What is your day job?--Help with my quarterlife crisis

cecely

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I'm going through some online college courses now.
I just started last year in spring, so I'm almost finished with my mandatory English and Math catch up. I really don't know what I want my major to be, so in the meantime I'm taking Spanish, and am about to start German (because I don't want to lose my motivation by not not learning anything)
I've worked at a pizza shop for the last few years, and while I get really good tips and am definitely saving a bit, I'll have to get a different job someday.
...So back to that missing major.
Do you have any idea what you want to do?

Sorry! I wrote out this long reply for you but I recently downloaded an app that tracks the websites you waste, I mean spend the most time on and TFO was like #1 on that list. So, it blocks me from accessing the site too much :(

Anyways, I think its awesome you are taking your time to figure things out. If I could do it all over again I would take the community college transfer route. My sister did this and not only ended up at one of the top universities in California, she had the opportunity to really delve into her interests and saved a ton of money. However, if getting a degree is required for what you want to accomplish, it's important to do this in a productive way, meaning a full course load that is balanced with courses that interest you in addition to those required to transfer and/or graduate.

I think part of the reason for my current rut is that I went straight into a 4 year college with a declared major and got sucked into what I was "supposed" to do without really thinking about whether I wanted to do it. I am still interested in working in the psych/gerontology field--so, thankfully I landed somewhat in the ballpark of what I want to do although not in an academic setting as I had originally planned. I am also an awkward penguin so could not imagine being a professor either :p

Right now, I'm looking into taking some art classes and volunteering at the shelter to get some experience that I can then apply to my dream career that I've been repressing, which is doing art and pet therapy for later life adults with depression or Alzheimer's : D
 

cecely

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I'm an arborist. I work with trees. Takin care of sick or diseased trees plants and shrubs. It's fun. I make my own grafts. Last summer I made a fruit tree with 4 different types of fruit. Currently working on a mixed hibiscus shrub

Please make a grape/peanut hybrid. "One plant...one sandwich." -Dwight Schrute
 

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Don't have a job yet I'm 13 so have time to think but I kinda want own a tort sanctuary or a breeder for Russian torts but that might be hard with tom and Yvonne in the same state
 

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I currently work in publishing; will be finishing my master's program this year in library/archival sciences. :) Hoping to find something in my new industry. Publishing has rather run its course for me.

Always stay open to new opportunities! It's always OK to look around at other jobs; which is what I'm doing now. ;) Hoping to apply for some of the jobs I found last night. Good luck to you. Would love to hear how it's going.
 

Oxalis

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I'm an arborist. I work with trees. Takin care of sick or diseased trees plants and shrubs. It's fun. I make my own grafts. Last summer I made a fruit tree with 4 different types of fruit. Currently working on a mixed hibiscus shrub
Wicked cool! :D Do you have any certifications or a degree in botany?
 

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I work at Tractor Supply but I'm applying at a veterinary clinic and a zoo.
 

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Thanks! I hope so too. It's not looking very promising though in terms of getting hired. I've got several vet clinics that look hopeful.
 

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I'm a 4th year law student. Hope to graduate next spring and get my masters degree. I would love to become a lawyer! :). That's my dream job and everything I've been working for my entire life.
 

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I'm a 4th year law student. Hope to graduate next spring and get my masters degree. I would love to become a lawyer! :). That's my dream job and everything I've been working for my entire life.
Go for your dreams! :) Best of luck to you!
 

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I am a behavioral specialist in a middle school. I spend my days trying to figure out why middle schoolers do the things they do and then how to help them change their behavior. Never a dull moment, my days seldom go as planned and I love (almost) every minute of it.
 

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You're so sweet. Thank you :)! Good luck to you, too.
Thanks! :D I'm graduating with my master's in August, so I'm super excited to finally be done with school. A light at the end of the tunnel...
 
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I was an over the road truck driver. Best job I'd ever had. Now I think I'd like to write something. But I have no imagination......
 

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I'm a mental health worker in a state psych ward and a behavioral specialist for a separate state department part time. Love what I do but still volunteer to work with turtles and tortoises on the side! (In two different countries as of this year.)

I found over time that what I excel at and enjoy is caring for others. Nothing has ever felt more natural to me.
 

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