Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Path

Now that I am an unemployed person, I have done a lot of thinking about what I actually want to do for a career. Since my schooling is temporarily on hiatus due to Mason's arrival, it's given me a lot of time to consider new options for myself.
Sometimes I can be very critical of myself, as most people can be, but there are times that I do search for the good things to remind myself that I am a not as bad as I let myself think.
I've got a few talents, that I could potentially turn into careers. My college education was focused on Psychology, because it is something that interests me. I picked a major based solely on the fact that I took an intro to Psych class and loved it. It was easy, it was interesting, and I was good at it. It crossed my mind a few times that I would love to pursue a career within that field, and was really interested in Forensic Psychology for awhile.
Ever since I was young - I know the older (and by older I mean wiser) crowd is laughing at that statement - I was interested in a multitude of things. I wanted to be a pediatrician, I wanted to be a nurse, a dentist, a cosmetologist, a marine biologist. You name it, I wanted to be it. Of course this is the case for most adolescents, but I really considered each one of these with great thought. And now these thoughts are coming back to me.
I've considered getting my cosmetology liscensing to become a hair stylist/makeup artist. It's a far stretch from pediatrician, I know, but it's something that I love doing and I am good at it.
I've considered pursuing photography as more than just a hobby. I love to take pictures, capture moments that will last forever, and seeing people smile. I love meeting new people.
And overall, I've always wanted my own business. My own photography studio, my own hair salon/spa, and I've even thought about how fun it would be just to have my own shop of some sort.
I'm pretty confused, considering any of the paths I have been considering all sound good to me. I know that I will finish my bachelor's degree in Psychology, but I doubt I'll use it. I want to test the waters in something I know I will love doing. I want a career that I can wake up every day and look forward to my work, and go to bed loving what I've done. Of course supporting my family is my first concern, but second to that is making sure I am happy.


Amber said...

i vote for photography...i've seen your work and you definitely have talent Jess!! :)

Jessica said...

Aww thanks!