What do I want to be when I grow up?

When do you decide what you want to be when you grow up? I’m 31 years old and I still have no idea. Like, really no idea. I first moved to Boston so that I could get my master’s in journalism. Well, that lasted one semester until I realized that I am a text-book introvert and approaching complete strangers to get a good “sound bite” completely terrified me. Okay, full disclosure. I didn’t even last the semester. I withdrew right before finals because I couldn’t bear the thought of completing the final project for my class. I then went on to work in the admissions office at a university. I actually liked this job, I had a lot of different tasks I had to complete, so every day was always a little different. But, in the end, it was an administrative job and having to manage my boss’ calendar and complete his expense reports really wasn’t for me.

So, while working  at the university, I went to school at night to get my master’s in accounting. Because, why not? My mom’s an accountant and anyone will tell you it’s a pretty stable line of work. After I graduated, I spent three years working for a public accounting firm, and a little over 6 months ago I started working in the accounting department of a major retail corporation. And after all of this, I’m still not sure this is what I want to be doing with my life. What am I doing, in my day to day, that will make a difference in the world? That’s what I keep asking myself. And I’m not looking to win a nobel prize here. Just doing my small part to make the world a little bit happier. I’m thinking about seeing a career counselor. Do those counselors exist and, more importantly, are they worth it? Or should I just go see a psychic and have her look into my future? And why are psychics always women? Is it because people say women are more intuitive? If they’re so intuitive, why can’t I intuit what I want to be when I grow up? And now we’ve come full circle! And that is my pineapple pondering for the day, thanks for reading!

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