Today’s post is a little different because all I really want is to know something about YOU.
You see, the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about careers. Specifically career changes. I’ve had some interesting talks with a friend about our careers and what we would do if we didn’t have our current jobs. She knows the specific job she would like but isn’t going for it because it requires more schooling.
I, however, know I want to do something else but I’m not sure what.
I’ve been working in marketing in various settings (agency/non-profit/startup) for a few years and now I’m thinking about doing something completely different. Perhaps it is because I’m nearing 30 and want a big change, but I don’t see myself as a Marketing Manager/Director/Executive for the next 30+ years of my life unless it’s for a really amazing company. That vision of the future made me realize I should start considering a change of some kind.
What that change will be? NO IDEA.
I’ve been toying with the idea in my mind a lot but it’s all a mess of random thoughts at this point:
- I want to help people, should I consider something in healthcare?
- I like being around kids, should I try teaching seriously?
- Blogging pays my rent, should I do that and freelance writing full-time?
- Real estate has always interested me, should I pursue that?
- I’ve always wanted to own a business, should I buy into a franchise?
- And so on with more questions than answers!
I obviously have been thinking a lot about career options without any real decisions made. I found the conversation with my friend interesting because she likes her field but immediately knew what else she’d rather be doing.
It made me wonder, how many people have a career but want a different one? Is there something we’d all rather be doing? Is this a case of the grass is always greener? Or are lots of you out there really happy in a career that perfectly suits you?
I’d love for you to do me a favor…
Comment below with your current career. And if you have something you’d rather be doing, share that too! If you’ve successfully changed careers before, do you have any tips for making the switch?
Feel free to post anonymously if that helps. :)