Friday, March 23, 2007

Career Day

Yesterday there was a career fair at school. I am pretty excited about some of the organizations I talked to. There were political organizations, leadership groups, theaters (business side - I'm not reverting back to my performance roots yet), and a film company. I have an interview to be a potential tutor or summer camp counselor this coming week too (this is actually on the far end of my radar at the moment, but I'm not shutting any doors just yet).

All this career fair activity has me thinking about the future. I try not to worry about it, because everything will fall into place when it's supposed to, but it is still a little intimidating. It seems like the choices I make now will alter my future much more drastically than they ever did before or can again.

Is this really what I am meant to be doing? Is this really what I want to be doing? Is there something bizarre in the fact that I am writing a thesis on science communication and none of the organizations I tried to talk to had science anything in them? Which of my four fields of study is my hobby? Does how much money I'll be making really matter? If my job were to make me do something I wasn't thrilled with for a little while, in return for long-term job goals, is it still worth it? If I magically get call backs on each of the jobs, how do I decide?

I think I am going to have to make a chart like I did for schools (undergrad and grad). One of the key components then was location. I love DC and really want to stay here, but would a change in scenery change my ideas? Challenge me? And if I stay, do I want to live in this apartment again? With whom will I live? How will I pay for it?

The best part about all these questions though, is that I don't have to worry about friends or my personal life. I mean I could, but it wouldn't make one bit of difference. I've moved 13 times in the past 5 1/2 years, and I have - quite blessedly - never been at a loss for good company.

Come to think of it, I think staying in the same location might be a bigger challenge for me than moving someplace else.

I know I owe you entries, but it's dinner time and I want to start researching my speech before I go to Lindsay's birthday party tonight. Have a good weekend! Love always, ~Heather

1 comment:

KJ's muse said...

All good questions. And as clich├ęd as it sounds, if you can figure out how to do what you love, or at least part of what you love, then it WILL start to fall into place.

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