Sunday, January 18, 2009

Random Thoughts

This has been the second weekend in a row that the message/theme for the week at Agora corresponds with one of the church signs by my neighborhood. It's kinda weird -- yes, God, I'm listening now!

I will start the second week of the last semester at TU on Tuesday. The beginning of the end for me. It's sad. I just bought a book last night at borders called Now What? The young person's guide to choosing the perfect career by Nicholas Lore. He also wrote The Pathfinder for older adults who want to find the perfect career after being out in the work field for anyone who may be interested. I'm only a chapter in, but it sounds promising! He describes what the average person wants in life and what we should want from our jobs. He also points out that only 30% of people like their work based on a gallup poll, I believe, and that most people do not go into the field in which they have their degree from college. So, he says it's really important to discover a career option that will fit with your personality and make you happy. After all, you'll spend more time working than doing anything else! It's true!

Well, I'm out of things to say. I'm going to go enjoy this beautiful day! :D

3 comments:

Naida Lee said...

i DEFINATELY spend more time working than anything else... especially for the next 2 weeks... ugh...
your last semester! that's so crazy. you spent like, the same amount of time getting a bachelors as i did getting an associates.. that is REALLY sad... haha.

luke said...

Not sure if it will help, but I just heard about this "web 2.0" site that supposedly helps people do the same ...

http://www.jiibe.com/

I didn't look into it, but maybe it'll help you?

Kristi said...

I don't envy your position. Just know that whatever you choose is not a life sentence. since many people (including myself) change their careers after getting a degree, it's not like you are married to that field forever. Life opens doors in unexpected places!