Career path, vocation and orientation...
July 22, 2007 11:53pm CST
Well, I've been feeling quite lost lately, because at my age (25) I still haven't found my path in this life, so I was wondering if any of you have gone through something similar, and maybe someone else can find something useful in this discussion... I graduated last year from film school, but even though I did enjoy my time as a student and I was the best of my class, I just don't feel quite comfortable in this career path, and I feel bad and sad because I see my classmates all enthusiastic about working in our field of study, but I just can't feel like them. Unfortunately, I don't know what I want to be either!! I really don't know how some people manage to discover their path in life so easily... my boyfriend just liked biology and sciences a lot, right now is finishing his Biology studies and he's becoming such a great scientist! But I just can't find that path, no matter how hard I try. Somehow I think one of the main "problems" here is that I'm actually good at almost anything! When I was in school I did well in all subjects: maths, history, language, arts, music, science, so it was very difficult for me to decide for a specific field of study. At first, I entered Art School for a degree in Fine Arts, because I really loved to draw, but after 2 1/2 years I just found myself too bored and lost all interest in becoming a painter or something like that. So then I entered Film School, mainly because I really wanted to make animated movies when I was little, and I thought it was about time to follow that dream. But after graduating successfully and even making an animated short movie as my final project, I just don't feel like "being myself" when I'm surrounded by my colleagues... it's like I don't belong with them... Right now I'm aiming for a degree in Mass Communication, but not because I feel it's my true vocation, it's just that I need it to be able to get better jobs and learn some more... I'm really confused, because I feel that I've lost all my dreams and right now I really have no goals for my career life... and I do want to have them, because I feel so empty and useless right now... I've spent a lot of time and money trying to find my path, but I'm not sure of anything... one day I think I would do great in Informatics, next day I feel like History and Archaeology are my destiny, next day I feel like a Lawyer... so I'm a complete mess. If anyone can give me some advice, I would really appreciate it, and if anyone is feeling like me, maybe we can find a solution together!