career crisis?

So I've been thinking- am i really making the right choice by choosing the career i want to pursue? I mean, I've always wanted to be an editor/writer; i remember being in the fifth grade and doing a project on how I see myself in 20 years, and I spoke about being in the writing/editing business. It's the only thing I feel like I actually have potential doing (i know it sounds like a case of lack of self confidence, but it's the only thing i see myself doing, and actually liking). I've spoken to my mom about it and she believes that as long as i'm doing what makes me happy, then it's worth it. Then again, she also believes that it's more of a dream than a steady career, in some aspects. I sometimes think the same, but when you want something so badly and you truly believe that it's the right path to take, then why not follow your sense of direction?


Idk, it's something I've been putting a lot of thought into. When we're kids, our peers always reassure us that we have plenty of time to think about what we want to be when we "grow up". My time, however, is a bit more limited, and my growth has hit overdrive these past few years, so I think it's time for me to really take a moment and weigh my options.

Published Jan 30 2008, 11:49 AM by zulayr
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jordynt said:

If that is really really what you want to do, I say GO FOR IT!!

January 30, 2008 3:44 PM

jocelynp said:

If that's what you truly want to do, then I also say, go for it! I mean, I don't have that same question as the way I decided what I want to do is different from most people. I asked myself two questions: what am I good at? and How can I best use that to help other people? For most people, the second question is less of a factor, and I respect that, but for me it helped because it narrowed my choices. Basically, the point of me sharing that is to say that I cannot speak from experience in response to this question.

January 30, 2008 5:08 PM