What will I be when I grow up?

United States
May 20, 2009 9:59pm CST
I am a twenty two year old mother of three and I dont know what career path I should take so I guess my question is how does a person know what they what to do as a career
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• China
21 May 09
did you said you are twenty two years old and you are a mother of three children ?? oh , i can't blieve this . what country are you from? I want to tell you one is never too old to learn . and you are still so young ,full of passion . best wish!
• United States
21 May 09
I was born and raised in california usa I am hispanic and yeah I got pregnant at 16 then at 18 and i just had a baby at twenty two I just feel like I have no drive i dont know what I wanat to presue
• Canada
22 May 09
Good for you wanting to find a career path so you can look to support your family! Do not let anything stop you from doing this as it is ALWAYS possible if you have the drive and desire to do so. Get help from your family go to night school while the kids are tucked in. Try some of the quick programs like dental reception or paralegal, it may not be your immediate choice. This will however get you out into the world dealing with professionals, networking making the right connections to get you to where ou wish to be or help you to figure out just what that is.
• United States
21 May 09
You have a heavy burden on your back having 3 children and therefore probably no higher education besides high school - especially in the economy right now if college students are reaching unemployment you know its not good for the rest of the world because companies are going to take the most qualified for the job. For you to make a "career" and not just a job - you need to find a passion and you need to find something you enjoy doing that you won't get bored with a few months down the road. For me it was writing and just broadcast in general so I'm taking the classes I need and going to try to either get a job with a nationwide multi-media news outlet or I'm going to go into something like TV production. Its long hours and its tough, but since I get that enjoyment from piecing things together to form something amazing, it works for me. I know with a lot of mothers that are trying to raise kids they end up doing day care centers out of their own homes since they don't really have the means to go off and hire nannies and everything else to take care of their kids while they are trying to do school and what not. And I'm sorry to say it - but making a career isn't easy. If you want to move up you are going to have to take classes either online or at a community college at least. So you need to figure out how much time you have and what you can do.
@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
21 May 09
Well, I know what I want to do already and i'm younger then you! What I simply did was make a pros and cons list and tried really hard to figure out a top ten list of careers. In order to come up with the top ten list of careers I thought to myself, What environment would I want to work in(outside,inside, desk, etc.), what kind of hours would I want to work, what are my favorite hobbies(hobbies can be turned into your job such as if you were really liking English you could become an English teacher!), and a bunch of other questions like that. After coming up with my top ten list, I then proceeded to like I said, doing the whole pros and cons. Whichever ended up with the most pros at the end was probably going to be my choice. I spennnt a very long time on this list, however. I would say close to 2-4+ months. Lot's of research into various careers. It's kind of almost like. As you go into researching careers if you know yourself you should get an idea of what you want to be, and what you don't. Like's and Dislikes help play a major role. If you find a career where like. 90% of the job you would love to do it makes it a pretty simple choice, eh? Hope this helps!
• India
21 May 09
Well dear its very sad to hear that you have become mother at such a young age, but then also it have not been late. You can still pursue some career of your choice. For your career first of all you see ur educational qualifications. Check if u can get some job with your qualifications. If u aren't much qualified then u can opt for many other careers for which educational qualifications are not needed like online jobs. Online jobs are one of the best ways to engage yourself and earn money. You can also go for some food related careers which mothers like can pursue. And lastly i would advice u that u also need a good friend with whom u can talk frankly. Then only ur energy and passion will come back.