Finally, A Plan For My Life

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Finally, A Plan For My Life

Postby wigginboy » Wed May 16, 2007 2:14 pm

So after much deliberation and general not knowing what I want to do with my life, a year after graduation, I finally know what I want to dedicate my life to. I am going to be a Journalist. I have always liked writing and I am quite proficient at it, indicated by my mark in English 30. I have been toying with many ideas lately, like child care, special needs teacher and geriatric therapist, but nothing I could really see myself doing for the duration of my workable life. However, I found a program for print journalism at the local college, transferrable to a degree program at the university. It looks like a great program and I am glad to have finally found what i am going to do for the rest of my life.

not sure if you all are interested. I am just very elated at my discovery. I havent felt like this in a long time and I thought I would share it with one of my intellectual communities.

EDIT: Before I go, I should ask, anyone else finally figure out their lifes work? or thought you did but found something else?

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Postby zeroguy » Wed May 16, 2007 11:25 pm

Well, I don't really consider myself old enough to be sure of what my life's work is (still in college), but right now I'm thinking some kind of systems admin. I've known that for a while, and so far it _seems_ correct, as I do find it fun, and it is certainly something I can get paid for.

I guess I used to think I might want to be in software development, but recently I'm pretty sure that's out (at least higher level stuff... ugh). So, that sorta counts as recently finding out what mine is. More of a narrowing than anything else, though.

As for the general field, I've known since my pre-teens, I think. It seems rather unusual for it to occur so early; I consider myself rather lucky.
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Postby Mimx » Thu May 17, 2007 11:09 am

The only advice I can give on that subject is to find something that you love to do and figure out a way to get someone to give you money to do it.

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Postby daPyr0x » Thu May 17, 2007 11:17 am

Now just to figure out some way to get paid to masturbate...


err....no I didn't just say that.

I've been all over the board when it comes to my "life's work." In my preteens (like zeroguy) I devoted myself to computers and wanted that. Then, by the end of high school I wanted to produce music. Since then I've been here there and everywhere. I'd love to produce music still, but I don't find there to be much money in it unless I get really big, which I can't count on. So instead I'll be in business or something boring like that; because the family life matters more to me than the career life.
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Postby endercoaster » Thu May 17, 2007 11:45 am

Actually, apparently there's government workers whose jobs are to look at porn sites and make sure everythings legal. I think that comes close enough for you Cam
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:16 pm

Wigginboy, just go to college and figure it out. It's great to go in with a plan, but college, for most people, opens new fields you hadn't even considered before.


That said, I've known what I wanted to do for as long as I can remember. And I've always been doing things with the intention of it getting me into vet school. I've modified what I want to do veterinary medicine wise as I've gotten older.

My ideal right now would be to do vet. medicine research (because I love, and am very accomplished at lab work) and volunteer as a shelter vet.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu May 17, 2007 3:24 pm

Actually, apparently there's government workers whose jobs are to look at porn sites and make sure everythings legal. I think that comes close enough for you Cam
I wonder what exactly one puts on their resume when I applying for this job... I bet they don't shake your hand when you come for the interview.

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Postby Jayelle » Thu May 17, 2007 5:22 pm

Wigginboy, just go to college and figure it out. It's great to go in with a plan, but college, for most people, opens new fields you hadn't even considered before.

What she said. It's great to have a plan, but don't stress out if it changes. I went to college to be a counselor, changed my mind to english and ended up working in a library.

Paul was going to go into computer science, ended up going into music, changing to theology, then philosophy, graduating with a major in English/minor in Math, went to Teacher's college for a year and is now working on a Master's in English. (but he's a bit more indesisive then most)
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu May 17, 2007 8:30 pm

screw everyone else. sometimes you just know what you want to do. if this is what moves you. go for it and good luck. sure you can try to avoid being disappointed if you end up doing something else. but then if you go for something else voluntarily then chances are that you wouldn't be very disappointed anyway. personally i think you should go for it and accept nothing less than your best and what you want.

i knew in my senior year of high school that all i wanted to do for a living was build guitars and play in a band... guess what. that's what i'm doing. sure i've had to supplement my cash flow with another job... but that's mostly cuz i'm married and having a second ceremony. anyway, the point is that one day something happened and i just knew. and almost all of my choices in school and work have been driven by this knowledge. I chose to go to apprentice with sergie de jonge in ontario. i chose to take business classes at my local tech school. i chose to learn to play guitar, and later more instruments. i chose to learn to read and write music. i put myself in a position to join a band... and then did. all of my choices took a large amount of money, and time and commitment. i regret nothing and i wouldn't have it any other way.

chase your dreams. the way i see it, there's little else in the world that's actually worth the effort.
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Postby wigginboy » Fri May 18, 2007 1:29 am

well, i have always enjoyedwriting and many people in my family have been writes, actually, my moms brother took the exact smae program i am enrolling in in the seventies. my grandpa's cousin Rober Kroetsch is a world famous Canadian writer who now teaches at the Universit of Manitoba. So it is in the family a little bit. I just love writing and I love using words to get people to see my viewpoint. i am really confident about my decisin to be a journalist. at least i know one thing, it is an industry that is always recruiting.

EDIT: Please attribute my poor spellng and grammar to a crappy keyboard.

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Postby mr_thebrain » Fri May 18, 2007 11:46 am

heh.

grammar shouldn't have anything to do with a crappy keyboard :P
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Fri May 18, 2007 12:35 pm

Now just to figure out some way to get paid to masturbate...
You could be a fluffer. :P
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Postby Hegemon » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:35 pm

Now just to figure out some way to get paid to masturbate...
You could be a fluffer. :P
I thought he already was :P

And to answer wb's question...

to put it into context, i am nearly 26, finished one degree a few yrs ago and another one about a month ago... in that time, where i thought i would go in my life has changed a lot...

more recently, everything that had any meaning in my life or mattered to me at all, was destroyed...

so where does that leave me now? I have no idea... no idea what i want to do with my life, but i do have an overall plan in mind..

it basically goes like this:

recover from nervous breakdown, make large sum of money, die -- aiming for all that to happen in about 20-25 yrs.

That is the preferred order... i am open to a different order though, should the opportunity arise...

as for the details involved in those steps.... i have noooooo idea... just basically see what happens and go with it.

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Postby anonshadow » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:45 pm

Currently, I'm contemplating becoming some kind of doctor and doing research, although there are half a dozen other things that I haven't ruled out, and three dozen more that I haven't considered that I will be exposed to when I finally start school in the fall. If one has the flexibility, I don't think one should feel like it is necessary to know what one's lifetime career is going to be at the age of 18 or 19.




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