How many time have you been asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?!”
If you are anything like me, your reply was probably this….
I remember when i was younger I just KNEW i was going to be a singer/songwriter/actress like that was the GOAL! I was actually pretty close, until I realized I didn’t really have the “Look” or the soul to enter into that industry… so now what?!?!I’ve heard stories from my friends and people in general who say they KNEW what they wanted to be when they were like 5!
Meanwhile I’m damn near 30 and STILL Have no direction! I lowkey feel like I had ADHD, I can’t seem to stay focus on specific goal. I either get bored or something else just seems like a better idea. I like to blame that on MAYBE this is because I don’t know what career i want to have for the rest of my life. BRUH when you say it outloud that’s a heavy ass sentiment!
And seriously HOW fucked up is that We have to WORK to live?! Like wth i didn’t even ask to be here and i have to pay for it for the rest of my life?! Who made these rules?! How many people are actually out here doing what they love and making a living from it as well? Thats where the issues occur, what if you want to be a crossing guard for the rest of life?!?! (Idk why i choose this) You like helping kids cross the street safely that’s what makes you happy, but guess what, you are happy BUUTTT you cant afford to live…. So what happens now?!?! EXACTLY
I love to write but there’s no GUARANTEE i can make a livelihood off writing (although i know some do MOST dont…)
The question isn’t “What do you want to be when you grow up” It’s more so “What career can you tolerate for the rest of your life that will also support you financially” (try putting that on a career day poster)
so ….. Is it too late to NOT know what you want to do with your life when it’s like um close to retirement time?!