If you asked me when I was 18 what I wanted to do I would have told you that I wanted to be a research scientist and discover a cure for rheumatoid arthritis.
Unfortunately, chemistry wasn't my strong subject, but math was. I was also in love and planning to get married later that year. (hey, it was okay to get married young back then)
So I went with the business courses. Let's see what's happened since then.
Jobs I have had since I was 18:
secretary for adult ed tech school
secretary for pest control company
accounts payable/receivable for steel corporation
year end accounting audit preparation for an interior design company and a clothing mfg.
health insurance claims processor
health insurance claims processor trainer
grocery store cashier
hot lunch lady
scrapbook store owner
EDIT: Catalog photographer, import company
health insurance customer service
sales associate in home decor store
in between all of this was various volunteer work and committee work for church/school
That's a lot of stuff.
What a winding road I have taken to finally get to my current endeavor.
drum roll please...............
I am always excited to face new challenges and dive right in.
I think that once you set your mind to something you should figure out how to go about it
then get it done.
For the last month I have been working on my website,
networking with other professional photographers,
meeting new people that I really like,
and taking tons of photos.
Whether it will pay off or not,
I will surely enjoy this ride.
So - to all those graduating high school in these next couple of weeks, my two awesome nephews included, I might ask you what you want to DO or to BE, but just know that it's okay to either know or not know. And even if you think you know, it's okay to change direction. The important thing to keep in mind is to always move forward and always give it your very best effort.