I Want a Career That Makes Me Smile

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    Sep 29, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 21, 2015

    I Dont Know To Do

    I am 27 now and so far careerswise, life has been a failure. I am not happy with what I chose and therefore I feel stuck. I feel like I am wasting life. People around me donot seem to understand what I mean and I have not received any advice from anyone. Suckssssss big time to...
    newmsuv newmsuv
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    my parents want me to use my creativity,

    and mathematic skills for a career in engineering, but I want to be an artist.
    Bethy1234321 Bethy1234321
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    I want a band, a life of creativity

    and helping people through music, its the only way i can think of to actually enjoy the life i have. My boyfriend is very cynical but tells me i have enough vocals to try and make it, so do my other friends, but im too shy to go out and find band mates.
    idk511 idk511
    18-21, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    My Search

    I spent most of my years staying at home with my children. It was an amazing time in my life but there was always something missing.  I felt as though I was meant to do more than just be at home.  I started learning about new things I always had an interest in and found that I...
    missamberlawrence missamberlawrence
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    Is there anyone that currently

    or previously worker in the healthcare field, the administrative side?
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30
    22-25, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    I keep finding the ones

    that pays the bills, looks good on an application and forces me to go. But none of which is what I really love.
    frapoblue frapoblue
    31-35, M
    Jan 13, 2015

    My parents do not approve of what I want to do

    after high school. The only thing that makes me happy is art and beauty and my parents thinks that those are just 'hobbies' but I was not aware that people make money off of 'hobbies' that they love doing? I hate having Asian parents. I would like them to support me but they...
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    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak
    22-25, F
    May 16, 2014

    Perceived Passion Vs Perceived Security

    I have a degree in Spanish at my university and have realised it is not something I would like to continue. I was always interested in culture and so I thought I should try social anthropology for my masters. However I keep being told that a masters degree in social anthropology...
    trying2smile trying2smile
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2012

    I Love The Idea Of Getting Dressed Up For Work

    like when I was working at the Office of State Revenue in QLD I used to get a bit dressed up ... I had lost weight and I wanted to attract men - not all the time but I wanted to ...well, for once in my life look like a woman and feel good, the problem was I was 26 and still a...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011

    In the Right Area...

    Yet whilst I should consider my fortunate, it is not in the right specifity. Until I complete my studies, I am here, I watch whilst what I want to do most remains a void, unable to do anything until I get my working knowledge and legal qualifications sorted...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 27, 2009

    I'm struggling with the difference between a job

    and a career. I tried college but wasn't focused so I got a full time job with benefits and great hours good pay. I'm now married, own a home so college now is harder with bills. Do I keep going with having a job or start a career?
    mlamla mlamla
    26-30, F
    Mar 9, 2016

    Joe Moore & Company, Inc.

    : Career Opportunities Joe Moore & Company provides a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding work environment. The company was founded in 1957, and for the last half century, the company has built a solid reputation for excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship. Quality...
    neilman23 neilman23
    36-40, M
    Mar 6, 2015

    I studied engineering

    for about two years and realized that I hated it so I started considering different career paths,but now I just want to be a psychologist , I'm such a troubled soul, it would be nice to study something I can relate to,something I need and can use to help people better themselves...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    I Would Like A Career based On My Own Experiences

    As you all may know if you's have read my previous posts, I've got Borderline Personality Disorder. But with one difference, I am determined for it not to take a hold of my life more than it already has! I need to get into new routine, a healthy one with less drink; not that I...
    alittlebitunsure alittlebitunsure
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2011


    i feel so frustrated at work!!! it is so unfair. my boss always wants me to do this and that and must finish everything at the same time while the other colleague just sits back and relax. i don't know but somehow i think he treat the other girl better than me. better salary and...
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    1 Response Oct 2, 2012

    i want to have a career

    where i choose when i work how i work. and makes me happy and pays well and has a positive impact on the world.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 8, 2015

    I Can Dream

    I've spent years working in dead-end jobs that I hated. Someday I hope to find a career that suits me- allows me creativity and freedom, while at the same time being a structured and organized environment. I'd like it to be something that helps people or animals. NOT a service...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2010

    on second thought, id

    rather have a career that made me happy. I wouldnt want to go to a job that made me smile, as if that was one of the requirements needed to hold that position. ..like being a greeter at walmart, or a flight attendant, host/hostess at a restaurant. those are all jobs that would...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    51-55, M
    Jan 26, 2015

    Restless: The Perfect Word For How I Feel About My "career"

    I graduated from a world renowned University coming up on 2 years ago this May. I graduated in the top of my class in a field I thought I would love: Hospitality.  I had no problem finding a job with a major hotel chain in Sales, something I ...
    cfine51386 cfine51386
    1 Response Jan 6, 2010

    A Career Not a Job

    i sometimes don't understand how anyone can possibly put up with anything that is less than what they dreamed for themselves. I know most people would say "things got in the way." marriage, kids, bills... but what i've learned from everything and everyone is that...
    riann riann
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    Not This One

    I know what makes me smile. It isn't what I've done for the past 30 years. I got a university degree and entered the professional labor market at a time not all that different from the current one. I've been continuously employed ever since, and most people would call it a...
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    8 Responses Mar 18, 2012

    Well after 3 year of looking

    for a job. I got a job! Not the job I would like to have,but definitely a step in the right direction, with a great starting pay! So happy and Excited. It's been a very long road for this girl. Hard work pays off!
    boo864 boo864
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    I'm reading a book about finding your life's

    purpose. It is Christian based. My fear is finding a calling that doesn't pay much. Sorry to say. I have worked as a loan officer, a technical recruiter, and a special Ed teacher. I just turned down a job paying about 70k plus commission so that I can finish an exam for my...
    virginialady virginialady
    41-45, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    I don't have a satisfactory career

    and I'm never happy with my life. I have never been happy for past few years. Now I was hoping to start a job and that too is doomed.
    Tenpriya Tenpriya
    22-25, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    I do and idk what that is,

    outdoors life makes me smile, like hiking and mountaineering
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    i have seen this poster at my school it says

    something like this its amazing when a career and a passion come together
    puppylove42 puppylove42
    16-17, F
    Feb 3, 2016

    gofundme.com/9h6mwpus please help

    if possible! Everyone's donations are appreciated!
    RandomGirl152025 RandomGirl152025
    16-17, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    I Have the Best Job In the ...

    I have the best job in the world, and that is being a full time mum
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    Dec 15, 2008

    Polarity And Your Career

    The significance of polarity is that it can serve as a powerful decision-making tool. It helps you cut through the fog of indecision to reach a new level of clarity. When you look at a decision from the polarities of love and fear, the right decision for you will often become...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Oct 26, 2010


    I want a career that use either of my degrees. I want a career that makes me happy; a career that I can't WAIT to start because I feel like I'm actually contributing to something MEANINGFUL, and not blood-sucking retail or customer service.
    RitaRee RitaRee
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 11, 2011

    Has anyone transitioned out of the education

    field or any other field successfully?
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2015
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