As much as I don’t like major change, sometimes my life beings to feel stagnant without it. This can be a good thing, I suppose, but sometimes I wonder if it’s going to lead me down a path of serial job-hopping or money wasting or anything else. I mean, since I’ve been in Atlanta (almost 2 years), I’ve had 3 jobs. THREE! Most people would be happy to have had one.
The first one wasn’t a fit for my career goals, and the second one was a pretty toxic environment. However, I learned a lot at both jobs in the short time I was at each.
Is this normal for this time in life? Or will it be a habit for me? I like my current job, and I’m not saying I want to leave it. But one of my coworkers and I went out to lunch the other day (he sort of made me after I left in a tizzy one afternoon). He asked me what exactly I wanted to move up to. What were my career goals?
The truth is that I didn’t plan for my career to end up where it is now, and so I have not set career goals. I don’t know where I want to go or if I even want to stay in this industry. I don’t know what I want for myself.
I have a feeling it’s partially due to my age, inexperience, etc. But should I know what I want to do with my whole life already? I’m only 24! Or am I using my young age as an excuse to ignore the future?
And for all you searching for some motivation today: