Sunday, 22 June 2014

My Career Path.

As some of you might know I don't know what I'm doing with myself. I'm searching for what my career path is going to be as nothing seems to fit so far. At the moment I work in a small wholesale beauty business part-time and although I do enjoy it there and have been fortunate to have it as a first job, I don't feel I could stay there for much longer as I need a new challenge and am not truly happy or satisfied.

Over the last eight years I've considered: admin/office support, writer, psychologist, childcare, personal assistant and nothing has stuck. Being a full time writer would be quite stressful for me and I really don't want to spend years studying psychology because Uni just isn't for me. For some reason I've discounted childcare in the past because I want kids of my own someday and don't want it to be tainted or ruined for me by the time I have some of my own.
This afternoon I was speaking to mum about my future and what I should be doing - after a mini anxiety-induced breakdown and searching for jobs on Seek.com I decided on childcare. I want to work at a day care with kids all day. The reason this stuck out to me is because it seems like a relatively fun job that is ever-changing. I've always loved kids and find their imagination, creativity and questions so refreshing. Obviously I need qualifications to go into childcare such as a diploma and as it turns out, it's possible to completely a Diploma in Children's Services in one year. That is absolutely perfect as I don't want to be spending years completing another degree. It's also not very expensive to get a diploma compared to a degree.

I've been lacking direction in my career ever since I graduated from university one year ago - it's such a broad degree that it's difficult to pick an avenue to go down. The obvious choice was to go into a career with computers as I excel in that area but I want to become a more active person and that can happen when I'm running around after kids all day. I'm just missing joy in my life at the moment and working in childcare will provide me with stable, secure job as well as some creativity and lightness.

It feels really satisfying to have a little bit of direction for the first time. I have motivation to work towards this goal and I know I would be really good at it. This will sound a bit funny to some of you but earlier in the year I wrote to Georgina Walker (a psychic) about when I should move to Sydney as that was my goal at the time. She responded that spring was the best time to move but I need to get a second job, even if it was in babysitting so I can save up money to make it happen. After I first brought up childcare to my mum a childcare story was advertised on the news - literally as I was saying the words. I really feel like everything is leading me to do this and the anxiety I felt just a few hours ago has now been replaced with motivation and the sense that this is the right thing to do.

12 comments:

  1. It's nice to know I wasn't the only one who wasn't sure what career path to take. I hope it's all that you want :)

    JoJo | Sunflower Sundae

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    1. Thanks so much JoJo :) I don't think anyone at this age knows what they want, it's so stressful and confusing.

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  2. I am so happy you've found some peace and direction!
    I believe in everything happening for a reason, and having read the last part of this post, I think you're making a good move. It's so nice when everything goes right!

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    1. Thanks Meg, it's such a relief!
      There was another weird thing that happened yesterday - there was a story or something in a podcast I was listening to about childcare or children or something which doesn't come up a lot. All signs are pointing there :)

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  3. You have to remember that even if you end up at Uni you dont have to stay in that pathway. you can begin doing something else!
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    1. I've already graduated from uni, I just don't want to go back!

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  4. Glad you are finding your feets! Hope it goes well Erin x

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  5. I just finished my Diploma in Children's Services last week! And started my first job yesterday! If you need any pointers lemme know. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did - and it was my second qualification too ;) x

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    1. As usual this posted under the wrong account :(((

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    2. Wow how funny is that. Will do hun! :)

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  6. Been reading the blog and thought I'd chime in here since I might be able to help. :) I made a tool called the Shobia Career Finder quiz. It asks 25 questions and then gives a list of careers you might like.

    I worked pretty hard on it so it's quite good - many who've used it have been shocked at how well it captured their interests and what they want to do.

    Anyway, cheers, and guess I'll go back to lurking now, hehe

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