATES. this word? CAREER: its basically what you’re going to do with the rest of your life, so in today’s post i wanted to share with you some tips about deciding on a career

In order to decide what you want to do with the rest of your life, I think its important to list out your priorities and passions  and choose a job based on BOTH lists not just one. This is important because if I based my future career off of pure passion then i would be homeless and if i based it off of my priorities i would be extremely unhappy so make sure that you know what you want but also how to achieve your desire realistically.  In terms of priorities its pretty easy to figure out what you want (job security, high salary, good benefits, flexible schedule) but passion is a little harder especially for people who have no clue about what they’re good at and how they can succeed in the real world so my advice for anyone who doesn’t have a clue about what they’re passionate about is to just start by figuring out what makes you happy. For most people, their passion is helping people and that fits most jobs because almost every job is about serving the community and helping others but you can be passionate about pretty much anything and it can translate to a real life job. For example, if your passion is watching tv maybe you could consider being a screenplay writer, director, or actress. but lets say your priorities are a high salary and job security and usually jobs in entertainment are very unpredictable so maybe you could instead earn an MBA and one day become a business analyst for a major television network. Also remember that your passion can also turn into a hobby if you cant find a job that meets all your expectations. This blog, for example, probably can’t become a career but I’m passionate about it.

deciding on a career can be A LOT of work because its not just about your passion its also about practicality (read: how much $$$) but at the end of the day life is short and you have to do what makes you happy. If you really truly love watching tv and want to become an actress then I say go for it. Its not going to be easy but I’m the kind of hopeless romantic who would rather be poor and doing what I love than rich and stuck in a cubicle so at the end of the day follow your heart and I hope this post cleared some things up for you.

XOXO, S

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