Have you ever been in a slump and just not really sure what you want to do in life? I have. I am.
I remember growing up, I wanted to be a teacher. For the longest time, I wanted to teach. And it was eventually decided that I wanted to teach 6th grade. That was the plan… up until I had kids!!! I even attended a semester of community college for elementary education (yes, one semester).
I dropped out of community college for several reasons (that’s a whole other post!) I took the time to do things I wanted to do. I worked in an office; I owned my own pool hall; I was a nanny; I was a major slacker; I began my journey in the field of developmental disabilities/mental health; I moved from Minnesota to Wisconsin to Arizona. In Arizona, I continued my journey in developmental disabilities/mental health; I tried daycare; I did the office job. I decided that if I wanted to continue my journey in the field of developmental disabilities/mental health and be somewhere at the top rather than at the bottom, I needed a degree.
I became a mom. I returned to college. I began my college career in psychology – the obvious choice when wanting to work in the field of developmental disabilities/mental health. I have since obtained my Associate’s degree and my Bachelor’s degree in psychology. But, I still don’t what I want to do. I am currently attending my Master’s program in mental health counseling and apparently, unbeknownst to my blonde self, it is to become a counselor. A real life counselor.
I am not confident in myself to be a counselor. To counsel people. And I’m not sure that is what I want to do. I really do not know what I want to do. I am already in massive debt with school loans from my undergrad and now I’m 5 classes in (and goodness knows how much money) into my Master’s program and I’m still just as lost as I was years ago when I wasn’t in school.
When did you finally decide what you wanted to be when you grew up?