The Right Career Path
Every person has a pre-conceived notion on what they want to become in the future. Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person’s “course or progress through life (or a distinct part of life)”. It is usually considered to pertain to remunerative work (and sometimes also formal education). Sad but true, not everyone will be working with a job in line with their course. That’s just part of reality that we need to accept, although, it shouldn’t be a reason to get us down.
In my experience, I graduated with two different degrees but ended up in a job that was not related to those two major that I have taken. At first, I thought it was funny and ironic having to spend 8 years in University and not putting my learnt knowledge to good use. However, in due time, I began to love my job and learned that a career should not be limited to what you expect things to turn out; but to where you are now and making the most out of your capabilities and most of all, loving it.
As I look back, I don’t have any regrets of not having to work with the job in connection to my course since I believe that life is ever-changing in which, we can’t tell what the future holds; who knows, maybe I will be able to work with any of my courses, someday. Needless to say, we are the ones who shape our fates. No matter where we may be 10 years from now, it’s how you make of your current situation that matters. Our persistence in the journey that we make determines our destination. Where we want to stand at some point and time in our lives definitely has a lot of influence with the choices we made in the past. As quoted “This is your life, do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things that you love.” The important lesson here is loving the things that makes you want to continue living. Making the right career choice is just one of the stepping-stones in realizing what you really want to love and live for.