In one sense, life is short and we should enjoy it to the fullest extent. But on the other hand, I'm young and have a long 'career' life ahead of me. So, should I just take what comes and be happy that I have a decent job OR should I strive for my dream of an awesome job that is a blast and that I excel in? We can't tell the future, but I never imagined that this is where I would be at this stage in my life. Not that anything is necessarily wrong with where I am, I just thought it would be different.
I think of traveling, being creative, being important, and being a vital part of a company or organization as what I should be doing right now. I just can't quite figure out if that's just something I'm daydreaming about or an obtainable dream. I have a strong feeling that something is going to change soon for me, but I'm not known for my patience; not to mention I've had this feeling for almost a year. I'm not good at sitting around and being content with settling. I am always looking and striving for something more. So settling for what I have now and not excelling isn't going to be easy for me. I don't think it's the answer either. But what's the next step? I want an adventure!
I took a career test just for fun. And just as I suspected...
Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR
Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional
These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.
Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.
Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.
Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.
2nd Best Occupational Category
You're a PERSUADER
Key Words: Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive
These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.
I should probably mention that I have always wanted to be an Interior Decorator/Designer. I have thought a lot about going back to school to get another degree in it, but just don't have the means to do so. And there is the issue of working full time to pay my current bills to be able to go back to school after I figure out how to pay for school in the first place. I know it can be done. People do it everyday. That's a serious sacrifice and I guess I need to ask myself how bad I really want it.
I really appreciate everyone's input. Keep it coming!