So I read this quote:
Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them – Ruben Chavez
Sounds so nice doesn’t it? Well what if you’re drawn to hundreds of things and the things you’re drawn to change periodically? I can be such a scatterbrain and (as you know) a dreamer so I’m drawn to lots of different careers, industries, hobbies, countries, so what one do I pay attention to Ruben Chavez? Is there a collective way to follow lots of things? Do I need to make one of them my job/career?
Then I came across this one:
Its very ok not to know yet – Pinterest
And I felt a little better. We get asked more about the first quote though don’t we? ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ You need to pick subjects based either on what you’re good at, what you’re drawn to or what job you want in the future. Are you going to University? What about an apprenticeship? Or working your way up? What industry are you thinking about? What are you drawn to? What are you good at? Then what will pay you enough? What will be most flexible? Remember to consider maternity leave and flexibility with that. ’If you enjoy your job you’ll never work a day in your life’ But does anyone else feel a bit like they’ve still no idea? I wish someone could go inside my brain, organise it and just tell me! Then I could get a plan, and I do enjoy a plan! The most content I’ve been with myself career wise is when I was at high school and the next 5 years were decided and certain and really exciting and interesting. Straight from high school I had a voluntary gap year abroad, then 4 years of University… No one told me I would finish University in the middle of the recession and there would be very little jobs and I would just be scrambling for an ok one. Then I found one and through various circumstances and jobs I ended up in a sort of ‘make do’ job while we then had an oil price crash in Aberdeen.
My family remind me that you actually don’t need to love your job, you need to love your life. So you might not be interested in whatever you do within working hours but it might be a totally flexible work from home job with the right salary, not too much stress and allow you to take a walk somewhere pretty everyday, have enough money for exciting holidays and have time for all the other things I’m ‘drawn’ to? So is that actually what I should be striving for?
This blog is really helping with focusing on something a bit more creative and new (and I can just research and blabber on about anything) where my day to day job is totally different and ticks the rest of the boxes. Is that enough?
And also the real threat now is, is my current job’s industry stable? Will there be a job for me after furlough? Should I be finding some sort of key worker job?
What do you think? Do you have the same frustrating thoughts?
Lastly, apologies I haven’t been as consistent with blogging. My Granny has been in the hospital and then after a few weeks sadly passed away and so I’ve not really had headspace for it. There won’t be one on Sunday but I’d like to get back to twice a week from next Thursday. Thank you for your patience.