No idea…

I am 25 years old, and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I mean I really have no idea. I would love to take blogging/writing to the next level where, you know, I could make money out of it, but who doesn’t right?
I would love to go back to the open uni and do my computing and design degree, but then how many designers are there out there – by the time I’m finished would there be any need for it?
Part of me would love to go back to uni to finish what I started, but even then I’m not sure what I’d do after that.
I’d love to progress with my photography to a level that I could do it as a career, but again – who doesn’t want to do that?
I feel like I’m at a loss when I think of my future.
Sure at the moment I’m concentrating on being the best mum I can be for my kids, but what about once they’re at school and the government start chasing me to get a job?
I don’t really have anything that I’m particularly good or passionate at. Not in comparison to others.
So what will I do?
I guess it’s time to do some soul searching till I find that out. I may be a while…

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  1. November 11, 2009 / 8:44 am

    A friend of mine recently started out as photographer. She didn’t learn it … at first it was a hobby and then she took the jump and quit her job. She has even moved to a new city so she had to start her business a second time! She’s been here for a year and now she has booked 3 weddings for may next year already (pretty good she says!). I am so amazed that she was so brave and it is working out.

    I thought the pictures you posted were really good! There are many areas that you can try and get a job doing photography: private shootings like my friend does – she doesn’t have a studio, she specializes in outdoors shootings. You could try to land a job with a magazin or some media … or go for stock photography (there are online sites that sell your pics.) or try for food fotography.

    Just decide and then focus on one of the areas (photography, writing, design … or something else entirely?) and try to find a niche where you fit in. Since you say you have a some time until you really have to get a job … use that time to get a head start on your dream!

    I know you can do it! You have already done so much …
    .-= Yashima´s last blog ..“ rel=”nofollow”>Budapest =-.

  2. Hannah
    November 11, 2009 / 8:47 am

    You say you’re worried that if you went back to college to be an designer, that there might not be any need for it when you are done. Yes, there will be a need for it – just remember that the techniques are changing as IT is still very new. However, part of the reason why college is considered an important foundation is because it teaches you independent working, teaches you working under pressure and basic information about the field. Just so you know. 🙂

  3. November 11, 2009 / 9:42 am

    Very few people have things that they are passionate about that they follow. You love and are very good at photography. Your post is very much “who would not want to do that?” Well, actually not many would and it doesn’t really matter what they do or think anyway. I blog but I don’t want to do it for a living. I take pictures, but again I don’t want to do it every day for a job. The best, happiest people in business are those who have fun at it, who enjoy what they are doing.

    You have skill with a camera. You are great with words. I bet there is something that you can do that combines the two. Stop putting negatives in front of you before you’ve even started.

    Write me a blog post, with pictures, about how great it will be when your two hobbies come together and make money for you. Dream a little about how your amazing job is such fun – how it looks and feels and what joy you get from it. Print it off and read it daily and take baby steps towards achieving it.

    Someone said to me once – “what anyone else thinks of me is none of my business”. Print that off too and trust yourself. You don’t need your blog friends, your family or anyone else to have a go at your ideas. They are great. They are you. They come from the heart. You can and will succeed!

    Go for it!
    .-= Julie / Sephrenia´s last blog ..“ rel=”nofollow”>Squeeee! I can haz a pandaren monk 🙂 =-.

  4. November 11, 2009 / 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the pep talk hun, that’s the idea -use this time to think about what I want to do. I will keep you posted of course! hehe 🙂

  5. November 11, 2009 / 9:35 pm

    Thanks Hannah, you’re right. I think I may look out my Open Uni notes again soon to get up to speed… 🙂

  6. November 11, 2009 / 9:36 pm

    Hehe at least I’m not the only one! This is going to sound awful but I’d love to find a (rich) man and be able to stay at home with the kids and learning new things… how 1950s is that?? >_<

  7. November 11, 2009 / 9:37 pm

    Julie… I really think you should be a life coach. Thank you so much for the advice! xx

  8. November 12, 2009 / 11:48 am

    I guess I just need to figure out what it is I love to do… >_<

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