I Can't Find The Career That's Right For Me. Need Advice From Other Introverts!I have suffered from anxiety and depression, which has decreased my confidence and motivation throughout the years. I feel very unemployable because I have little to no work or volunteer experience and I have done most of my high schooling online. I should have graduated last year, and I’ll be lucky if I can graduate by the end of this school year. My problem, is what will I do after school?
Right now, I am stuck not being able to work because I live away from jobs and have no transportation. I am socially awkward, and not really motivated to do anything in the conditions I am compelled to withstand. There really isn’t much I can do, in other words.
For those reasons, I want to go to college to gain freedom and actually start living my life. But, I feel like I’m not ready for that – socially, academically and mentally. Plus, here is where my greater dilemma lies.
My passion and personality pulls me in one direction that is financially unstable, and would be more challenging to succeed within Canada’s economy. Although, I would have greater motivation and increased happiness from a flexible career I love.
(A Creative Writer – novels, poetry, short stories. I don’t want to be a journalist or technical writer.)
My skills push me in another direction that will obliged me to study towards subjects that do not at all interest me and will submit me to the typical 9-5 schedule that I am not looking forward to. Although, I would have financial stability and be less challenged to find positions.
(A Executive Administration Assistant – stupid math and constant organization of someone else’s work life)
I want a career that I can look forward to every morning when I wake up, and that can bring me personal achievement. I want to gain something from what I do. I don’t want to have to learn numerous subjects that I hate when I already can’t handle the typical classroom learning experience.
I have taken many career assessments that point me in the direction of math and science related careers when I prefer the arts and language.
Even if I were to get a workplace job while I pursued part-time education, I don’t know for sure if I’d ever get published and I don’t want to be stuck living pay check to pay check. I want to be able to support my children when I have a family and be able to send them to college or university if that's what they want.
I really hate how there are very limited careers available to introverts. There's all this pressure on me to make the right decision and I don't know what that is because I seemed screwed with each of option I could choose! I don't want to end up living with mom the rest of my life. If you're an introvert, what work do you do? What advice can you give me?
Thanks. Inbox me if you prefer.
CourtGatekeeper 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 Dec 2, 2010