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Day 12: Careers?

By Thecurlycasualista @curlycasualista
So I'm writing this post 2 days late, because this is actually something that's on my mind at the moment.  I'll just come right out and admit it:
I'm 24. I have 2 degrees. I have no idea what I want to do with my life or what I want from my life. It's scary.
I have a graduate degree in Museum Studies. I work in a museum. It's not what I'd like to be doing in a museum, but it's in a museum, which is big in this economy. But I'm still not happy.  Unfortunately, I don't know what will make me happy.
The wild and crazy dreamer part of me wants to drop everything and get into movies or TV (either in front of or behind the camera). Or open a bookstore. Or a really cool boutique.
I could get a job in higher education. Work at a non-profit. Do just about anything!
But then the practical, realistic side of myself (if we're being honest, it's way more than just a side) steps in and says "you spent all this money getting these degrees, so stick it out." Sometimes I hate that side. But I like working in museums. I really do. They're fun places. And I think once I find my place, which would be taking care of the objects in the museum's collection, I'll be satisfied. But the job search for such a position is long and arduous. And if I'm anything, I'm impatient.

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