I feel I can mark this as done. I will keep it an open goal, pressing “I want to do this again” because it will all need tweaking and refining as time goes on but over all I know what I want now.
I plan to go into the field of biology – more than likely either forensics or conservation/wildlife biology (I’m leaning towards conservation at the moment) and also pursue my arts and crafts on the side. I may do a biology/business double major to accomplish that but I’m not certain right now.
I am excited and ready. Wish me luck!
I am not there yet but I am moving closer and closer.
Is this what I want to do? Am I crazy for thinking I could be capable of it?
I’m taking the steps anyway. The steps to find out if nothing else.
I know that I like having visual results. I like knowing that I have accomplished something. I like work that keeps my mind or body busy. I like the feeling of being tired from a full day of doing rather than drained from what feels like nothing. I like when I’m able to actually use my intelligence. I like helping. I like making people laugh or feel better.
I THINK I have pretty much decided that I want to do something where I can help people.
I want to have an impact in some way, even if it’s only to make things that brighten people’s lives. Maybe look into the nonprofit sector? I dunno.
Currently reading: What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson
Becoming a Certified Financial Planner is apparently no walk in the park. I am becoming more and more interested in finance though.
I had a bit of an epiphany which I’ve been keeping under wraps, as I said before. Basically, I was thinking of some of my interests – finances, helping people, business, starting my own business, making stuff and being creative. I thought, if I can focus on financial information with a specialization in small business or the other way around I can help people by doing that. I can begin my own business, like a craft business, and use it as a model or as proof that I know what I’m doing if I can make it succeed. I can then, if I become good enough at what I do, turn the financial/business job into a work at home job too by consulting or having my own website, writing articles, maybe writing a book, etc. Which would allow me to stay at home once I have kids and would allow me to accomplish that goal.
I don’t know. I still have to think things through further and figure out how to get from a to b. I have to get things firmer in my mind so as to really state what it is exactly I want to do. But it’s something I’ve been mulling over.
I have an idea. I’m letting it settle to see if it continues to be a good idea and something I want to pursue. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Since I am apparently nothing if not flighty.
Orison Swett Marden – “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”
I want passion. In everything.
I like helping.
I’m good with language and my reading skills are good.
I’m surprisingly not bad with money despite evidence to the contrary. Good with money and good at making decisions/choices are not the same thing. Heh.
I like animals and nature.
I like multifaceted work where I don’t repeatedly do the same thing all the time. I like multitasking.
I like making things and creating.
I found this helpful and this is a godsend.
Non-career: I want to own my own home. I want to own land. I want to have financial security, I want to be able to help my family when they need it, I want to have a family of my own eventually, I want to travel around the world.