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    How did you know what you wanted to be?

    I was just thinking today how I work at Chickfila and how that's never gonna get me anywhere in life. I'm already 21 y/o and I've nevr been to college. I didn't wanna go after high school. My mom tried and tried to make me, but I didn't want to then. NOW, I have no idea what I want to do I know staying at Chickfila isn't gonna get me anywhere in life. I've thought about going to school-taking some classes...or either get another job. But I thought if I get another job-who knows? I might not like it and then I'd wish I was back at Chickfila. I've always thought that nursing might be good for me cause I enjoy being around people and I've had to help take care of my grandparents and so I've been around people that 'need' me. I also thought about an x-ray tech. You only gotta go to school 2 yrs. for that. I don't really wanna have to go to school a long time, ya know? Four years just seems like forever!!!! I kinda thought about photography... I love making pictures of my dogs I really don't know what I want. How did you know when you found out 'that's what I want to do!' Did you always know or did it just pop into your head oneday? I don't really want to go to school, but I'm afraid that if I don't I'll end up years from now w/ a job that doesn't pay enough that I really don't enjoy and I want something I enjoy...what should I do????
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    Okay, this is coming from a 17 year old who dresses up as cartoon characters for her job - AND I LOVE IT!! I love my department and I don't dread going to work like I used to. I am also only a junior in High school and cannot wait to graduate, but my point is...I can't do this forever, I wish I could, but let's face it. $8.60 might be a good salary for a 17 year old and I'm happy with it, but I can't pay rent with that and buy food with that unfortunately. I am in the same boat as you. I have no clue what I want to do and I am so lost. I am going to college - probably community college, but I'm still going. I would love to be a X-ray technician, that always seemed like a cool job to me. I love anatomy. I am also in and Agriculture program at school and enjoy it, but Agriculture is such a broad field and I don't know what part of it I'd wanna be involved in.

    We will see, but anyway, I wish you luck in your journey of finding a job you like and want to pursue!
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    My sister who is 10 years older than me was a secretary in a bank and then worked for a lawyer. She was sort of my idol so I took business courses in high school. That was back in the late 70's. I am not sure whether they even give them in high school any more.

    Anyway, I have worked as a legal secretary for over 20 years now and I love it. The law is interesting and always changing. I feel fortunate that I knew what I wanted to do and still enjoy doing it.

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    Whatever you do... search, search, search until you find something you truly enjoy!
    I believe everyone should have a job that they enjoy going to. I vowed to myself from a very young age that I would not end up being a middle-aged person who dreads waking up and going to work every morning.

    I am almost through with my first semester of college, majoring in studio art. Its a ton more work than I thought it would be, but I am enjoying it. I had originally planned on staying in college for only a semester, but I think I am going to stick it out for the whole 4 years. At least that is what I am saying this week....


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    I've always wanted to do something with animals. Always. I always thought I'd be a Vet and everything would be just like I imagined. Well...first year of college ruined that dream for me. There was no way to recover my GPA and if I could go back and do it all over again I definitely wouldn't make the same mistakes. I'm still graduating in May with a pre-vet bachelors degree and vet school is still an option down the road if I choose to pursue it.

    That said, I do believe through this I have found my true calling, but I'll let you know at the end of next year if I still think that Next year I'll be going to school to be a funeral director. I joked about how neat it would be to be a medical examiner, and while a mortician isn't quite the same, I could always work toward that goal as well (if I'm not happy with my mortician life).

    I agree with searching until you find something you enjoy. Pick out classes and see what you enjoy. I have found that I REALLY love psychology and would have loved to maybe even pursue that. It's not something I really knew I had an interest in until I took a few classes. I also think it's really hard and overwhelming to pick out what you want to do for the rest of your life when you're young.

    If I could pick any job in the entire world, I would love to train dogs or teach classes. My Aunt teaches agility and I don't think it's an unrealistic goal to take over for her one day as a side thing.

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    I've wanted to work with animals since I could talk. First it was a vet, but like most children, they haven't a clue as to what a veterinarian actually does, and they know it as the only job working with animals, lol.
    Then it was working with marine mammals, training guide dogs, police dogs, anything dogs. Now I'm in school to become an RVT.

    I actually am taking finals all this week, and the last one is on thursday.
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    good question.. i still don´t know..

    I´ve always wanted to be a vet.. but now i don´t think i could handle the blood and all that... (and that dream got busted when my parents wouldn´t let me go to another state to study, now it´s more difficult for me, besides the bloody part)

    I also wanted to be a sniper.. yeah.. weird me.. a band drummer... a bartender... a photographer...

    I´ve worked in petshops, party saloons, as a trophy/plaque designer, freelance photographer (mostly family and/or family related business events)..I´ve made my own cards, shirts, etc.. but now I´m so out of date.. I need tons of upgrades..lol.. my last job was at my family´s tire dealership/mechanic shop.. now I´m self-employed.. LMAO.. doing nothing.. haha.. but i do want to start doing something here at home..I need a lil $ of my own...

    hubby is a great supporter.. but i want to do something for ME.. and that my friend is what i´m still trying to figure out.. what do I want to be?....
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