Soul Searching

I have been thinking about my future a lot lately.  I feel like I’m in limbo where my career is concerned.  I had a good grasp on all of my classes in high school, but I never really had that 1 thing that I was great at, or that I always wanted to do.  I could have chosen to do a liberal arts degree in History or English (nothing against people with those degrees, just not for me) but instead I started out in a BComm program, with the thought of majoring in HR or Marketing.  For my own reasons, I did only 1 semester of that program.

The next fall, I started a new program, Hotel Management.  This program was at a school far enough away to warrant staying in residence, which was a nice change for me (but not great for DH, as he was the one driving to see me all the time).  I did a year of this program, but was still not sure how to parlay this program into a career.  I switched schools again.

This one was closer to home, and a great program that I thought was just perfect for me: Events Management.  I’m organized, detailed, and can coordinate the crap out of any event.  I very much enjoyed this program, but when an amazing job opportunity came along, I decided to leave the school to try and pay off some of my student loans.

Since then I have had a new job every year, and am still in debt.  I mostly enjoy the job I have now, but lately I have been thinking: How much longer do I want to be someones assistant?  Will I be fulfilled with this job 5/10/15 years from now?  Sometimes my brain says yes, more often than not, it says no.

So what is a girl to do?  I have been researching different programs at local universities, but I still can’t decide!  I love marketing, I could do that as a career for sure.  I’m also interested in food and nutrition, and that would be a huge change from everything I have done before.  A few of my friends have recently made the decision to go back to school, and I’m wondering: Should I?  I am 99% sure that without a degree, I will never have the job satisfaction I desire, but is it worth it to spend more money, and 4 years, to get a degree that may or may not bring me that satisfaction?

How did you decide your career path?  Do you feel fulfilled with the job you have now?  Let me know!


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