Have you done lots of study courses but still don't know what you want to do?

June 28, 2010 5:31pm CST
Having been to University twice, I would consider myself highly educated but also very down to earth with my feet firmly on the ground. However, being smart doesn't always get you a good job or make it more easier to know what it is that you want out of life, so you can keep changing your mind forever as I have done until finally I now know where my strengths are and what motivates me. I also once studied counselling and psychology but didn't like the intensity of having to sit and listen to another person, watching their body language and sounding back what they were saying to me (I just felt stupid and clinical) even though the course was interesting enough and I passed many exams, I didn't want to do it as a career, but then I had to try it before I knew I felt this way. Other things I have studied are reflexology (study and massage of the feet) but after a few months, I just became bored and so gave this up. I've also done hairdressing, railway safety, maths for adults, computer studies and languages - I can speak three languages. What I really want to do is to work at home on the computer earning money so that I can afford to publish my writing eventually, but first I need to find legitimate earning opportunities that pay well for your efforts such as touch typing, though need training for this. Have other people done lots of courses and still not sure what they want to do or have you decided on something like me even though there are still challenges to overcome?
2 responses
• Czech Republic
29 Jun 10
as much u done as much u r confused...
@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
I am 30 years old, and studied a few courses at school that I thought would point me in the right direction of a career, but no nothing. I have also done a couple of home study courses, with in the last couple of years, and am currently doing a creative writing one, but still nothing. I have an idea of a career in my mind, but whether I can do anything about it is something else entirely. I just want to do something, and at the age of 30 I really thought that I would have a career of my choice, but hey, perhaps it will happen soon.