I am indecisive about a lot of things, what to eat for breakfast, what to eat for lunch, what to eat for dinner; you get the idea. But when the big decision time came where I had to pick a career it didn’t take me long to land on Journalism.
Writing being one thing that comes easy to me, and not having the attention span for long ass novel-writing Journalism was the career that jumped out at me.
For a lot of people though, this is not the case. From the little decisions, such as what to wear in the morning, to the life changing ones that leave you feeling queasy some people just hate making a choice. I think I can leave the day-to-day decision to you though and focus on that huge question of what to do with your life.
What are you doing? That is the question many face from those annoying family members who look down at anything less than a uni degree. But being told for half your life that the HSC is the be all and end all, many find themselves not having thought this far into the future. Then when chucked into the wide-world that awaits you after that prison called high school they often feel lost at where to go from here.
You may have no idea whatsoever and decide to take a gap-year to figure it out, and then waste that gap-year travelling or partying and still have no idea. You may have found the course you love and don’t know where to go from there or, like me, you have found what career you want just don’t know the exact role you want to play in it.
Whatever the case there a few ways in which to figure out what life you wish to lead. Often the easiest thing to do is take notice of what you enjoy, think about whether you could get paid for doing it and most importantly could handle doing this full time? Doing your research can also help, start with what you like, or are interested in and research jobs around that area.
Most importantly don’t forget, in the world we live in new jobs are created each day! So don’t stress, pick a course you like and go from there.
Published on Degree! / 19 September, 2011