I wish I knew what I was doing to do.
I’m only about a year away from my quarter-life crisis (side note: I’m going to be 25 next year?!) but it might come early.
All of this is coming because I now have two degrees and still don’t know what I want to with my life. It’s been bugging me for a while and haven’t really told anyone, so why not share it on my blog?
I like my current job, and my co-workers are nice. There’s good days and bad days, and I know eventually I’ll move on to another place, but I don’t know when. I’ll be there two years in June, and the experience I’ve gotten will help me going forward.
But what do I really want to do?
In high school, I wanted to be an accountant. Thankfully I realized I’m horrible at math. So then I went into college as an English major, then switched during orientation to Communication, which was a great decision.
Then I wanted to be a sports journalist, and then switched to a Public Relations concentration. (Second side note: I have two degrees in PR and can’t tell you what it actually is.)
Right now I’m in Marketing, which I like, and I can use some of what I’ve learned as a Comm major. But what I really want to do is write.
I was recently tasked with rewriting all of my company’s website content for our new website, and that was fun (not sarcasm). And I’ve been tasked with writing content for other clients or helping with editing.
I think I want to end up as a copywriter, whether it’s for an individual company or a college. But I’ve always loved sports, so maybe marketing/PR for a sports team? I don’t think I’d want to be a sports journalist, though (but I did write some pieces for my sports writing class in college that I really liked).
One of my dreams is to publish a novel. I’m a few chapters short of finishing up the story I’m working on now, but I know a bunch of edits are in my future. Right now, this kind of writing is great on the side, and it’s something I look forward to. I don’t know how it would work as a career, though.
As you can see, I have no clue what I’m doing with my life and thus why my hair is currently three different colors (brown, blond, and purple for those of you wondering).
I’m only 23, and I know I have a bunch of time to figure everything out. But just like when I graduated undergrad, people are asking me now that I finished my master’s program what I’m going to do now.