#114: Why Being Complacent in My Career is Working for Me Right Now
I swear I have therapy sessions all by myself when I'm grocery shopping. I'm in the middle of getting everything I need for chicken enchiladas when it all came rushing to me at once. It only took 7 years after graduating from Florida State University for me to realize this but better than late than never.
I do not want a different job.
I do not desire another degree.
I do not want to move up in the field of education either.
Pick your jaw off the floor please. Y'all can be so dramatic I swear. *insert hair flip*
But seriously, for seven years...naw make that ELEVEN years that I've always taken the safe route when it came it choosing a career. It began my freshman year of college when I decided I wanted to major in Fashion Merchandising. My family, however, was not so receptive of that.
"So you're going to work at Macy's for a living?" "Fashion who??" "Is that a stable field?"
Ugh! The word stable immediately pierced my soul and fear flooded in. Education. Business. Medicine. Law. Now those are stable careers.
I settled on earning a degree in Business, marketing and management to be more exact. I really didn't enjoy it but at the same time it wasn't that uninteresting. Long story short, I graduated at the peak of the economy crisis in 2009 and I had to become a teacher. It was that or become a correctional officer. Uhhhh yeah, you can miss me with the latter.
I hadn't even written one lesson plan before people were inquiring about graduate school! Really bruh? Another long story short, I've attempted three different graduate programs only to quit each one less than halfway through.
(And we won't even talk about how much debt those incomplete degrees put me in....)
Oh, remember that time I took a break from teaching? Yeah, that went well. NOT!
Become a principal they say! Work year round and deal with all 1200 students of a high school? Never. I can barely keep it straight with the 125 students I have now.
So no longer will I listen to other people's suggestions and recommendations. Fashion is in my blood and soon it will replace my grading papers and factoring polynomials.
From this blog post to God's ears...