How did I choose my career?
It paid well, had decent benefits, I thought I would be good at it, and I would be able to get married on the salary without starving. That’s it, simple really. And after 35 hard years of work, I’m good, ready to retire. It wasn’t always easy, but life never is.
I watch young people, my daughters included, jumping through hoops and agonizing over what they will do for a living, and I have to admit, I just don’t get it. In my generation, baby boomer, we just had to get out there and do it. We had to get to work and start making money, whether the job was the perfect job or not. But now I see kids, well not really kids anymore at 25, 26 or 27 still in school, changing majors, changing schools, getting graduate degrees and doing whatever they can to put off actually going out to work. It’s gotten ridiculous IMO.
Well, I can tell you I’ve only met a handful of people that ever actually found that perfect job or career, no matter the time spent in education. So my advice, don’t dilly-dally, pick something you think you are good at, get the schooling needed, and get to work!
I’m into tough love…