|02-28-2010, 03:14 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Is there still time get into a new line of work?
Hi, I have a very important question that needs good and honest advice. I am about to finish my degree in economics but when I look back in time I tend to ask myself is this what I really wanted to do and continue to do for the rest of my life or do I still have time to pursue a new journey in life?
|02-28-2010, 04:07 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New England
There's always time. Steve is a good example of changing directions in life. I've done it...people do it all the time.
Also, I doubt if your current education is going to be 'wasted'. Every bit of life that brings to to your present moment is valuable.
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|02-28-2010, 04:31 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I've been working for about 30 years with people who have many levels of learning and those I've talked to almost ALL have doubts about sticking to one "job" or career for their whole lives. You probably excell at many things, and your course of study for economics may have been easy for you. I think a sign that you'd be really good at something is that it comes easy for you and you enjoy it.
Have you researched to see how many different fields and careers your degree could apply to? Just curious - you may have a single type of job in your imagination and to limit yourself would certainly be a shame.
I will say definitely yes you still have time to pursue a new journey in life - just take the steps and remember it's ok to try something and find it's not for you. It's ok to change your mind.
Best wishes on your adventure! AliB
|02-28-2010, 05:56 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
rockstar, There's always time to get into a new line of work. However, I would suggest that (if you haven't already) you get some experience working in the field of your choice or in economics before you change your mind. It's very easy to get distracted in college by all the seemingly interesting choices. But often what you learn about a field in college doesn't neatly translate into the things you actually do on the job.
If you really feel that you're on the wrong path, go for a change! If you're just not sure, just do something (get a job, interact with people in the field, etc) outside of school for a while before you waste too much time and money chasing careers you have no clue about.
|02-28-2010, 11:28 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Never Never Land
I graduated with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration, then went on for another 2 yrs in culinary school, took over an almost-failing restaurant & then opened a new one....then realized I didn't want to cook for a living. I invested a lot of money in my education and those 2 restaurants we owned & operated, but the truth was that it was killing me inside & tearing my family apart. I walked away from it all, never looked back & couldn't be happier.
So, no, it's never too late. When is NOW a good time to start living the life of your dreams?
|03-01-2010, 05:21 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
I believe that pretty much no body stays in the same career their whole lives anymore, let alone the same job. It sounds like you could benefit from strengthening your courage. Steve has some great articles about courage on here. You can do anything your heart desires, if you just have courage!
|03-07-2010, 01:41 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
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