Finding the Career for You! #WisdomWednesday
It is currently February 10, 2020. Not sure when I will share this, but at the moment this is not a scheduled blog post topic. I felt as though it may be a good idea to write about this as I am going through it myself. I want to talk about the reality of going through the motions of finding a career path that would be right for you.
At the moment I am enrolled in classes to get a certificate in Early Childhood and Education. This Spring semester I am only taking one class which is Introduction to Early Childhood Education. I have loved all of my classes so far and have found them to be fascinating and enjoyable for the most part. While taking a class this semester I am also continuing the part-time job I got at the end of last year. It has been a really good experience for me to gain right now and has opened my eyes to a few things. As I have continued with this job, I am taking it one day at a time for more than one reason. I am also trying to look at a bigger picture. I intend to finish out this semester in this job and possibly put in my two weeks notice in May. I am finding out that with my foot issues it is very difficult for me physically, and I do not feel like I could do this for a whole year physically, and I am only doing it part-time. So I can only imagine how it would be for me if I was working in a preschool full time. But, I am still looking into various careers in education. I am looking into writing, and recreational therapy type work too.
In regards to the education careers, I am looking into Elementary Education things again. I have heard there are ways to teach elementary-aged children online, but everything I have seen says you'd need a four-year degree to qualify to teach on an online teaching site. I am also keeping recreational therapy type things in mind, and writing too! At the end of the day I want to make sure I am doing a job that I wake up in the morning and I am excited for. Which I think is typically everyone's hope. I am also aware that when in different work settings there will be bits and pieces that may not always be the most glamorous or exciting. For me at the moment, I am trying to find something that works for me both in the aspect that it brings me joy, but also something that will be possible for me to do physically. I asked the people I work with recently if there have ever been accounts of people teaching pre-school in a wheelchair, and because of how physically demanding the work is with preschool children it would not be an adequate situation. Part of their response was that and the other part was that they had not heard of anyone who was wheelchair-bound teaching pre-school for that reason. As I continue down my path and deal with my feet, I need to consider these types of things. But, I am not giving up!
I am determined to find a career path for myself that is not only doable but also enjoyable. There are some things I have done in the past that I know I could do as a career with my foot situation, and there are other options out there that I will look into. I think that normally, a part of me would probably feel sad about having to possibly rethink my career path, but oddly enough there was a professor I had my first semester here at UVU who said she changed her major 17 times before finding the right one for her and in a weird way that has brought some comfort to me recently. I am also comforted knowing that what is meant for me will come to me. So what I am trying to do now really is look at options and go with the flow and trust myself because that is all I need to do. When I am meant to find my calling I will, and I know it will probably be magical and wonderful once I do!
I wanted to write this because I think it is important for all of us to remember those good things take time. Even the things we want or don't know about yet that are right for us all take time. I think that also a lot of the time when we go into college most people can feel down if they haven't decided what they want to do. Or, feel down because maybe the career path they wanted may not end up being right for them. But, even if it has nothing to do with school I am sure there is something people want that they may not have yet, and it can get frustrating especially if you want it badly. I want them to know it is okay! I want you, the person reading this, to try to remember that what is right for us will come in time and that we should not try to rush the process. All great things take time. If it is not perfect yet, then it is not time yet for you to receive what you want and deserve to come to you.
I love all of you very much! If this resonated with any of you then that is great! Know you're not alone! It certainly can be frustrating and difficult but it is all a part of the growing process. Trial and error have to happen to grow. I hope you enjoyed my post and I will see you again soon!
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