Thursday, January 17, 2008

You gave me questions. Now you've got answers! Part 3.

Today's question comes from the lovely and kind Miss Collen.

What do you think you want to do as an adult?

Now that is truly the million dollar question. I’ve been trying to put more and more thought into my future lately. Since I’m still trying to catch up to my former classmates and friends, it’s hard to say if I will actually be a freshman in college when they will. It is my ultimate goal to go to college in 2009, like I should had everything stayed on track. I have some friends who know exactly what they want in potential colleges, careers, and adult life. Me on the other hand, I have no clue. I know I need to go to college. Where that college is or what I’ll study there, I can’t tell you. I can however tell you that I know at some point I would like to get married and have children, but who knows if that will happen. I also know I want a career, and not to just be someone’s wife or mother. (SAHM’s don’t shoot me, I know what you do is a job and I think you are amazing, but I also know that it wouldn’t be right for me.) What that career is, I don’t have an answer here either. The thing is, I’ve found that I have a lack of ambition and direction. I know that people say I am good at certain things, but I don’t feel that way or feel much passion for anything in those fields. I’m not one of those people who have known from a young age that being a writer or a doctor is exactly what they were made for. I might be one of those people who figures out what they want after dabbling in a zillion different things. For now I’m just not sure. Sorry I don't have a more interesting or direct answer. If I figure it out I'll definitely write about it.



PS. It's snowing here today and sticking!!
Finnegan & I are very happy about this!!!

5 comments:

Colleen said...

I actually think it's more than ok not to know what you want to do. I've known so many people who went to college with one thing in mind and came out having done something totally different. Just think of the fun you'll have exploring your options.
I've enjoyed your answers!

Donna said...

Jillian,
My son is 21 & has changed his course in life several times already. So at your age, I think it's fine to be unsure of what you want to do with your life. The journey is the important thing. And I think you'll have an amazing journey. :)

Donna said...

Oh, one more thing. Finnegan is so cute!

Cara said...

Finnegan looks like my friend's dog, Bella! How sweet. I am glad you are getting snow! We never get it down here. :(

Jess said...

Hey, it's fine not to know. You can take general education courses for up to 60 credits at most schools before they require that you declare a major. I myself thought I was definitely going to go into Computer Science. I'm now dabbling in a health profession. Don't worry, you'll figure it out.